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Whitchurch wonders to savour; Linking the Cardiff communities of Cathays, Heath and Gabalfa, Whitchurch Road has become a mecca for lovers of great food from across the globe. Here's our guide to the best food on offer there right now (in no particular order).

The Pot Food: French The popular Bistro - which was originally on Crwys Road - brings all its expertise in making good food and hearty portions in a relaxed environment to Whitchurch Road.

A bigger venue, The Pot serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a wonderfully French-inspired setting. | www.thepotcafe.co.uk Got Beef Food: Burgers From pop-up to permanent, Got Beef's reputation precedes itself and lovers of great burgers won't be disappointed if they make the effort to visit this eaterie.

Its quirky choices, like the Breaking Bad-inspired Heisenberg burger and mind-blowing dirty fries, are what makes this place special.

| More: www.gotbeef.co.uk Cegin Bodlon Food: Coffee and healthy food to go A combination of a deli and cafe with a wholefoods market all with a Welsh emphasis.

There's hot and cold food for sale with homemade smoothies, juices and sandwiches to takeaway.

There's also be a salad counter and people will be able to pay by weight and pre-order by an app.

There are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options on offer.

| www.facebook.com/CeginBodlon Mint & Mustard Food: Indian The original restaurant - there's now one in Penarth and Taunton - Mint & Mustard specialises in dishes from the Keralan area of India using the freshest of ingredients.

From thalis to tasting menus, the choice is different to any Indian restaurant you've been to before - and you'll never want to choose the same dish twice.

| www.mintandmustard.com Society Standard Food : Bar & kitchen Recently opened, this Whitchurch Road spot takes a night out to the next level in this area of Cardiff.

Whether it's ordering off their vast menu - which includes an eye-popping brunch menu, steaks, salads and seasonal dishes - or lingering in the bar sipping a cocktail or their handpicked Arbour beer, there's definitely something for everyone here.

| www.societystandard.co.uk 6. SO coffee Bar Food: Coffee and cocktails This independent coffee shop serves speciality coffees, artisan food using the finest, freshest ingredients, as well as tapas and a selection of wines and cocktails - taking you from day to ngiht. | socoffeebar.com Crispy Duck Food : Pan-Asian If honey-beer chicken sounds good to you then you'll have a great time at Crispy Duck. A plethora of tasty Asian dishes from Chinese and Japanese, to Malaysian and Thai - and a handful of Food & Drink Awards, you won't be disappointed.

| www.thecrispyduck.co.uk Yan's Food: Fish & Chips Open since 1969, Yan's is a long-standing favourite. With homemade rissoles, fresh fish and one-of-a-kind curry sauce, there's nowhere tastier for the classic British dish.

| www.yansfishbar.co.uk Cocorico Patisserie Food: French The talent on display at this patisserie is unbelievable. Delicate macarons and mousses, mind-blowing cakes and mouth-watering savouries . If you're craving meticulously designed, but scrummy, cakes when Bake Off starts - go here.

|| www.cocoricopatisserie.co.uk Panama If Food: Indian Established in 1976, Panama's cuisine is influenced by the flavours from the north east of Bangladesh and India. It's modern and comfortable interior is the perfect place to enjoy their large menu.

| www.thepanama.co.uk Chillies Food: Indian Curry lovers are spoilt for choice in Cardiff, and Chillies is another wellestablished favourite thanks to their all-you-can-eat deal on a Sunday night.

| chilliescardiff.co.uk Longa Turkish Cafe Food: Turkish One of the new kids on the block, enjoy Turkish food in a relaxed setting.

Diners, including our own reviewer, have been raving about the breakfast served at this place, so don;t miss it!

| www.facebook.com/longacafe The Brass Beetle Food: Pizza and cocktails If you love wood-fired pizzas and cocktails with a twist, then this is the place to head for.

Pizza toppings include everything from artichoke and black olives to ham and brie and there's a good selection of sides, such as seasonal slaw, house salad and chicken wings.

If you're thirsty, we recommend a rhubarb sidecar or a lemon sherbet martini.

| www.thebrassbeetle.co.uk New Tuck In Cafe Food: British cafe A favourite with locals and reasonably priced.

Fans love the large choice of food on the menu - from omlettes, to breakfasts and sandwiches and baguettes.

| Visit the New Tuck In's Facebook page.

Aegean Restaurant Food : Greek An authentic taste of Greek culture in the heart of Cardiff.

Run and managed by Lefteris Patrikios - traditional family recipes have made their way into the hearts of Welsh foodies.

Souvlaki, moussaka, stiphado - feel like you're in the Med on Whitchurch Road.

| www.aegean-restaurant.co.uk Chutney Roti Food: Indian The place to go for homestyle Indian cooking where customers are encouraged to be daring with their choices.

| www.chutneyroti.co.uk

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Dirty fries at Got Beef

Kale, strawberry and feta salad at the Brass Beetle

Sushi mix at the Crispy Duck

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Longa Turkish Cafe

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