Where to Find the Best Welsh Cakes in Swansea

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Hannah Freeman

One of Wales’ national dishes, the Welsh Cake is a delicious griddle-cooked cake. Dotted with fruit and cut into small circles, before being cooked slowly until golden brown on a cast iron Bake Stone. Traditionally eaten warm and dusted with caster sugar, they are a real treat. Made the same way for hundreds of years, you cannot visit Wales without enjoying a few. Here’s our guide to the best places to find authentic Welsh Cakes in Swansea.

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Davies’ of Mumbles

Baked pastry with fruits and cream

Lovely bakery and cafe in the pretty village of Mumbles, with excellent Welsh cakes and other baked treats, hot drinks and light lunches. Perfect to visit after a bracing walk on one of the many stunning beaches.

Jan Evans’ Bakery

Located in Swansea’s famous indoor market, Jan Evans makes all kinds of traditional Welsh baked goods. Besides the traditional shapes, heart-shaped and mini Welsh Cakes are also available via mail order – so you can still enjoy your Welsh treats wherever you are in the UK.

Kristy’s Bakery

Established in 1931, in the neighbourhood of Sketty, Kristy’s is as traditional as they come. You’ll find excellent bread, as well as cakes and savouries, all baked to perfection by Italian-born head baker, Antonio Carra.

Little Valley Bakery

Cinnamon bun

Located in the heart of the Gower, with a recently opened little shop in Parkmill, it goes without saying that the owner is extremely passionate about baking. Located adjacent to the Gower Heritage Centre, it’s no surprise that she champions artisanal, organic ingredients and traditional baking methods, offering a good variety of baked goods including outstanding Welsh Cakes. But be warned, she sells out very early!

The Cwtch

Lovely traditional little cafe in central Swansea offering all sorts of yummy goodies including, of course, Welsh Cakes. Perfect for afternoon tea, a morning coffee or light lunch.

The Cariad Cafe

Located in the Penclawdd neighbourhood – famous for its cockles – The Cariad Cafe offers a traditional Welsh menu with, of course, Welsh Cakes. Champions of local Welsh ingredients, The Cariad Cafe is a great choice for morning coffee or afternoon tea.

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