Coffee by Day,

Bar by Night

We’re The Thirsty Elephant; a coffee shop and bar in the heart Pontyclun. We’re passionate about coffee in every way imaginable, but we also know how to make a damn good cocktail!

Our Story

In 2016, we evolved from a Volkswagen campervan that travelled the UK far and wide selling our freshly ground coffee, to a homely shop in the heart of Pontyclun, just a 12-minute train ride away from Cardiff city centre.

Our Freshly

Roasted Coffee

We serve up some of the finest coffee in the country which is roasted by our wonderful friends at Cliffton Coffee Roasters.

Not just coffee…

We offer a range of different cocktails to set the mood. Whether you’re coming for predrinks before heading to Cardiff City Centre, or whether you’re staying with us for the entire evening, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve…