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The Big Rock Cafe

71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
01766 512098
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Ranked #3 of 44 Restaurants in Porthmadog
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Cotswolds
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107 reviews 107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It looks tiny as you enter, but there is plenty of room to sit down through the back, the owner also tells me they are planning to extend. Great cakes and pastries, tasty coffee and nice staff. A lovely place to stop for a break while exploring Porthmadoc

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Businessman in England
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140 reviews 140 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It's a good idea, a Christian fair trade bakery and cafe, which a avoids being too in your face over the religious aspect, and the breads are lovely. Buts it seems chaotic. It is difficult to see what is available as everything is on top of everything else. The rooms are a bit spartan as well. I suspect they have... More

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My wife, myself and our two boys popped in for a bite to eat and we were very happy with the food. I had jacket potato with ham/coleslaw and salad. Now normally with a order like this the salad consists of a lettuce leaf and not much else!! Not here. Plenty of salad and with olive oil in too! Beautiful.... More

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Mold, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

When visiting the Portmadoc area, don't forget to stop at the Big Rock cafe in the main street. Good 'buzz' & excellent tea/coffee & cakes at reasonable prices.

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north west
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The bakery section looked lovely however we felt the savoury selection was very middle of the road. There was a huge selection of artisan breads. The Christian messages on the blackboards and napkins were refreshing to see, meaningful and thought provoking. A bustling place with lots of seating. Medium priced, service medium, a little chaotic.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I was camping in Snowdonia during March. On one of our trips to get supplies we stopped at the Big Rock Cafe to get some sandwiches and drinks. What initially caught our attention was the look which was more akin to a trendy London place than a small town. Inside it was busy but not cramped. Relaxed vibe. Servers were... More

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Yorkshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

For breakfasts and cakes this place is excellent, the coffee is good but make sure any syrup latte is stirred otherwise no taste till the bottom. Staff are lovely really great place

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Just the best bread ever. Daily specials my daughter loved the dinosaur bread. I can't say enough good things about this place. Good value. Great staff. Just delicious now if you could move or franchise in north Devon we will spread the word.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We ate here yesterday morning and despite lots of hustle and bustle at the counter area where you order food, there was plenty of seating space in the rooms at the back. This is a bakery as well as a cafe so it gets busy with two types of customer. The "small breakfast" was filling and tasty, with high quality... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our family all love the Big Rock Cafe - from fussy children to veggie Mum & those with more conventional appetites! We love the variety on the menu - the smoothies are a particular favourite & the fresh baked bread is gorgeous (olive & sea salt focaccia, spinach & feta guanos). Spend some time in this wonderful & unique eatery... More

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