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Cornish Bake House

Cornish Bake House

Cardiff City Centre

No trip to Britain would be complete without a savoring a hot pastie (pronounced "pah-stee"). These are like meat turnovers and were the original bag lunch for the men who used to go off to the coal mines. The Cornish Bake House in Cardiff makes some of the best we've ever tasted.

Unfortunately, there's no seating inside the shop -- and our picky little eater refuses to even try them. So we hit upon a great idea: after buying our pasties, we hightailed it over to the nearest McDonald's, where we purchased a Happy Meal and some nice soft drinks... then went up the stairs to find ourselves a comfy table and chairs. (This McDonald's was decidedly upscale, with a large-screen TV showing music videos and expensive Internet kiosks.)