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The Big Rock Cafe

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71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
01766 512098
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate outside the shop having bought from the takeaway. Different products on sale here but not for dieters.

Thank aylesby
Chester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There's an impressive choice of some new and unusual pies, pastries, breads and cakes at this gem of a bakery/cafe, which is packed out with goodies. We went twice and bought to take away both times, but you can eat in too. Great place to go for fresh produce that you can't really get anywhere else. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Skunkcabbage
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a cold wet day in Porthmadog this place is a little oasis! The menu is vast, the baked goods, bread and sweet treat selection is huge, the staff are friendly and it has a warm and welcoming vibe.

Thank sers76
United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of innovative breads, great for something different for a quick snack or to make for a more interesting meal. Everything is fresh, and the regular queues show how it's appreciated

Thank SyracuseE
Leicester, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is always busy. There is a bakery/takeaway/service counter at the front, then two more larger rooms tucked away at the back. Tables and seating are scrubbed wood and benches with cushions. Nothing slick about this place! The food is biased very heavily in favour of carbs - breads, pastries, traybakes, jacket potatoes, etc - and the portions are... More 

Thank 1204maggiemay
Liskeard, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nch. Excellent venue & great choice of different foods. Recommend the Eggs Arnold Bennet; very tasty & very filling!

Thank Mark W
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61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a little confusing, There isn't much on display in the window so you've got to get inside the shop to see what they have on offer - which was very difficult when we visited due to the large queue of mainly locals who all seemed to know exactly what they want. We ended up with two pies... More 

Thank Sunshine_rainbow25
Welshpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for coffees in the morning and went back for lunch later. Excellent food and friendly staff. Prices reasonable and is popular with locals and visitors. Nice variety of choices for food on the menu and specials board. Make their own bread on the premises.

Thank Brian B
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely cakes, coffee and food. Generous portions. Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Locals and tourists there.

Thank Tim D
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Passing by and popped in for a coffee, also tempted with a delicious cake! A lovely, friendly, quirky cafe with lots of character. Definitely recommend!

Thank Fiona E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?