M4, Junction 45; 14 mins
Tues-Thurs, Sun 9am-11pm, Fri, Sat 9am-midnight
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
The gateway to Swansea Bay's Mumbles headland and the Gower AONB, Swansea city itself is often skipped. This is an error, for some bold foodie moves are being made in its off-central backstreets. Take Hoogah in Brynmill. This page's word-count is too tight to list the often eye-surprising dishes on its menu. Before space runs out we just need to say Skandi Breakfast Board, Loaded Cinnamon Bun and Cubano Pretzel. OK, now we can all relax.
The Danish word, hygge (pronounced 'hoogah') describes the warm, enveloping sense of contentment you get when you step inside cosy neighbourhood cafés like this, where community, high-quality ingredients and low food miles sit high on the agenda. The team supports a charity each month, laying on fundraisers, markets and vinyl DJ sets.
Everything is freshly prepared: the vegan brunch pretzel is almost too pretty to eat and the wild boar and pickled fennel sourdough pizza is a best in class. With natural wines, craft beers and quirky cocktails too, this is hygge at its finest.
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