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“Chicken pie and Celt lager, say no more”
Review of MG's - CLOSED

MG's
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Welsh
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Our 5 star food hygiene rated Cafe has been a part of the Aberystwyth cafe scene since 2004 when we operated from premises in Cambrian Place before moving to 26 Chalybeate St where we established a reputation for great coffee and excellent service. Expansion took us to our current location at 6 Chalybeate St in Dec 2012. The new premises has 60 covers and enables MG's to bring our excellent service, coffee and food to a wider customer base. MG's is a truly independent and local business with an ethos of buying fresh produce locally and providing a Welsh biased menu with delights such as Welsh Rarebit, Cawl and Glamorgan Sausages. We use meat from the famous and award winning Rob Rattray's butcher (next door) and are developing a reputation for our MG's Burger as well as Gails cheese and potato pie.. All our coffee is ethically sourced and we only use the very best Arabcia beans from Colombia.At the heart of MG's is a customer service ethos that always puts the customer at the heart of everything we do. Customer comments, good and bad are positively encouraged to ensure MG's is always at the leading edge of delivering great customer service.MG's has disabled toilet facilities as well as baby changing and high chairs available. DOG FRIENDLY
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Went tonight and had the chicken and leek pie from specials. Chunky pieces of chicken, puff pastry excellent. As a pie lover this was one of the best. Also had a pint of Celt lager which has a slight cider flavour and exceedingly quaffable. Finished off with the lemon meringue pie (another of my favourites), say no more.....
Service was excellent and prices affordable.
The pizzas also looked good, save that for another visit (providing the chicken pie is not on the specials list!!)

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Thank David_W186428
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Samanchris, Owner at MG's, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Thank you for your kind review. Our Celt lager is made here in Wales and one of the better ones i have tasted. Lots more on our specials board as well as our homemade pizzas. I will pass on your comments to the MG's team.

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

We stopped in for lunch whilst on a short break in the area. I was pleasantly surprised by the interior, which was cosmopolitan yet homely. The food was very good, service attentive, and I was impressed by the emphasis on using local produce wherever possible. Will definitely be back next time I'm over that neck of the woods..

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2  Thank BillBessa
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Such a nice cafe- had a really warm wake up and the food was delicious! Couldn't resist a cake before heading off either :) will be going back for pizza soon!

Thanks MGs xx

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2  Thank Claire3188
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Samanchris, Owner at MG's, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2013

Thank you very much for your review. We are please you enjoyed your visit. We are always changing our specials board and adding new dishes for our customers to try. Watch out for our "suggest a special" box where you can request your favourite if you are a regular visitor.

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Been there once, not particularly keen on going back. The prices are decidedly higher than in other Aberystwyth cafes but the food quality not as good. Also, the menu lacks variety. It looks posh inside the cafe, but can get uncomfortable and loud when more people are in.

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Thank Alex G
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Samanchris, Owner at MG's, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2013

Hi Alex. Sorry to hear you we're disappointed and thought our menu was limited. Our menu occupies 3 A4' s including drinks with a Welsh feel throughout. We do have a daily specials board that supplements our core menu ( it is on our website as well). Our current board has 12 items on and changes daily. Whilst we are not the cheapest in Aber we are competitive against our peers. It can get a bit noisy, but that is a consequence of being busy. Glad you liked the decor though. If you have any suggestions for menu items we have introduced a "suggest a special" box for customers.

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Reviewed May 4, 2013

MG's is without doubt the best cafe in Aberystwyth! They have the best hot chocolate I have ever tasted, it is delicious and is made to perfection each and every time! The food is absolutely gorgeous, staff are always friendly, welcoming and very helpful. The atmosphere in MG's is lovely and cosy. The menu has a wide range of foods to choose from, which are all delicious! What makes it even better is that they get their meat from the local butcher, Rob Rattray. They also have the most beautiful selection of cakes available! There is something for everyone at MGs and it is all also at a very reasonable price. You will not be disappointed! Thank you MG's! I will without a doubt be returning!

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