Cardiff Bay’s leading entertainment destination, The Red Dragon Centre, has welcomed its newest brand this week with the launch of Roots, an innovative café aimed at parents and families.
Roots has been created by Kat Cotterrall, a qualified midwife and the founder of Pathway to Parenthood, a maternity hub providing bespoke pregnancy, birth and postnatal education to all.
As well as a bespoke pre and post-natal yoga studio, Roots offers a child-friendly café space, which will serve locally sourced, freshly made food, all day. The menu, which has been created by Kat’s business partner, professional chef, Jack Jones, will cater for those with specific dietary requirements as well as children of all ages.
Putting Jack’s culinary expertise to full use, Roots will also be offering post-natal food subscription boxes to help mothers recover after birth.
Kat said: “We’re so excited to officially launch Roots to the public. We were originally looking for somewhere to host a yoga hub but as soon as I saw this unit I knew that I could think bigger and the idea for the child-friendly café was born.
“If you want to create something for parents of babies and young children, you need to make it as accessible and appealing as possible and this ticked all the boxes. As well as free-parking and a welcoming space, there are other tenants in the Red Dragon Centre that compliment ours.”
Emma Constantinou, Marketing Manager at Red Dragon Centre, said: “This is the first business of its kind to open in the Centre and we think it will work really well with our existing brands, giving parents of younger children a fun, safe space to relax and refuel.
“We’re excited to welcome Kat, Jack and the whole Roots team and hope that their business will thrive here.”
The Red Dragon Centre, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2022, is Cardiff Bay’s leading entertainment venue houses a multitude of interactive, lifestyle and food and drink venues including Odeon Cinema, the home of Wales’ only IMAX screen, the Hollywood Bowl, Grosvenor Casino, Simply Gym, Five Guys, Spice Route, Volcano, and Zaika.