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“Dog friendly” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of MG's - CLOSED

MG's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $11
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Welsh
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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
machynlleth
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Dog friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

My favourite place to nibble in Aber. Great food and reasonably priced. Lovely staff and the love pooches too. HEAVEN!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank beetroot8
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wales
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A wonderful local, serving some of the best coffee in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

The staff are friendly, helpful and polite, There is a wonderful selection of cakes and biscuits and a very good menu. The food is locally sourced wherever possible and the portions are plentiful. The seating is comfy and the atmosphere is relaxing. The coffee is by far the best in Aber, give the chains a miss if you are a tourist or student and discover better coffee on your door if your a local. You won't be disappointed it really is excellent. I have been there on many occasion, with friends, family and on my own. Its suitable for all occasions and is really child and baby friendly.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 101Kelly
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Samanchris, Owner at MG's, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Many thanks for your kind words and we hope to continue and get even better.
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Haydock, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Don't judge this book by its cover”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

You know what they say, "don't judge a book by its cover", well that's certainly true of MG's.
We'd passed its doors twice before going in, as ever, on the look out for that coffee shop or restaurant that looked 'just right'.
MG's definitely hides its light under a bushel. An unprepossessing facade doesn't make it stand out in the crowd but once you get through the door ... A light and airy cavern of delights awaits you. A comprehensive menu of light lunch dishes along with teas and coffees. The staff were very pleasant and helpful when needed (what's that cake) and service was unhurried without ever being slow. Lunch turned into and cake indulging in the moistest orange & poppy seed cake I've ever tasted.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Carolyn H
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Samanchris, Owner at MG's, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
What a great review, it is not always possible to get street presence for Independents and you have certainly brought out the need to get inside and be surprised. We hope you will be back soon, we aim to get better and better.
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Suffolk
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Know your coffee? - this is the one!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

This was the fourth "coffee shop" we tried during a weekend in Aberystwyth. Our order? 1 double espresso & 1 double machiato. MG's won hands down - properly heated cups, superb taste for both of us, dense milk foam for me. The young lady who made them looked surprised when we came back to say thank you but we really meant it.
If you love your coffee, don't bother with the others!

And if you notice that all our reviews are positive ones, that's great - we don't bother to write reports on places which we won't bother to visit again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank SuffolkTabTwo
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Samanchris, Owner at MG's, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Thank you for coming in and trying us. Coffee is our core product and we have spent a long time getting this right, from the sourcing and selection of the finest Colombian Arabica beans, the best coffee machines on the market and dedicated staff training. Best of all is the great comments from the only people who really matter, you our customers. Thank you again.
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“welcoming to all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

What an experience - friendly, helpful staff, wonderful array of cakes and biscuits and a very good menu. The food is local (where possible) and plentiful. The seating is comfy and the atmosphere is relaxing. Not to be missed by either tourist or locals.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Barbara H
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