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All 56 Brecon Restaurants

The Hours Cafe & Bookshop

15 Ship Street, Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 9AD , Wales
01874 622800
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Ranked #8 of 56 Restaurants in Brecon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Café, Soups, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch

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English first
Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It's a very quirky little place, the food was nice but a little on the pricey side. I would visit again but it wouldn't be a regular haunt.

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

If you could minaturise Hay on Wye bookshops this is what it would look like. Packed into a modest space in a lovely 17th century building is an art gallery, coffee shop, which does great breakfast and lunches also and, above all, a booklovers range of books. Kids are well catered for too! The bacon sandwich I had this morning... More

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Two of the most hard working ladies have put together a wide selection of books, an array of homemade food all made with local produce. fab selection of homemade cakes, wide selection of hot and cold drinks. Music just adds to the atmosphere. Quirky and quaint, we have become weekly visitors to The Hours, and have yet to find anywhere... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Whether it's a pot of tea you want or a light lunch, this will provide a very pleasant interlude to your day. Combination of lovely food, music, books, newspapers...what's not to like? The owners have worked hard to create something special and they have succeeded. Very good customer service: I began at a table for one while it was busy,... More

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Pembrokeshire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a lovely little coffee shop and bookshop in Brecon. We enjoyed an all-day breakfast bap, which made fresh to order, and was lovely. The coffee was of high quality and very nice. There are newspapers available to read while you eat and drink, and a wide variety of books to purchase if you so wish. There is free... More

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Berlin, Germany
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237 reviews 237 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I had known this place as a lovely wholefood store more than 30 years ago, and I was happy this old place in a half-timbered house was still there. The store used to be called 'top draw' and I used to buy my muesli there. Now they serve delicious cakes and good coffee. While waiting you can read and buy... More

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rochester kent
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Didn't dislike anything about this cafe. The staff were friendly and efficient, a small but good cafe menu, fresh sandwiches, excellent coffee and an ideal place to call in for a snack when browsing the shops in Brecon. Give it a try.

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Browsing round Brecon on a rainy day, we dived into The Hours to escape a downpour - it was lunchtime and a lovely hot, homemade quiche had just appeared on the counter. Absolutely delicious with a fresh, imaginative salad accompaniment. It was all so nice, we went back for afternoon tea - delicious scones and cake. The staff are delightful... More

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Delicious sandwiches made there and then, and as for the cakes....wow ! Very friendly and attentive service (without being overly so). Highly recommended.

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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We called into 'The Hours Care & Bookshop' this weekend during the Brecon Jazz festival and had a lovely coffee while listening to a live jazz band, it was superb!! The coffee and homemade cake was excellent, looking forward to returning here again soon.

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Additional Information about The Hours Cafe & Bookshop

Address: 15 Ship Street, Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 9AD , Wales
Phone Number: 01874 622800
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Brecon
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Café, Soups, Sandwiches

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