Bean There may disguise itself as an unassuming coffee shop on Whitchurch Road, but it’s known throughout Cardiff as a highly reliable and downright delicious Mexican eatery, serving some of the tastiest burritos and vegan creations in the city.
Open every day of the week, the relaxed café serves a varied selection of internationally inspired burritos, wraps, salads and hummus platters, perfect for a quick lunch, or those getting together midweek for a celebratory meal. There’s even an irresistible breakfast burrito, loaded with everything you’d expect on a Full English, perfect to beat the Monday morning blues.
Meat lovers will adore Bean There’s Slow Walking Pig burrito, full of slow cooked hand pulled pork shoulder on a bed of Mexican rice. There’s also the café’s taste bud-tinging Chicken Drank the Honey creation, made of chicken marinated with honey and chilli sauce, onions and peppers. Interestingly, there are also some Indian inspired options, such as a the chicken tikka, or spinach and paneer wraps, the latter infused with Bean There’s secret spice blend.
Vegetarians and vegans are well catered for, with gluten and dairy free sweet potato koftes packed with chickpeas, apricots, dates, peppers and Moroccan herbs and spices, and the traditional Mediterranean falafel and hummus platter. Even Bean There’s rice is a taste-sensation, infused with cinnamon for an extra sweet kick and available as in a delicious rice box with salad, salsa, piri piri or Mexican chicken.
Decorated cleanly and simplistically, Bean There definitely lets the food do all the talking. With a five-star hygeine rating and a dessert menu of sweet treats, it's also a no-brainer destination for the little ones.