213 City Road, Cardiff, CF24 3JD
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Art, Live entertainment, People watching, Trendiness
Best for Trendiness - Expert review of Milgi
Milgi isn’t a restaurant. It isn’t a cafe. Or a diner. Or a bistro. With cosy ramshackle retro settees in the front, regular live music and DJs, monthly food markets, engaging art on the walls, fresh cocktails, a yurt in the back garden where they tell stories and grow herbs, I don’t know what it is. But I love it...and they serve incredible vegetarian food.
Strictly veggie, fair trade and fresh, local produce: Milgi meals are as commendable as their ethics. There are dishes to suit any part of the day, from breakfast with their own homemade cheese and onion sausages to their own ice cream. The menu is also adaptable for vegans.
The thick, rich Cuban black bean soup is out of this world. Their own dips are great if you’re not after a full meal; the creamy wasabi pea dip is especially noteworthy, as is the beetroot and chocolate cake for that matter.
At points Milgi is wonderfully chilled, at others happily hectic. Evenings are especially vibrant as the young, arty crowd get muddled amongst the activities.
There’s a cool personal touch to the service and they never seem flustered, even when the queue for the bar almost reaches the door.
At the top of City Road, it’s in the thick of Cardiff’s largest student population. It’s about 15 minutes' walk from the city centre.
The most expensive dish is less than £8. The booze is a little more on the expensive side, with the house white costing £14.95, but their choice of good beers and fresh cocktails (with fresh local fruit, naturally) reflects the slight premium.
It's wise to book during any of their culinary events, such as their Veggie Food-ival but there's no need to book at any other time.
More information on Milgi:
- Price guide:
- Bar, Café, Coffee shop
- International, Vegetarian
- 213 City Road, Cardiff, CF24 3JD
- +44 29 2047 3150
- Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Open from 10.30am to 1am.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times