A40, Junction A4242; 2 mins
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Carmarthen is a convenient staging post if you’re heading to West Wales or on to Ireland via the ferry, and Tea Traders Tea Shop is an ideal place to stop for Afternoon Tea, homemade cakes, or a tasty snack. It was founded by Paul and Nick who both worked in special needs teaching before deciding to branch out – but true to their roots they offer employment and training opportunities in the cafe to adults with learning difficulties.
Carmarthen’s Old Town and outdoor seating makes for great people watching on fine days.
Service is friendly and you can choose from a wall of over 100 loose-leaf teas. The range is impressive, though we’d recommend the house blend with a slice of one of the excellent cakes. Enjoy a freshly brewed coffee or try a ‘Tea Experience’ and ask the team to help you discover new favourites. You can buy them online if you have a hankering for the unique blends when you get back home.
For authentic souvenirs and gifts, look no further then the beautiful tea-wares and carefully selected Welsh crafts, cards and prints.
The square itself is pedestrianised but there’s plenty of parking just a short stroll away at Blue Street Carpark.
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