The city is overflowing with lovely places to hang out. Recently Cardiff has enjoyed something of a coffee revolution, with an array of new, independent coffee shops with free wifi scattered across the city. Nomadic workers armed with Macbooks and seeking caffeine to fuel their big novels, screenplays, or start up proposals can be found around every corner.


As well as all the usual chains, you’ll also find these indies in town:


Outside the centre, there’s more on offer:


If you’re into more traditional co-working spaces, make sure you visit Welsh ICE – strictly speaking it’s just outside Cardiff, but the facilities for freelancers are incredible.

In the city there is a collection of spaces run by Indycube, scattered across the city for your convenience. And if you want a less traditional vibe, how about a converted shipping container? Recently noticing the absence of freelance office space for creatives, the Boneyard opened – with shipping containers converted to offices and an events space to hire. The Boneyard and neighbouring Printhaus have an open day on the first Saturday of every month, where you can go and have a nose around.

Waterloo Tea

An off-shoot of the ever-popular Waterloo Gardens Teahouse in Roath

Milk and Sugar

Milk and Sugar, which also has a tasty daily menu

The Boardroom

The Boardroom, where you can buy a coffee for a local homeless person while paying for your latte

Uncommon Ground Roasting Co.

Uncommon Ground Roasting Co. nestled in the Royal Arcade

Little Man Coffee

Little Man Coffee offers free coffee for freelancers up to 11am on Monday mornings, and hosts various network events.