The word ‘deli’ may well conjure up images of stale breads and poor-quality meats in supermarkets, but you will find no such thing at Canna Deli.
This proudly Welsh establishment (all staff can speak in the native tongue) occupies a cutesy glass-fronted space, with the interiors following a rustic-chic aesthetic – think distressed wood-panelled walls, mismatched tables and chairs, and shelves stocked with the likes of jams, chutneys and other spreads which are all available to purchase and take home.
Canna Deli is an independent venture and offers a welcome alternative to more well-established high street names, with the quality of the food and service here apparent from the outset. In the daytime, expect coffee which has been roasted in North Wales, and a selection of brunch dishes that might include Welsh rarebit made with cheese, local beer and mustard, or perhaps smashed avocado on toast topped with a poached egg.
In the evening, Canna Deli switches focus to become a chilled-out bar, serving wines by the glass alongside platters of cheese which are made on the owner’s family farm in Anglesey. Every second Friday of the month, a menu of classic tapas is served in the evening; Spanish small plates to choose from include the likes of patatas bravas slathered in tomato sauce, ham croquettes dipped in garlic aioli, garlic mushrooms on toast, and honey-glazed chorizo.
If you are looking for a sweet fix after lunch or dinner, you can choose one of the homemade goodies from the deli counter, which is stacked high with the likes of cookies, brownies and of course, Welsh cakes.
On sunnier days, the deli’s outdoor space at the front of the building is a lovely spot for alfresco dining, while Canna is also a family-friendly affair, welcoming diners of all ages during the day.