Madame Fromage is a lovely little cheese shop and deli in Duke Street Arcade in Cardiff town centre. Duke Street Arcade is a quaint little place full of unusual, quirky, (possibly also a little pretentious) shops and Madame Fromage is a perfect fit.
Madame Fromage sells cheese and deli items such as delicious chutneys and gift hampers, hand-made cakes and other lovely things. They sell items made locally which also appeals to me.
The best thing about this place is that it is also a little cafe. Next to the shop section, is a little area with tables and chairs and a little kitchen area. Last weekend a friend and I popped in for a coffee when it was raining and ended up staying for ages. It is just such a nice place. I had a spiced coffee with cream which was very tasty.
This is also a wonderful place to come for lunch. The shop has a separate section across the arcade where you can eat if the main shop is full. I’ve been here before and the food is just lovely. They do great soups with chunky bread and other nice warm lunches. Perfect when it’s raining outside.
This place isn’t cheap but I think it’s reasonable for what you get. It’s so much nicer than sitting in your average sandwich shop and it’s still much cheaper than say Starbucks if you’re having lunch and a coffee.