Everything was delicious - onion tart, kartoshka cake and the Russian apple tart, as well as the coffee. The slight shabbiness of the place simply adds an interesting touch of bohemianism to the friendly, cheerful, intimate atmosphere of this cafe. Service is speedy and attentive, and Irina also displays posters and leaflets of the latest arts events in Pontypool. There is an additional room upstairs for when things get crowded downstairs and at the pavement tables. This place is the opposite of chain coffee shops, in a very good way!