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The Big Rock Cafe

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71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
+44 1766 512098
08:30 - 17:00
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic cafe, once you work out how to order. Menu and help yourself food counter takes getting used too but it is worth it. Great home made food, bread and cakes.

Thank Whiteuno
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. It is quirky and friendly. We went for lunch and cake and both were fabulous. I will definitely be going again! Love a dog friendly place too as hate leaving him at the holiday cottage. The falafel wrap was amazing and the cakes all looked fantastic! Thank you so much and see you soon

Thank aburgessgame
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I popped in we both had drinking choc without cream best we have ever tasted my wife had potato,leek and onion in a dough type oval shaped bread. I had bacon,potato and cheese in the same type of bread and shared a large scotch egg

Thank togra81
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just try it!,informal,interesting,wholefoody stuff,made on the premises....no doubt would'nt suit the bores but we love it,menus everywhere!,staff professional but not stuffy...just try it for breakfast,mid morning coffee or whatever.

Thank magicmalkin2016
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very wide selection catering for everyone and all tastes. Best hot chocolate by far!! Friendly staff too.

Thank Kayleigh T
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97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for a place to eat in Porthmadog, we stumbled upon the Big Rock Café. This is an alternative wholefood café and bakery in the middle of the high street with a very homely and informal atmosphere. It was lovely to come in off a cold street and sit by a warm fire. The staff were very friendly and helpful.... More 

Thank deverestackpole
Wigan, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here today as states gluten free options. Was very disappointed. Found a table, no menus, went and asked for a menu. Nothing about gluten free. I queued up to the counter and asked there. I got told by a very rude man behind the counter that there was no gluten free options only low gluten. I said to... More 

2 Thank Suzanne W
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe features delicious and inventive food, kind and thoughtful staff and a well looked-after establishment. Very good for kids with some excellent menu choices - I would definitely recommend them. It's also great to see a Christian business which is passionate about both God and food!

Thank James W
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a coffee and cake Which were great and I couldn't resist there tempting range of breads so bought a loaf of bread the best bread we have tasted. Wished we lived nearer but Devon is a long way to go to buy bread .

Thank nessynoo1375
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Visiting the area on a busy work Schedule and this little gem was exactly what myself and colleagues needed on a lunch break. Staff are lovely and food is delicious. Worth a visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Porthmadog
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 512098

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?