About Us

Octavo Book Cafe and Wine Bar is an exciting new bookstore and cafe in West Bute Street, just off the Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff Bay. It’s the heart of the creative quarter of Cardiff, the capital of Wales.

Founded in 2016, Octavo’s is situated in a former coaching inn, the oldest building (1839) in what used to be called Tiger Bay.  Octavo’s is a warm, welcoming hub for the community and visitors, offering a wide range of books alongside a raft of events, clubs, crafting and other activities.  And, of course, we offer coffee (roasted in Wales), teas, wine and an excellent menu of snacks and meals, all cooked from scratch, using Welsh produce where possible and including many traditional Welsh dishes.

The space offers a wonderful opportunity for different events – CLICK HERE to discover more about holding an event, class or party at Octavo’s.

Octavo’s is a full service book shop – we can order in any books for you, usually with next day delivery. We also sell and redeem book tokens.

Opening Hours

  • 8:30am – 7pm
  • 1 0am – 7pm
  • 11am – 5pm

We have a brand spanking new set of menus!

We can accommodate parties of up to 20. Please book a table by emailing or calling us with an order.