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The Big Rock Cafe

Coffee Shop, Vegan, Vegetarian
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71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
01766 512098
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place for lunch

I have bought bread and take out savouries from this bakery cum coffee shop on Porthmadog high street before, but today I decided to go in and have an early lunch. It has a great atmosphere and was a perfect place to have a leisurely lunch. The menu is varied. I had a breakfast bap which was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I have bought bread and take out savouries from this bakery cum coffee shop on Porthmadog high street before, but today I decided to go in and have an early lunch. It has a great atmosphere and was a perfect place to have a leisurely lunch. The menu is varied. I had a breakfast bap which was very substantial with... More 

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Hawarden, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Have walked passed on a couple of occasions-just wanted a quick coffee and a cake and almost walked into costa (so glad we didn't ) Trendy little cafe . Took us about an hour to decide what to eat though - lots of choice of fresh cakes and savours made in the bakery in the cellar. Had a savoury type... More 

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Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nice family atmosphere , lovely cakes. Good choice of teas, coffees etc. The bread selection is also fantastic.

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Pentraeth, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stopped in Porthmadog en route elsewhere. The cafe was full and there was a real buzz about the place. The bread and cakes we bought to take away were great. Coffee was good and the plates of food being served looked great. I was a bit disappointed with my 'pulled chicken' on a bloomer. There was skin left on the... More 

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Llanfrothen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Big rock is a warm inviting cafe with endless choice of deliciouse home cooked cakes as well as a great lunch time menu, a great family friendly cafe with plenty of toys to entertain young children

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Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Either understaffed or lazy staffed. No clearance of tables Needs a good clean Would re visit Shame looks and sounds great from outside Food average

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Sheffield
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38 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Lovely bread and tart bought for a takeaway to sit by the beach on a sunny January day. What a find need to back and eat in the cafe which looked and smelt great. Loads of choice, friendly staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I've eaten or drank here several times a week since it opened. I've always appreciated the funky, eccentric style that the owner created and the food to match. The food is straightforward, relatively healthy fare but always made fresh on the premises. Their special thing is the range of breads that they make in their "underground bakery" - tasty and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Had lunch today have wanted to try this cafe for a while never again we sat in the newly renovated!!! Room the table was so dirty that my daughters brand new jeans were left with a black line across both legs. It was quite busy but 35 minutes for a breakfast and 2 wraps,the wait however gave us chance to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Popped in for breakfast, had beanburger with fried egg bap, it was homemade burger and was huge and well worth the £4. Staff very friendly and atmosphere warm and welcoming. Large choice of cakes and sweets that we had to purchase on way out. Highly recommend, definitely worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Porthmadog
  • Phone Number: 01766 512098

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Vegan, Vegetarian

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