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“Character and individuality with great service.”

Market Square Coffee House
Ranked #3 of 4 Coffee & Tea in Pontypool
Cuisines: Cafe, Russian
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Character and individuality with great service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

Everything was delicious - onion tart, kartoshka cake and the Russian apple tart, as well as the coffee. The slight shabbiness of the place simply adds an interesting touch of bohemianism to the friendly, cheerful, intimate atmosphere of this cafe. Service is speedy and attentive, and Irina also displays posters and leaflets of the latest arts events in Pontypool. There is an additional room upstairs for when things get crowded downstairs and at the pavement tables. This place is the opposite of chain coffee shops, in a very good way!

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Brilliant little cafe, Irina always so welcoming and makes great coffee. Good range of food as well.

Visited September 2013
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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“A taste of Russia in Wales”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Irina runs a first-class coffee shop and also has a selection of teas and hot chocolate. Her Russian cakes are to die for! You simply MUST try the Kartoshka. The service is excellent and Irina has a loyal regular clientele. On a sunny day it's good to sit outside.

  • Visited September 2012
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