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“Finally, a place that gets everything right.”

The Moel Siabod Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Superb food in the heart of Snowdonia. The perfect base for Hikers,Climbers,Cyclists & Family trips! Group packages available.
Reviewed June 24, 2014

It’s rare to find a place to eat that has everything going for it. This café does, because it offers so much. In terms of dining, there’s a full variety for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus drinks. The interior is very large, airy and well appointed. There’s even an area with leather couches around a wood burning stove. Gaby and Dorina who run things, and are presumably the owners as well, are very hospitable.

There’s a large, free car park, and you can even park overnight for just £5, if you like. What sets this establishment apart is the forward thinking they use to accommodate customers, like climbers and hikers. They can use the car park for free, without being a customer. And if they go inside, there’s a map display table for route planning, and maps for sale. Take that, competitors, with your parking for customers only signs. Siabod Café has got it right, because hikers will park there, get their directions, go hiking, and when they come back, where better to eat, have a drink, or relax in front of the fire, on a comfy couch? Now they have repeat customers, and more from word of mouth. And it all makes sense, because the café is located right in the middle of prime walking routes, so it's a perfect hiking base.

To top it off, they have sensible opening hours, too. I’m tired of trying to find places in Snowdonia that cater to when I want breakfast, instead of when they feel like serving it. 9am is too late, and some start serving breakfast at 10. Not to me, they won’t. Siabod Café opens from 7:30am to 6:00 or 8:00 pm, and all credit to them.

I wish them every success.

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5  Thank Jeff P
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

We found this place one evening after a long day walking. Friendly staff, tasty food (and good portions) and a nice little selection of local beers and ciders. Not pretentious (as are some places around here) but welcoming to people who haven't necessarily 'dressed for dinner' - just what you want for relaxing after a day in the great outdoors.

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Reviewed June 8, 2014

Popped in here for a cup of tea & cake and to check out their suggested walks in the local area as we were staying in Plas Cruig hostel just along the road from it. Staff were really friendly without being intrusive when looking at maps etc.

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Thank MKP669
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Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Not many alternatives in the middle of nowhere on the A5, this outdoor activities centre operates a café as part of its activities. A very good place to stop.

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1  Thank SouthOxon
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was introduced to this place by a friends son who was working in the area. I often find it difficult to find places that make good honest food that will make me satisfied that I've had a good feed without the need to avoid fat for the next few days to make up for it. I welcomed the fact that I had to avoid the a55 and detour around the A5 to get home with the kids yesterday and part of my choice was to visit here. The decor could do with being made a little less sterile but the food is excellent and the staff very friendly.
Most people visiting the area are climbers / walkers / cyclists and this place caters for their needs.

I note one recent poor review and would have to completely disagree with that reviewer although I respect their views I would not want this establishment to suffer from it. I would urge you to ignore it.

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1  Thank Bensmumanddad
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