Welcome to our Café Bar!
Our bright and spacious café bar’s open every day from 8:30am.
It’s the perfect place to enjoy art with your espresso, grab something tasty before a film or just linger with friends over something to share. We also offer a takeaway service for many items including hot drinks, sweet treats, sandwiches and savoury pastries.
Fast and free wifi is available and you’re welcome to use our laptop-friendly area as an ad hoc office or for informal meetings.
Our dedicated kitchen team provide fresh and seasonal options for breakfast, lunch and evening meal, and we tailor our menu to offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, children’s meals, halal and daily specials.
Sitting inside means you can explore our current Art in the Bar exhibition, or if you grab a spot in the Cwtch you can enjoy our amazing mural by local artists Matt Joyce & Sophie Potter.
If the weather’s nice, we have a fabulous beer garden which is covered in the colder months with patio heaters to keep you cosy when it gets a little chilly.
Chapter is a registered charity and every time you buy a cup of coffee, pint of beer or a meal, the proceeds help us to carry on supporting Wales’ artists and creative communities, and to engage with audiences through exhibitions, events and educational activity.
Monday – Sunday 8:30am – late
Café: Monday – Sunday 8:30am – 9pm (last food orders 8.30pm, please note our full menu is unavailable on Mondays*)
Bar: Monday – Sunday Midday – late
Food serving times are:
• Breakfast: Tuesday – Sunday, 9 – 11.30am
• Lunch: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 2.30pm
• Evening Menu: Tuesday – Saturday 12-2:30pm & 5-8:30pm
• Sunday Lunch: 12 – 4pm
* Like many of our colleagues in the hospitality industry, we’re experiencing some shortages in staffing. Whilst we’re doing everything we can to bring you our full menu, our kitchen is closed on Mondays. We’re still serving sweet, a wide selection of cakes, freshly prepared sandwiches, cold snacks and nibbles, and our usual hot and cold drinks. We regularly have a street food vendor for our Kitchen Takeovers on Sunday evening and Monday all day! For up-to-date information keep an eye out on our social media pages @Chapter_eats.
Finding a table
If you’re visiting our café bar, there’s no need to book in advance. When you arrive, make your way in and find an available seat. Please note, we do not accept reservations.
Ordering food and drink
All our tables now have a QR code, so once you’ve found an available seat just scan, order, and pay with your phone. Alternatively, come up to the counter and order (you’ll need to let us know your table number). Whichever way you choose, a member of our team will bring your food and drink to the table.
The opening times and menu options for our café will vary depending on the day, but the bar will always be stocked with locally sourced ales, continental beers, and a selection of great wines.
All our dishes are freshly prepared in the kitchen, so please ask if you have any special requirements. Be aware that all our food is made in an environment where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present, meaning we can’t guarantee that any food item is completely free from traces. If you’d like to know more, please ask a member of our team.
From our popular plant-based and meaty burgers to seasonal favourites like comforting Lamb Cawl, and a changing board of specials, we’re sure you’ll enjoy our hearty, homemade food. View our menus below.
Our cocktail menu is full of refreshing cocktails and mocktails with old-time favourites and a couple of twists on some classics! Start your weekend early with our 2-4-1 offer every Thursday between 5 and 8pm!
Takeaway is available. Where possible, please use contactless payment.
If you need to start the day with a full cooked breakfast or just want to grab a quick coffee with a fresh pastry on the way to work, our breakfast menu has plenty of options.
From homemade hot pot to a healthy salad, our lunchtime menu options mean you can choose a delicious main meal or tasty light bite to suit your appetite.
Our specials board changes daily so there’s always something new to try and recommend to friends and family. We also offer a popular range of Chapter favourites.
Whether it’s a family gathering or catch up with a friend, our delicious Sunday roasts always include a choice of meats, vegetarian and vegan options.
For children, we’re happy to make a simple sandwich or cook up a cheesy pasta bake to make sure they get to enjoy a bite to eat. Check our menu for all available options.
Vegan & Vegetarian
Our menu includes a wide range of vegetarian and vegan options for you to enjoy. Look out for the ‘V’ and ‘VE’ symbols on our menu.
Alongside our extensive range of vegan and vegetarian dishes, all of our chicken is Halal. Look out for the ‘H’ symbol on our menu.
We always gluten free dishes. Look out for the ‘GF’ symbol on our menu.
Every morning and throughout the day we offer freshly cooked pastries and a large selection of cakes, to eat in or take away.
We’re proud to offer Hard Lines, a local company based in Cardiff, as the Chapter speciality coffee of choice.
If you’re hosting an event with us, hospitality can be pre-arranged. Our menu offers a selection of teas, coffee, soft drinks, breakfast, lunch and hot or cold buffet options. We can also discuss a bespoke menu with you if you have something special in mind. A selection of wine, beer and cocktails (or mocktails) is also available.
To see our Hospitality Menu click here.
Café Bar Access
Our Café Bar is located on the ground floor where there is flat access to the building through automatic doors. There are dedicated disabled parking spaces located in the front and rear car parks.
We have all-gender toilets in our Café Bar, alongside gender-specific loos in our Cinema corridor. There are two wheelchair-accessible changing facilities and one Changing Places facility (providing sufficient space and equipment for people who are not able to use the toilet independently) on the ground floor.