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The Big Rock Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British, Welsh
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
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All reviews bread cakes cinnamon buns homity pie wraps scotch egg brownie welsh rarebit panini soup pastry jacket potato side salad potatoes take home love this place small breakfast
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fair trade, veggie, loads of choice. Brilliant staff amazing food. Not sure if dog friendly though? Closer Sundays though :( we were gutted!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Indigo Blue R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lunch in relaxed surroundings with excellent home cooked food at v reasonable prices. Welsh Rarebit is something special and the coffee’s good too. The only place in town for us when we visit.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Colin J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good and interesting food at a reasonable price. Interesting decor and friendly service. Welcome retreat on a stormy day. Dogs allowed.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Janette W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely our favourite place to eat in the area. The food is wholesome, tasty and delicious. We have loved everything we’ve ever ordered! The staff are friendly and helpful, love this place.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kagsyb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not dog friendly, offered a large dirty tub for my dog to drink out of. That she could bath in if she wanted to. Ended up feeding her water out of a glass. Rude staff. Hard pizza, mug half filled with hot chocolate. Don’t bother,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dogs are welcome, but when I asked for a bowl of water for my tiny Maltese/bichon pup, they brought a giant plastic Hellman’s mayo tub, full of dirt. Don’t understand how anyone could expect dog to drink from that dirty water. Unfortunately I can’t add...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had a lovely time here, everything was home made and fresh. We shared a cinnamon bun and a brownie, both were delicious! I had a caramel latte and my partner had a white chocolate mocha, mine was a little but too...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 26billieg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When shopping in Porthmadog,the Big Rock is a lovely place to lunch. All the dishes are home made, and some of the breads are delightful, my favourite are the nubs, little roll covered in herbs and parmigiana. We often have the Welsh rarebit, but be...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned to the Big Rock cafe a year after our first visit, whilst exploring the Cambrian Coast on a day trip. We deliberately stopped at Porthmadog in order to re-visit this excellent cafe. The first thing to mention is the wonderful atmosphere: the cafe...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Heather H
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

We visited cafe in November. It has been raining all day, but we still walked around town and explored. When we where ready for coffee and cake, we started to look for place to go. Walked passed this little beauty and got invited in by...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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