Having launched his first solo venture, the eponymous Heaneys in Cardiff last autumn, chef Tommy Heaney is planning to open an adjoining coffee and wine bar next door.
Open for breakfast and lunch in the day and wine and charcuterie at night, this new coffee/wine bar will offer welcoming dishes ensuring freshness, seasonality and quality is central to its offering.
The first meal of the day will be centred on a cooked breakfast, including Tommy’s homemade sausages, black pudding from Ireland and of course Heaney’s famous sourdough. Healthier options will feature luscious yoghurts, seasonal fruit, homemade granola and honeycomb.
For lunch, expect to see home cooked stews, house salads as well as sandwiches and soups available in daily changing combos as an ideal eat in or take out option. Available all day will be Tommy’s freshly cooked crumpets and bagels complete with a variety of house fillings; cooked meats will be cured, cooked and smoked in house. From mid-afternoon you can indulge in light bites, charcuterie, cheese and world wines.
Drinks wise, Tommy has teamed up with a local coffee producer to create a home blend which will be roasted on site and fresh juices will be juiced to order. A high quality but not highly priced wine list will contain some wonderful old world wines produced from forgotten grapes.
Interior wise, the restaurant will be simple yet chic. Mixed level seating in the form of high and low bar stools will surround refectory style tables and create an informal and convivial atmosphere.