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US$4 - US$9
Cafe, British, Healthy, Spanish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 16 July 2019

I visited here for the first time this week for lunch and is was absolutely wonderful. We had a warm welcome and the food was delicious. There were plenty of veggie options and the prices were really reasonable. Will definitely be back soon and will...be spreading the word around my office of this place. Thank you!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

Was in Cardiff for the weekend of the pink concert and we wanted a healthy nutritious lunch and I came across steen the chef it was a short walk from the hotel.A lot of the produce he grows himself we let him choose what to...put in and it didn’t disappoint a very satisfying workers lunch delicious.We were there on a Friday and were disappointed that it does not open on Saturday as we would of loved to try some of the other delicious items of the menu we will be back to Cardiff and will certainly be back at Steen the chefMore

Date of visit: June 2019
256steent, Owner at Steen the Chef, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

Hey guys, I remember you two happy diners. Thanks for the positive support and we hope you dine with us again soon.

Reviewed 31 May 2019

Have been to Steen the Chef several times over the last few months and the food and atmosphere is always top notch. Good home style cooked food, good choice for mains, snacks and brownies & flapjacks. Great coffee too. The menu changes which is great...also. Very reasonably priced. Much better than all the chain type places in Cardiff City centre. The staff are always very friendly and obliging, keep it up guys! A little gem of a place in the city centre.More

Date of visit: May 2019
256steent, Owner at Steen the Chef, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

Hey, thanks for your review, glad you like what we offer. Many thanks Steen

Reviewed 17 May 2019 via mobile

Hung out chatting to the quirky gents running a kitchen of fabulously fresh home cooked food with ingredients from Steens allotment, sitting at his up cycled furniture, watching the calming fishies. Soup which was just cooked up as I arrived was delicious, comforting and light....I lingered a while in the friendly and trendy in a simple and elegant way, feeling too comfortable to rush away too soon. Definitely a new frequent visit required on my books and will highly recommend it to others as a decently priced fresh and central spot for meets or solo hang outs.More

Date of visit: May 2019
256steent, Owner at Steen the Chef, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2019

Hey, glad you like our place and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers Steen

Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful roast for Mother’s Day, our lunch was really delicious. The staff are very friendly & helpful, great atmosphere - will definitely be back. Thank you!

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 9 April 2019 via mobile

We had fish and vegan tapas on Friday night - delicious! Good portions, salad from the allotment, and friendly staff who were willing to change any ingredients for us. Exceptional personal service. Will definitely be back and looking forward to trying a cooking class!

Date of visit: April 2019
256steent, Owner at Steen the Chef, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2019

Hey, we are so gald you enjoyed your food and intend to join us for cooking classes. Many thanks Steen

Reviewed 13 March 2019 via mobile

I met a friend at Steen's for lunch midweek and it was perfect for a quick bite to eat. We both had the fishcake which was very fresh, tasty and, happily for us, huge! It came with a side salad and edible flowers. It's a...simple cafe, no fuss, and set in part of an old church I believe. Well worth a visit for a casual lunch with tasty food.More

Date of visit: February 2019
256steent, Owner at Steen the Chef, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2019

Hello there, we are glad you visited us and enjoyed what we offer, many thanks and we look forward to feeding you again soon. Cheers Steen

Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Best smelling cafe in Cardiff... mouth watering! Only popped in for tea but the cooking smells made me plan another more foodie visit!

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We went to Steen the Chef for a dinner based on TripAdvisor recommendation and found this small place with simple interior/tables and a welcoming host. The menu was short and not too complicated which was nice. They offered Fish Friday specials and explained how to...combine and order dishes. The food was simple and glorious. Bring your own wine and enjoy their delicious simple meals!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Steen t, Owner at Steen the Chef, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Hey, thanks for your kind words, glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to feed you again sometime soon, many thanks Steen

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Went here for fish Fridays. Amazing food - cheap price tag. We got all seven fish tapas for £7 per person (four of us in total). The staff were extra friendly, and you could see how passionate Steen himself is about cooking. I hope to...visit here more in future - this isn't just a lunchtime spot!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Steen t, Owner at Steen the Chef, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Hey, we loved having you along, glad you like our fish Friday, and we hope to see you again soon. And you’re right I am passionate.

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Steen the Chef is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5