Emiles Cafe Penarth and Coffee Shop Penarth, Cornerswell Road Penarth Already Given 5 Star Rating by the FSA
Owned by Graham and Michele Gonthier, owners of Strandz Salon just across the road, Emile’s is managed by their daughter, Catherine, who along with a team of dedicated staff opened Emile’s to instant acclaim in December 2011.
Emile’s is named after one of the most influential people in Michele’s life, her father-in-law, Emile (Gonthier), a Frenchman who after a stunningly heroic performance during the second World War when he was a member of the Free French Merchant Navy, was awarded the Croix de Guerre the highest civilian commemoration available for the French people.
Emile was married to a Welsh girl and had a huge passion for food and cooking, and was notorious among his family and friends for his love of gastronomy. With this in mind, Emile’s seemed like the natural choice for Michele and her family when it came to deciding on a name for their brand new Penarth Café. A preference applauded by Graham and his seven siblings.
And so Emile’s was born and with it a bustling new Penarth café that has been doing a roaring trade in its first few months of opening.
Manager, Catherine Scott, is thrilled with the reception Emile’s has received and particularly pleased with their recent 5* Award from the Food Standards Agency, who stopped by for a spot check in January.
Speaking about the award, Catherine said, “I am so proud of the way Emile’s has been received by the residents of Penarth and beyond and delighted that our hard work and diligence behind the scenes has been recognised by the FSA. We are the only café in Penarth that can boast such an honour and I’m really looking forward to an exciting and rewarding 2012, serving up plenty of delicious dishes for our customers!”.
- All Day Breakfast available daily
- Senior Citizens 2 course lunch available every Tuesday and Wednesday
- Children’s Parties Catered for – and much more please ask for details