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Reviewed May 16, 2024 via mobile

Visited here after doing the Pistyll Cain Waterfall walk, and i have to say an amazing all day breakfast and a cup of tea went down very well!! Lovely friendly place, highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 16, 2024

6 hungry bikers turned up unannounced . We were met with extremely freindly staff and seated promptly ,orders taken and after a very short wait all our food came out.It was too hot to instantly eat so obviously freshly cooked and of above average ingredients...what a find. The real shock was when we all came to pay superb value!!!! We already have another break booked in Wales and will be making another visit to see the freindly staff here along with smashing food.Thank you.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed January 16, 2024 via mobile

Nice little cafe with a good courtyard area for your dog to join you for some typical breakfast grub. All cooked very well - including the veggie option. My only negative comment. Dolgellau has a large Welsh speaking population. It’s not unreasonable to address people...with the assumption that they speak Cymraeg. A simple smile and a “sorry I don’t speak Welsh” is all it takes. Here the service was bordering on impolite with the baffled look of someone who had just been addressed in Serbo-Croat!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed September 13, 2023

We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast here on our penultimate day in Dolgellau. I had the Large option with double bacon, sausage and hash brown whilst Shona opted for the not-so-small smaller breakfast

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 22, 2023

We called here today for lunch, having been to most of the cafe's in Dolgellau, this is the only one we would go back too. All the staff were very friendly, the place was spotless, the toilets were very clean, and the food was lovely...three different meals all were spot on. And very reasonable.! Highly recommended. You must go it's a must. Looking forward to coming again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 15, 2023 via mobile

It’s slightly hidden, but is just off the Marian Car Park on the outskirts of the town. It’s really pleasant inside, not massive, so if it’s full make sure you come back. The serving team are really lovely. The food is delicious and freshly prepared,...the kitchen is just behind the counter. Can definitely recommend, the menu is quite extensive for a small place too and the cream teas looked great. Might have one when I go back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 6, 2023

The best full English (Welsh ?) breakfast I can remember having from any cafe or hotel. The portion size and quality of food was excellent with a great range including vegetarian options. Staff were welcoming, convenient location next to carpark and nice environment inside. Can't...fault it. Just a shame it's 250 miles from home !!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed June 9, 2023

We stopped in Dolgellau to walk our dogs by the river. We saw this cafe and decided to have a quick lunch before continuing our journey to North Wales. Friendly staff. We ate outside as it was a lovely day. We both had jacket potatoes...with cheese and beans, as good a jacket potato that I’ve have had anywhere.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed October 28, 2022

Been going to this cafe for many years...it's changed hands recently, but the standard is still 5 star! Amazing...the best...veggie breakfast. Good, fast service and value for money. Wonderful!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 2, 2022 via mobile

We try to come here every time we're in Dolgellau! The food is delightful and the staff are lovely! Portions are generous.....it's a great way to fuel up for a day in the hills! Great coffee too....that's always a winner with us!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 26, 2022 via mobile

Stopped here for a cheeky Breakfast whilst camping just outside the village. My only complaint is I didn't find the cafe sooner ! The owners/staff are extremely friendly and the food is cooked to perfection. I ordered a large Breakfast and OMG was it large...! This is the first time I've ever had to leave food on my plate and admit defeat ! It didn't just set me up for the day, think it set me up for the week ! Can't recommend highly enough, will definitely be returning (but maybe for a smaller Breakfast).More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 27, 2022 via mobile

Lovely food- hot and not too expensive , Staff friendly and helpful, will definitely return in the not too distant future. A real little gem of a find .

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

I’ve been coming to this cafe for over 10 years. On a regular basis. Ann & Roy run a lovely place but they retired. My last review when the new people took it over was quite critical. But today I decided to give them another...try. This is no criticism of the new owners but they are not Ann & Roy and I need to get that out of my head and sample the food etc as a new restaurant. Well I must say it was very nice! They have reduced the cost and sourced different ingredients but on the whole still very nice. They are doing works to the building which is quest out the way but generally the restaurant was clean and uncluttered. I’m not a lover of cutlery in tins on tables, for hygiene reasons but I’m sure if I had asked for fresh they would t have been an issue. So to conclude food, very nice, lovely bacon and a nice portion size Cost, very good value for money Drinks, didn’t like the instant coffee, not the worst, but that’s my fault for not asking for Americano. Restaurant, clean tidy and uncluttered. I wish they would put better lighting in a bit dull. Would I go again, YES!!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2022 via mobile

Parked in Dolgellau, desperate to find a café with a loo. So glad we fell into this one and decided to have lunch. Really enjoyed the home cooked delicious food, thoroughly recommend the veggie breakfast.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022

Great place to visit just after parking for a full breakfast and a very friendly atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Response from davidandshona | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember they were closed Monday/Tuesday but open Sunday
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Response from lovetrav_9 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ann, Just to let you know that I appreciate your "thank you" via TripAdvisor in respect of the information I gave you regarding Yr Hen Efail. Not many people do show their appreciation. Enjoy your visit. Regards Ken
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Response from anneroy | Property representative |
dogs are very welcome in our garden the café is too small to accommodate dogs but we have a covered are just outside
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