We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Big Rock Cafe

71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
+44 1766 512098
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (97 reviews)
“homity pie” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (449)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 446 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a top bakery by any standards with exceptional selections of bread and buns together with some delicious unusual snacks and ingredients.

1  Thank PutneySW
Reviewed 1 week ago

My favourite Porthmadog cafe, the Big Rock has a style all of its ow. Today I had traditional big breakfast, I can also reccomend the leaky Welsh rarebit, the fantastic home baked goods and home made soup with chunky bread never disappoints. Big thumbs up...More

2  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in for a quick bite to eat on a cycle tour. Nice bowl of granola (with vegan milk available), and a freshly baked doughnut that was still warm. Lovely food and the atmosphere was very relaxing. Glanced up and saw a whole wall...More

1  Thank Ed S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Porthmadog on WHR from Caernarfon and wanted lunch. Found this wonderful place through Tripadvisor. Reviews confirmed. Interesting choices. My wife had chicken and leek Welsh rarebit and I had Butternut squash and lentil soup with a yoghurt topper containing chilli, ginger, garlic, onion seeds...More

1  Thank CedDronfield
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favourite places. Love the food & the staff are friendly & helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Keep up the good work.

1  Thank Alex T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fell over the Big Rock twice today and enjoyed everything about it. Locally sourced products cooked on the premises and delicious. Dont judge a book by its cover, looks small and compact initially but opens up like a Tardis to plenty of comfy seating giving...More

1  Thank Wheatstones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch with lots of interesting pies and sandwiches. This is definitely not your bog standard "big four" coffee chain. Coffee was really good, along with different pies, tarts and sandwiches. We also bought rosemary loaf and superb cakes to eat later. We would definitely...More

1  Thank paul s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast was good (and filling), lunch was even better, lovely salads and lots of it. Unfortunately my partner forgot to buy donuts so we'll have to go back for those.

1  Thank _tisi2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a eat in or take away place. i was walking past and saw an item called GUANDO (I think this is how it's spelt) & went in to see what it was. 2 types on offer bacon & leek, spicy bean both lovely...More

1  Thank sm00thlady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been before and were hoping that we could get a table. We did. Ordering at the counter is difficult as you can see a lot of tempting savoury and sweet items to choose from. Our stand out item was the tomato soup, it...More

1  Thank Stuart B
Nearby Restaurants
The Australia
153 reviews
.13 km away
376 reviews
.22 km away
Allport's Fish and Chips
231 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Talyllyn Lake
27 reviews
.22 km away
Madog Quads
325 reviews
1.55 km away
Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
194 reviews
.49 km away
Purple Moose Brewery
87 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Big Rock Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing