Social Eats and TukTuk in Cathays were broken into on Thursday night

Both places appear to have been broken into by the same person

The popular student cafe Social Eats was broken into at 00:43 on Thursday, 18th November. The incident was captured on a security camera. The police on Salisbury Road were alerted about the situation and attended to the scene.

This was the second break-in around Cathays on Thursday night, as TukTuk– the Thai restaurant on Crwys Road– reported a similar incident.


The thief took £20 in petty cash and stole a bank card from Social Eats. They also made serious damage to the cafe, leaving a window completely smashed.

The break-in was captured on a security camera that the cafe owner then shared to the popular Facebook group Overheard in Cardiff, prompting many responses sharing information on other break-ins that have been occurring around Cathays.

If you or anyone you know have information about these incidents, please reach out to respective eateries, or contact the police.

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