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The Big Rock Cafe

Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Vegan
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Homity pie is a must.

Whilst staying in the area for a few days this cafe was a great find. Ate from there everyday for lunch and bought things takeaway for our evening meal. Stromboli, quando, soda bread were all delicious. The homity pie was the winner for me. Being vegetarian i found there were always many options to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Whilst staying in the area for a few days this cafe was a great find. Ate from there everyday for lunch and bought things takeaway for our evening meal. Stromboli, quando, soda bread were all delicious. The homity pie was the winner for me. Being vegetarian i found there were always many options to eat here, not something that happens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Lovely, peaceful and friendly staff. This cafe is bigger than you think with more seating around the back and a little play area for children. Great range of foods for everyone.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Popped in for Lunch after a lovely coastal walk solely based on the Tripadvisor reviews. They do some lovely food and the homemade breads and cakes in the window were very enticing. The cafe looks small from the outside but there is plenty of seating inside. The Spanish omelette wraps were hot and tasty and a decent sized portion but... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Full of rustic charm, I would highly recommend this cafe/bakery. Delicious cakes - too many to choose from - will have to go back for more!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Big Rock is a brilliant café and bakery. Full of its own quirks and signature characteristics, you won't find anywhere quite like it anywhere else. Sometimes it feels like organised chaos, but you have to stick with it on those occasions. The bread, cakes, sandwiches and coffee are all exquisite.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Walked in on Sunday not realising the café was actually closed though the owner couldn't have been more friendly nor accommodating - we asked whether we could grab a quick take-away and she kindly obliged :-) The coffee was superb as were the two cakes we picked up - try as we might, we were not allowed to pay -... More 

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Shrewsbury
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Loved our visit to this cafe..the word doesn't do it justice.. fresh proper coffee...doorstep bread...absolutely delicious. Great staff and atmosphere. Thank you.

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Wem, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We visited Porthmadog to buy a piece of slate for a hearth but it was also a trip down memory lane as we hadn't been here for a while. We walked up and down the main street for a browse and to get lunch and The Big Rock stood out for being crowded when most other places were almost empty:... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We almost missed this place as from the outside it looked full however there is lots more seating through the back so don't be put off it looks too full! We had the 'big breakfast' and the 'humungo breakfast', both bigger than expected and tasted amazing! They had a real fire, perfect on a cold day and an additional room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Walked up and down the high street looking for a sandwich/snack before a planned walk near Portmerrion. Most places empty or closed (Thursday 12 30pm). This cafe many customers inside and out.Great choice of meals/snacks and service was very good.Food good and price very reasonable. Will return.

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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, Vegetarian, Vegan

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