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Lakeside Cafe

Tan y Grisiau, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3TP, Wales
+44 1766 830950
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  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Tan y Grisiau, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3TP, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good cafe by the lake with a steady stream of locals, cyclists, cavers, climbers, families all there for hearty food and friendly atmosphere.

Thank N1ck870
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quick stop for a coffee and toasted tea cake, plenty of food on offer and super quick service. Excellent place to visit after a long walk in the hills.

Thank FionaNorthWales
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

.... and excellent roads to get there. a bikers dream of a café! Forget Betws y Coed with its crowds and inflated prices. If you're on a motorbike come here for coffee and food :D

Thank k100rs_1990
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this cafe after going to Bounce Below, having found it on TripAdvisor. What a great find! It is tucked away and you have to have faith you’re going in the right direction but it is well worth finding. The food is freshly cooked...More

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on a number of occasions over the last few months. Sometimes just for coffee and cake other times for a meal. Plenty of choose. Cooked whilst you wait so food his hot. Always good and staff friendly and helpful. Reasonable price as week....More

Thank bfcjeep
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

What a lovely evening. The cafe was full of atmosphere with a small guitar group in the corner, brightly laid tables and most seats taken. The food was great - freshly prepared, plenty of variety and lots of it! We had to beg for the...More

Thank Annedd-Wen
Reviewed 8 April 2018

This cafe sits on the edge of a reservoir, with sitting inside and out, the views are stunning, luckily the sun was shining. The cafe has a large choice of food, portions are large and good value for money. Very friendly staff.

Thank Susannah T
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Discovered it by accident today after on a wet afternoon walk by the reservoir and booked in for one of their special Greek 4 course buffet advertised for later on that day. They delighted us with 16 different tapas style savoury dishes followed by 4...More

Thank ScaryAng28
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A full fry up, they don’t come much better, add chips if you want, coffee or tea or a latte if that’s your tipple. British tradition at its best. Who needs a chain cafe?

1  Thank climbersteve2016
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We called in to Lakeside cafe and enquired about the walk around the reservoir. The staff were really welcoming and advised us of other routes suitable for our family. We had a little hike up the hill to the dam and enjoyed the fabulous views....More

1  Thank 10joanne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tan y Grisiau, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3TP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 830950
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Set at the foot of the Moelwyn mountain range, Lakeside cafe is the perfect place for hikers, climbers and bikers. Serving a range of hot and cold sandwiches and baguettes as well as a wide selection of specials and homemade meals, the cafe is most famous for its all day breakfast, which is often dubbed the best in north Wales!Lakeside is also famous for its monthly Greek buffets and theme nights.
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