A popular City Road café in the Welsh capital was closed down after around 100 cockroaches were discovered in the kitchen and dining area.
When officers arrived, the owner, Rubi Begum, was seen sweeping two live insects off the counter and white powder – believed to be an insecticide – was on the kitchen floor.
More insects, including German cockroaches, which pose a significant health risk, were later discovered in the kitchen and dining area where customers were eating.
Ms Begum and her husband Munim Khan appeared at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on July 9 for sentencing after admitting four food hygiene offences.
Mr Tikka, which serves baguettes, baked potatoes and curry dishes, has since been awarded a four-star food hygiene rating.