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The Big Rock Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Vegan
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71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
01766 512098
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Great Bread

Good food and coffee, lots of different breads to try. eat in or take away,very relaxing. local specials include a garlic & cheese cube, fantastic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Ronald W
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Good food and coffee, lots of different breads to try. eat in or take away,very relaxing. local specials include a garlic & cheese cube, fantastic.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If marriage equality extended to muesli I'd get down on one knee and propose to the Big Rock Cafe's home-made variety before you could say "every other muesli you ever eat will pale in comparison"! The other things on the breakfast menu are great too, and the bakery items are fantastic. None of it very expensive either! I wouldn't breakfast... More 

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Saint Helens, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

One of our favourite places to eat in Porthmadog, right in the centre, full English breakfast to die for and good healthy treat selection. Only down side is seating is limited in the front area and they don't take cards, only cash. A must visit though!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Wonderful, tasty home cooked food and plenty of seating with papers to read. I wish that you had a branch in Gloucestershire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Worth a visit!!! Food was very good!!!! Friendly staff!!! Reasonably priced too!!!! Good to support a local cafe!!!

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Toton, null, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I love a good milk shake, so was very disappointed to discover they only sell them in cartons. Not a patch on ones made to order. If you are making the effort to bake home made bread and have a"real food" ethos, you need to offer milk instead of sweet juice or fizz.

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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Visited today Our second time As before food was very good But someone needs to take on board training the young staff in restaurant craft. There is no excuse for sticky tables & uncleared dishes Especially as the staff were walking past time after time Won't stop us going but misses an excellent rating as a result Shame

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Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Amazing family run, quaint cafe, bursting with hidden treasures, character and cosines! Clearly, the owners have put their heart and soul into the cafe, and it shows! Delicious treats, varied menu, friendly staff. A perfect little haunt to hide away, or watch the world go by! Thank you so much! Such an asset to Porthmadog!

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Visited the cafe a month ago, had a wonderful breakfast. The home made cakes are delicious too. Our grandchildren loved it, it really is the nicest cafe we have visited.

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

a real tardis ... don't be fooled from the outside, this has lots of space to eat inside. Lovely freshfood - simple choices and brilliant with children. Quirky, delicious bread and barabryth ... the doughnuts are particularly good. Children's choices excellent - our grandchildren especially like the little 'bags' that they filled with a sandwich, fruit, jelly, chocolate biscuits,crisps and... More 

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Additional Information about The Big Rock Cafe

Address: 71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
Phone Number: 01766 512098
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Porthmadog
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Vegan

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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
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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