Our Story

Hi. My name is Rupert Sykes. My wife Fran and I opened Snails Deli and Cafe for Rhiwbina’s annual Victorian Night on the 18th of December 2006. With help from our family we worked very hard to establish the new business and it grew rapidly – quicker than we could ever have imagined!

rupert shop

The compact kitchen had never seen so much action as the simple menu flourished with specials being added daily; from Welsh rarebit, Beef and Pink Peppercorn Stew to Spinach and Coconut Dahl and Glamorgan sausages. We developed our own chutneys and jams which are used daily and are also available to buy. Delicious quiches, pies and tarts are also made in-house. We were so popular that we had to expand into the old post office next door!

Snails now has ample seating for up to fifty, as well as a relaxing garden space for when the weather allows. We have free wi-fi so you can work while you enjoy a fresh cup of coffee.


We are fully licensed and now have regular live music events. The village of Rhiwbina is alive with food and drink, and there’s a buzz in the air, literally, as we have our own bee hives and sell our own honey!

Snails Family Honey