Cwtch Up Spots: Octavo Book Café and Wine Bar


Books. Coffee. Wine. SOLD!

Based on West Bute Street in Cardiff Bay, Octavo Book Café and Wine Bar is a hot contender for my new  favourite place in the city to cwtch up with a great book.

Having seen lots about this place on social media, I’ve been desperate to visit for a while now. When me & my mate George met up for coffee a couple of weekends ago, I eagerly suggested here so I could have a little nosey around.

Oh sweet joy!

The book selection is really eclectic featuring mainstream & indie publishers and it is really great to see them supporting Welsh authors. They will also order in any title you are looking for that they don’t currently have in stock (aren’t they lush?) The décor is clean, fresh & stylish & the staff are so chatty and welcoming. I spotted a chalkboard featuring upcoming events & see that they are definitely making the most of having such a versatile and cosy space (wine tasting, poetry readings & book clubs – DOES IT GET ANY BETTER?!)

As well as traditional table seating both indoors and out, there is a super-cosy sofa area which is PERFECT to cwtch up in (I didn’t grab a pic – sorry – but take my word for it – SUPER-cosy) I can confirm that the coffee is delicious (I had a sweet-tooth mocha & George a classic flat white) I also sneaked a peek at the food menu which I’ll be sure to try on my next visit.


They also offered to pop my beautiful sunflowers in water whilst we enjoyed our coffee – a little extra touch which was so attentive & really kind.

If you’re in Cardiff I would strongly recommend you pop in, I’ll certainly be back. See you soon – Five cwtches!

2 thoughts on “Cwtch Up Spots: Octavo Book Café and Wine Bar

  1. I have been here and love it. I keep telling everyone about it. I wish I lived slightly closer so that it was easier for me to visit. The ladies were so friendly and the coffee lovely. I couldn’t resist buying a few books. Great that it’s disabled parking right outside too.

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