Places to eat and visit (as recommended by our followers).



Castle Gate Bar and Restaurant “I have nominated Castle Gate because the food is always impeccable and the staff are excellent too!”


“The best Indian restaurant in Caerphilly”

*Amazing food *Great service *Easily accessible *Excellent atmosphere


5 Castle View Shopping Centre CF83 1SN

Grazing Ground. *” I’d nominate Grazing Ground for their food choices, all home made and vegan options. Plus the owners are amazing- pro breast feeding, helpful when you have small children and really welcoming. “

*Lovely food *Friendly *Nothing is too much *Clean *Great for young children

*Great children options *Very vegan friendly * Fantastic cakes (including a daily vegan option) *Tea house


47 Cardiff Rd, Caerphilly CF83 1FP

The Old Library *”I would like to nominate The Old Library who, as well as creating a lovely café, have managed to bring the true meaning of the word community to Caerphilly. They are so supportive of the local groups, clubs and artists who they collaborate with and share their facilities to create unique events for the town.”

*Perfect for families *Fantastic crafts *Something for everyone *Fun

*Great cakes *Friendly service *Playgroups *Children toys *Clean *Helpful


Nantgarw Rd, Caerphilly CF83 1AP

The Deli *“Lovely atmosphere, beautifully decorated , fantastic menu and well cooked delicious food”

*Fabulous cakes *Great food *Lovely coffee

*Kind *Colouring books *Clean and hygienic


6 Clive Street, Caerphilly  CF83 1GE

Casa Mia *”Great atmosphere, amazing food and a really cool addition to the town centre.”

* Unbelievable view *Friendly staff *Fantastic lunchtime deal *Fun cocktails

* Amazing weekday deals *Perfect for tourists *Good children menu *Vibrant *Great flavours


First floor 4-6 The Twyn, Caerphilly CF83 1JL


*”Excellent service, gorgeous inside; the whole experience was pure quality.”

*Outstanding food  *Stylish *Great array of drinks *Exceptional

*Well designed *Fantastic menu  *Great lunchtime deal  *A town highlight!


87 Cardiff Rd, Caerphilly CF83 1FQ

The Visit Caerphilly Centre The coffee shop is wonderful. Happy staff as well help to make this place great and provide lots of information on Caerphilly for tourists.”

*Gifts available *Great Caerphilly Cheese *Helpful

*Friendly *Castle passes available for locals *Tourist leaflets


The Twyn,


CF83 1LJ

Tyfu “It’s the last cafe before the mountain. A lot of hard work has gone into it over the last 12 months. Lovely, friendly atmosphere. The food is fresh and affordable, and the place is very clean. Tyfu gives people the chance to help the community as well, well done Tyfu!”

*Reasonably priced *Great breakfasts *Not-for-profit company

*Social enterprise * Community *Colouring books *Books


97 Cardiff Road, Caerphilly

CF83 1FQ

The Black Cock “Different deals on weekdays, plus a refurbished play area (suitable for children, not babies)”

* Good food * Large outdoor play area *Family

*Dog friendly * Great food selection *Welcoming *Friendly


Waunwaelod Way,


CF83 1BD

Islwyn Inn “This service is consistently high and the food has always been. Their new tapas bar is excellent as well. A fantastic night out and my favourite place for a Sunday lunch too!”

* Great quality food *Fantastic service *Local beers *Variety of gins *Brilliant themed nights


Glanhowy Road, Blackwood, Caerphilly
NP12 2HN

Basil and Rusty’s Ice Cream Parlour “Award winning ice creams, fabulous sundaes, amazing alternatives (delicious hot waffles with bacon, cheese and maple syrup) stunning coffees, lovely outdoor play area and absolutely spectacular views. Great experience for both parents and children. Indoor and outdoor play areas, always a warm welcome and great service.”

*Fantastic escape for parents *Entertaining for children *Toys

*Play area *Colouring books *Delicious food *Welcoming


Gelli Farm, Machen, Caerphilly CF83 8JE

Gaffaccinos “Amazing food, really lovely staff and, on top of it all, they make time to help the homeless!”

*Welcoming *Afternoon tea *Food parcels for the homeless

*Warm *Great cakes *Friendly staff *Lovely food


24 Penallta Rd, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed CF82 7AN

Angel Bar and Grill “I would like to nominate the newly refurbished Angel Bar & Grill. The decor is very stylish, staff friendly and polite, The food was lovely and great value for money.”

“Newly decorated ” Good selection of desserts *Fantastic toilets *Very clean




White Cross Lane
CF83 2RL

Mountain View Ranch “Fun outdoor play. Pay per person. Acres of grounds, Gruffalo trail (with storyteller), archery, canteen, sand play area, rabbits, ponies and lots more.”

*Fairy forest *Active *Outdoor *Den-building *Hobbit homes *Fantastic tree houses

* Roly Poly hill *Fun day out *Annual passes *Happy children


Heol-Pen-Y-Bryn, Tongwynlais, Caerphilly CF83 1NG

Caerphilly Castle “A wonderful place to visit time and time again. A beautiful concentric castle with lots of places to explore. The events they hold are lots of fun and their new dragon app is a real hit with the children.”

*Medieval *World’s most leaning tower *Europe’s second largest castle

*Beautiful moat *Centre of town *Educational videos


Castle St, Caerphilly CF83 1JD

St Martin’s Church “A beautiful, gothic style church built 139 years ago. Well worth a visit with lovely stained glass windows and always a warm welcome”

*Church tours *Opposite train station *Monthly concerts


3 St. Martin’s Rd, Caerphilly CF83 1EF

The Green Lady “For a tasty family meal, lots of good choices and at very reasonable prices.”

* Friendly *Live music


Pontygwindy Rd, Caerphilly CF83 3HF