Cardiff’s monthly Bone Yard Bazaar on Paper Mill Road debuted on the first Saturday of March, hosting an abundance of street food, live music, craft stalls, vintage clothing, gorgeous notebooks and book-themed items, and pottery shops where you can purchase intricate crockery and have the opportunity to make your own.
Open from Wednesday to Sunday, and closing at 10pm each Saturday, the quirky shipping container-filled site has added atmosphere to Canton, and the west side of Cardiff in general. It was also child-friendly and dog-friendly, so suitable for all ages and breeds to come and attend.
The market stalls certainly have something there for everyone to enjoy: I had a lovely afternoon walking around, taking in the sweet tunes of the acoustic music and the faint smell of freshly baked goods.
I took a bite to eat at Twenty-Six: a café and street food stall which serves locally produced fresh goods all day, as well as drinks. There are plans to change up the menu frequently, with new innovative combinations, and local guest cooks making the food. There is definitely a buzz, and a welcoming atmosphere for new and returning customers – and the QR code system to order food was extremely easy to use.
I tried the spiced apple cider with seven-year-aged rum, which was delicious – even for a brisk Saturday March morning – and the cider locally made to boot. Businesses that provide love and warmth, but always have the local community at heart, definitely win brownie points from me.
Food-wise, I was graced with a light bites menu, more than OK considering it was a very busy Saturday, and the first event here in some time. I had light and airy sourdough toast with butter; freshly made, incredibly indulgent brownies; a Welsh cake, just catching St David’s Day week; and the pastry of the day, a lovely apple turnover. This came to a total of £9.80, reasonably priced for market food.
The Bone Yard, Paper Mill Road, Cardiff.
words MEGAN EVANS
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