Locations: Pen Y Lan | Penarth | City Centre


5 Waterloo Gardens
Cardiff, CF23 5AA
Tel: 02920 456073



The founding of Waterloo Gardens Teahouse came about after a series of unplanned events. Opened in 2008 with the mantra of honouring the contract between the cafe and its guests. This is the heartbeat of Waterloo Tea.

Opening Times:

We are open seven days a week.

8 till 6, Monday-Saturday

9 till 6, Sundays

We are open most bank holidays, so whenever you are off work you can pop in for a cuppa.

Our Food

Current Menus


Breakfast (served from 8.30am)

Organic Breads by Alex Gooch 

Toast (white, malted, sourdough or gluten free) 1.5

Toasted cinnamon fruit loaf 2.5

Freshly baked pastries (croissant, pan au chocolat, pan aux raisin) 1.5

Chai spiced porridge with winter fruit and toasted pecans 4.5

Homemade granola with seasonal fruits and welsh yoghurt 5.0

Cinnamon French toast, Welsh yoghurt, fresh fruit, pecans 5.5

Poached eggs with spinach and hollandaise on toasted sourdough 6.0

(add smoked salmon 1.5

Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on malted toast 5.5

Scrambled tofu with braised peppers, tomato and spinach on toast (vegan) 6

Welsh leek rarebit with plum chutney and side salad 6.0


Lunch (served from midday)

Something Simple

toast (white/malted/sourdough/rye/gluten free) 1.5

cheese on toast served with a side salad and chutney 5

soup served with a choice of bread (vegan) 5


Something Filling

(all served with a side salad or swap with a small soup for £2)

roasted chicken, honey mustard mayonnaise, babygem, malted bread 6.5

slow cooked pulled lamb, mint yoghurt, pickled vegetables, ciabatta 6.5

smoked salmon, herbed cream cheese, pickled cucumber, open rye bread 6

cheddar, plum chutney, sweet pickled onion, rocket, white bread 5.5

pan fried halloumi, charred peppers, houmous, rocket, ciabatta 6.5

smashed roasted sweet potato, red onion pickles, toasted seeds, fresh herbs, tahini, open toasted sourdough (vegan) (add feta - 1) 6.5

homemade houmous, sweet pickled carrot, rocket, malted bread vegan 5.5

lamb cawl served with toasted sourdough 7

welsh leek rarebit served with plum chutney 6



The above ingredients work well as salads, tossed with extra leaves and tasty treats for a lower carb option.


Something Sweet

toasted cinnamon & fruit loaf (teacake) v 2.5

scone served with clotted cream & strawberry jam 2.5

cakes 3 

Afternoon Tea

Come and spend some time in a haven of calm. Get away from the hustle and bustle and treat yourself.

Afternoon tea at Waterloo Gardens Teahouse comprises of…

A selection of fresh cakes, scones with clotted cream and jam, finger sandwiches and chocolate truffles  – all served on a three tier cake stand with a tea of your choice. 

We bake the scones and prepare finger sandwiches to order, so it is necessary to book about a day in advance. We prefer it this way, so that everything delivered to your table has been freshly made for you. Afternoon Tea is the only way by which you can reserve a table at the teahouse.

If you have any allergies or dietary needs, then with notice, we can make you exactly what you like.

We think that Afternoon Tea makes a lovely present. Gift Vouchers are available so that you can treat friends and loved ones. To arrange personalised gift vouchers just contact us. Vouchers can be bought through our online shop also.

The cost is £13.50 per head

The teahouse can also be  booked exclusively for tea parties. Please contact us so that we can give you a quote specific to your requirements.


Please book in advance to avoid disappointment and please ensure you book with the store you wish to visit.

All bookings for Afternoon Tea at Waterloo Gardens Teahouse are taken over the telephone on 029 2045 6073.


If you have any allergies then let us know and we can create something for you. We stock gluten free bread and dairy free spreads. We are conscious of the issues around allergies, and will do everything we can for the teahouse to be accessible for all.