Jacob's is one of Cardiff's best kept secrets, mainly because it's hidden away behind Central train station. It has three floors with about 50 small stalls all in one building. From the outside it doesn't look like much but once inside you will find a world that stands apart from the rest of the city. It provides a great contrast to all the new shops in St Davids 2 and high street giants that are taking over Cardiff city centre.
It is open Thursday to Saturday, 9.30-5 and has a cafe that serves great homemade food and is a great place for a cuppa after a few hours browsing the stalls. There are quite a few eccentric stall holders, I met one today who was talking to her dolls...
There is great variety inside with stock ranging from kitchenware, pretty tins, military memorabilia and vintage clothes. There are stuffed badgers by the entrance and lots of men looking at old medals and swords but don't let that put you off because there are some great treasures inside.
Today I found these two lovely books in Jacobs
Which had some pretty illustrations