Many of the friendly and thriving cafes on our high street have been in the same families for generations - and have their roots in Italy.
Thousands of Italian immigrants made their way to the Valleys from the Bardi region of Italy from the 1890s onwards, opening cafes, ice cram parlours and fish and chip shops.
Whether you fancy a cuppa and a Welsh Cake or a full breakfast with all the works, there are a host of Cafes for you to choose from.
A warm welcome awaits you at this converted old coaching inn and coffee shop in Llantrisant Old Town
Experience a true taste of the area in this traditional Valleys cafe which serves hot meals, sandwiches and refreshments
This modern and open cafe serves traditional Welsh meals along with snacks and cakes.
This traditional Valleys cafe has been serving the village of Tonypandy for many years with authentic Italian coffee, cakes and baguettes.
Cortile Coffee is a small family run, independent coffee bar and shop located in Pontypridd's historic Indoor Market.
This national chain provides a range of Italian coffee, teas and snacks.
This traditional Valleys cafe has been a fixture of Treorchy for many years providing the town with freshly-made coffee, hot meals and snacks.
This traditional cafe serves breakfasts and snacks throughout the day.
This cafe serves breakfasts, lunchtime meals and freshly- prepared baguettes from their deli counter. The ideal place for a bite to eat and a refreshment.
This traditional cafe serves tasty homecooked food in comfortable and friendly surroundings.
At the café, you can enjoy Welsh Mario's ice-cream, delicious daily specials and our customers favourites – cake and coffee!
High Street Social, Treorchy based a key part of their name on their mantra which is being "social"; offering a great place to go with friends and family, to meet, relax and enjoy great food, awesome coffee, camaraderie and a new vibe
This family-run business has proved to be very popular in the small village of Treorchy
Le Crazy Croissant is ideally located in the centre of Pontypridd and brings a taste of France to the Valleys
This authentic Italian Cafe is run by a third generation of Italians which has long been a tradition of the Valleys.
As well as offering you a chance to make your own ceramics, this cafe serves homemade food fresh to order, including freshly-baked bread, cakes and Fair Trade smoothies.
This cafe provides a taste of the past with its art deco style and traditional menu. Set in the heart of Pontypridd, the cafe offers freshly-baked pastries, cakes and bread.
This cafe provides tasty savoury or sweet snacks throughout the day.
This traditional Valleys cafe provides hot meals, baguettes and cakes. It also offers authentic Italian coffee and ice cream which has been a tradition of the Cynon Valley for generations.
The third and fourth generations of Italians are keeping the family tradition alive of hearty home cooked food and fresh Italian coffee.
Keeping the tradition alive, this cafe serves authentic Italian coffee and snacks.
This traditional ice cream parlour serves the Subzero ice cream made right here in the Rhondda Valleys, which is eaten all over the world
As well as selling beautiful gifts, the Potting Shed offers a cosy cafe space which sells homemade cakes, snacks and refreshments
This retro tearoom based in this award-winning gift shop serves a variety of freshly homemade cakes with tea and coffee served in vintage crockery.
This cafe serves a variety of hot and cold meals along with cakes and hot drinks. The cafe has won a healthy eating award and is set in the beautiful surroundings of the Country Park.