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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
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Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This cafe is a real hidden gem. The food is amazing - both takeaway and eat in. Although the front looks busy there is lots of space at the back with a kids play table and toys and high chairs. The staff are helpful and friendly. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Kate H
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the most delicious take away lunch we had in Wales, the breads are just scrumptious, children had pepperoni Stromboli and little garlic and Parmesan rolls, I had a savoury Chelsea bun with bacon, leek and potato, I think it was called a guardo. We found this on our last day in the area, highly recommend and is on... More 

Thank SJT73
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From breakfast to dinner this quirky cafe has you covered with small bites to full plates & sides. Beautiful bread, guandos, cinnamon/cherry rolls, tear and share garlic breads.. Mmmm we love this place. It's by far one of the best places to eat in Porthmadog and the service is excellent as well.

Thank Andy B
Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a delightfully friendly cafe with fresh food galore, you can purchase fresh bread of all sorts and the scotch eggs are to die for, if your in Porthmadog and looking for a lunchtime treat then look no further than the Big Rock, Kevin Tiernan.

Thank kevin t
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great cafe with produce baked on the premises. Yes, it can get busy and a bit of a queue forms. But it's worth the wait. I'm not a vegetarian but really loved the bean burger in the veggie breakfast. We went again for lunch and baked potatoes were lovely - lots of topping and fresh salad.

Thank Anne R
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After seeing this bakery cum cafe tool late on our first visit to Porthmadog, we made a point of visiting it second time round. The great artisan loaves we bought when we saw the bakery first time, set our expectations high - and we weren't disappointed. The lattes, teas, mochas and smoothies we had between us were heavenly and the... More 

Thank Oliver K
Wombwell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little cafe / coffee shop,with some lovely homemade cakes and biscuits. Will definitely call in when next in Porthmadog.

Thank TSL3384
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a real treat in a town where the cafes are a bit hit and miss. All the food was fantastic, salads and sandwiches and cakes, also lovely coffee and hot choc. There are loads of tables and sofas so it's a great place to hang out. They had seaweed lava bread, yummy veggie pasties and fresh cranberry... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
North Wales
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187 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for breaky after all the rave reviews. It was average. Nice but average. The most disappointing thing was the attitude of the staff. Not one of them smiled the whole time we were there. They looked like they were too busy trying to be trendy than be good hosts. The main shop bit is quite a nice setting... More 

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Thank Bianconero
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast here - the food is lovely, big variety of different breads and pastries, cereals etc. Everything is homemade, great tastes! Will definitely come back, if not for breakfast, then to buy bread! I dint, however, understand why they add crisps to an otherwise lovely and perfect breakfast dish?

Thank Julia B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Welsh, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?