Cardiff sense of humour reflected in shop names and graffiti.

Cardiffian’s are well known for their sense of humour and irony and this has been reflected in the names of some shops in The City.
Below are a few recent ones that i’ve manage to capture on my travels!

First up is the Dental Practice on Woodville Road, Cathays.


Dental Practice on Woodville Road, Cathays.

Next up the fish and chip shop on Cowbridge Road East.

The Codfather

Codfather Chip Shop in Canton

A portable bar spotted near Bessemer Road.

Wunder Bar

Wunderbar van in Leckwith.

A nice cheeky one for portable Burger Van in Cardiff Bay.


Karlsburgers van in Cardiff Bay.

I just love the irony on this one……

Private Shop on Mill Lane

Private Shop in the City Centre.

This ‘Cardiff sense of humour’ has also made it onto some graffiti aswell! This was found alongside The Taff Trail near Llandaff North.

"Log onto this..." graffiti

"Log onto this" on Taff Trail.

And one spotted on St David’s Hospital in Canton.

Make Acid, Not Love graffiti.

"Make Acid not Love"

If you have spotted any further mildly amusing shop names or graffiti ramblings in Cardiff – drop us a line and let us know!
They could feature on the next batch!

As featured on Cardiff Guardian – thanks Hannah!

10 Responses to “Cardiff sense of humour reflected in shop names and graffiti.”

  1. ‘Crafty Sew & Sew’ on City Road makes me chuckle everytime I pass it.

  2. There’s a great white goods shop in Grangetown (Corporation Road, I think) called Sell Fridges.

  3. Thanks Laura and John for those suggestions!

    I did have some photos of “We Sell Fridges” but cant find them on my pc!
    I think the shop has since closed down 😦

    Will have to have a wander over City Road for that Crafty Sew and Sew!

    Cheers everyone.


  4. Sanna Silk [ City Road ] always makes me chuckle – ‘sanau’ being the shortened Welsh word for socks.

    • It used to be called city silk originally. Which had an edge of class to it. I think it weird dat it makes sense to pack people… “Sanna” is a name and “Silk”. Nobody knows if Sanna has any relevance the owner is called “Nasreen” . Sanna silk makes me laugh too.

  5. A few years back someone had added some graffitti to the Grangetown direction sign at Cardiff Bay retail Park – it now read “Welcome to Sunny Grangetown-by-Sea.” I loved it! But unfortunately it was removed…:(

  6. Also – at Wood Street, for a short while the D of the sign Drapers fell off….. it was soon replaced!!!

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