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The Big Rock Cafe

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71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
01766 512098
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout

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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Excellent cafe

If you want to be served by a vicar and taste good food and drinks, then you have to come here. The freshly bakes scones and pies are very taste. The sandwiches look fabulous. And the coffee is very good. A pity you can't taste everything in one go. We will certainly go back to this little gem.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Belgy11
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Derbyshire
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Derbyshire
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208 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to be served by a vicar and taste good food and drinks, then you have to come here. The freshly bakes scones and pies are very taste. The sandwiches look fabulous. And the coffee is very good. A pity you can't taste everything in one go. We will certainly go back to this little gem.

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Salford
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited prior to going to Portmeirion for the afternoon. We each got a filled bread (can't remember their name but they were very tasty) along with a mug of tea and a coffee. The food was that good, we took away a couple more breads and a couple of Chelsea buns. The atmosphere is warm and cosy, whilst it is... More 

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Criccieth
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best cafe in Porthmadog. Breakfast is superb with very very good coffee. Big rock never disappoints.

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Thank dlc4
Ireland
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a very wet day we just wanted to escape from the rain. The coffee was amazing. The doughnut was spectacular. Staff were very friendly.

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Thank knaufe
Otley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On an extremely wet and cold day in Porthmadog whilst on holiday just after Christmas, our whole family, aged from 3 to 70 plus two friends, just wanted to get inside out of the rain and have some lunch. From the outside this cafe, apart from the wonderful breads in the window, looked small, slightly scruffy and not particularly attractive.... More 

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Thank Mary S
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Found this cafe on the high street the choice is amazing the food is freshly made and the service is excellent we will definitely return

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Thank trevor230
Nantwich, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We were a group of 9 looking for somewhere to get out of the rain and have some lunch when we came across this café. From the outside it looks like a small place but it is actually much bigger and easily accommodated our group. There is free WiFi, lots to look at on the walls and the service and... More 

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Thank Samantha T
Barmouth, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

This place just makes you want to try everything on the menu. Friendly service and really good food. We always stop when we're passing through. Cosy Woodburners, slouch chairs and scatter cushions and great coffee and cakes. Ace

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Thank BarmouthCampervan
Sale
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

If you are out and about with a dog and its good weather its usually ok to sit outside to eat. In mid November that's not really an option so we were delighted that we were allowed into a designated area where you can sit with your dog and get a bite and a drink! There is also a family... More 

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Thank Plippo
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

This interesting cafe serves great coffee, pies and loads of home made locally sourced stuff. Wood burner and leather sofa makes for a warm welcome in winter. Have visited a few times and is always good.

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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: Vegetarian, Vegan, Cafe, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?