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£4 - £8
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British, Welsh
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 20 August 2019

Just popped in having heard this venue was amazing. Such a friendly welcome, so homely and comfortable. The menu had lots to offer, jacket potatoes, sandwiches and cakes to die for. The selection was vegan and vegetarian suitable. I had tea, which was served with...a tea strainer as it was real tea leaves, in quaint china tea pot with milk in cow shaped jug and lovely bone china tea cup and saucer. I also chose raspberry and chocolate cake, which was moist, flavourful and scrumptious. The rest of the area was like a gift shop/antique shop, a surprise around every corner. In the other part is a dog grooming parlour which is a bonus as the restaurant is dog friendly and has its own dog menu !More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 25 March 2019

a real little gem huddled away on the llwynypia industrial estate 1st building on you right with side parking. Serves home made cakes and soups lush drinking chocolate and holds loads of little trinkets from years gone by takes you back to when you were...a child lady who owns and serves is really friendly and welcoming really worth a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

I love this place, always a lovely welcome and delicious food with the added bonus of having a gift shop

Date of visit: June 2018
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OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2019

Thank you for your kind Review. Delighted you enjoy our Tea Room & Gift Emporium. Look forward to your next visit 😊

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Llike a secret cave of unusual gifts with a yummy tea room attached. lays something intersting on the menu, and all cakes are HOME BAKED! Maria is a fabulous cook and also gives everyone a warm welcome . Dogs are made welcome as are cats...( I have taken in a couple to visit) This is just what pet lovers have been waiting for in the RhonddaMore

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Been waiting to find the ideal time for us to get to visit this beautiful place following a friends recommendation. What a great place, fantastic reception from Maria, great food. Plenty to look at in the shop area and lots of tempting things to buy...or put on the wish list for next time you visit. Don't delay go and try for yourselves.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2019

Thank you for this fabulous Review, delighted you enjoyed you visit and hope to see you again soon. Regards M

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

What a hidden delight, finally visited after months of trying to get there ( living minutes from there) Lovely food in lovely surroundings and purchased something I'd been looking for Their menu for dogs should you wish to visit when taking your dog for a...walk is quite amazing I want to point out I am not a dog owner,but even I can appreciate the hard work and thought that's gone into this business A lovely proprietor or should I say proprietress Would recommend and can't wait for next visitMore

Date of visit: August 2017
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OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2019

Hi Paula, wow thank you soooo much for this fab Review. Delighted you love what we do here and look forward to seeing you again. Regards Maria

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Maria has a lovely little tea room that is perfect friendly. She also has a dog salon next door. It's based on the Tonypandy industrial estate. Worth a visit

Date of visit: May 2017
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OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2019

Many thanks for your review, much appreciated. Look forward to seeing you again. Maria

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Delightful an hour at this very pleasant venue. There was a great choice of cakes as well as lots of other things to eat. Everything was fresh and freshly produced by Maria the owner of the business. We relaxed over a pot of tea and...delicious cakes and then spent half an hour browsing through the shop. Attractive new gifts and old upcycled items. Thanks Maria and Byron for a pleasant time.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you soooo much for such a fabulous Review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit to us and hope to see you again very soon. Maria

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

What a fab place, went for breakfast nothing was too much trouble. The food was home cooked and amazing. Maria was so welcoming, very doggie friendly, and loads of lovely gifts to browse. Will definitely be going back.

Date of visit: July 2017
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OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you Debbie for such a wonderful Review, hope to see you again very soon. Maria

Reviewed 20 July 2017

What a lovely place, beautifully home made food savouries, cakes and pies, trifles, meringues. One of the few places I can take my fur baby (they have a special menu just for dogs) Maria and Byron the owners are warm and welcoming, and there is...a gorgeous gift shop attached what's not to love?More

Date of visit: June 2017
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OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you very much for such a fab Review. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope to see you again soon. Maria

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Little gem tucked away.This is the most unusual cafe in the area as on the same premises there is a lovely little shop and a dog grooming parlour!! The menu is extensive for a cafe this size,everything is freshly prepared,generously portioned and served on beautiful...china by the very friendly proprietor,you can also have fabulous cake which can be purchased to take home.The shop sells a variety of pretty vintage items at reasonable prices.The presence of the dog parlour is not at all intrusive whilst you dine.Highly recommended I intend to visit often.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you Melanie for such a fab Review, sorry the reply is late I'm not familiar with how to use Trip Advisor yet. Hope to see you again soon...Maria

Reviewed 7 December 2016

We went by chance on someone's recommendation. It was charming, in a shabby chic way. The food was home made and the cakes were very tempting (including gluten free). There was a range of items for sale and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: August 2016
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OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2019

Thank you for your kind review, appreciated. 😊

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Having previously sampled the best ever blackberry pie 'just like my Mum used to make ' according to my husband, we decided to take my Mum for afternoon tea. We were welcomed with open arms & hugs and plied with delicacies both sweet and savoury....Not satisfied with the offerings for afternoon tea which already had us loosening waistbands and belts, we had to revisit the World's best blackberry pie and a lemon cheesecake to die for. This establishment is thoroughly recommended by us. It is completely dog friendly, the food is yummy and you can shop for unique gifts. We will be visiting again soon! :) xMore

Date of visit: August 2016
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OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2019

Thank you very much indeed for this fab review... only just realised all this time later I can reply 😆

Reviewed 1 October 2016

Such a warm welcome from Maria who does her utmost to please, fantastic cake and coffee, Maria also makes the most amazing home made breakfast, snacks and meals, can't wait for my next visit, very much recommended ..... A treat to visit and enjoy the...food and browse the Gift Emporium!More

Date of visit: June 2016
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OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2019

Thank you for such a lovely Review. Much appreciated.

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Oh my word, did we get spoilt today or did we get spoilt ! Rarebit followed by cake choices of Coffee n Walnut, Carrot, Victoria Sponge and my fav the ginormous Chocolate cake, washed down with lattes and Paul's rather yummy strawberry milkshake - in...food heaven 😍 not just that but rather lovely people serving it too, thanks Maria and Byron, I'm going to dream of that cake for a long while to comeMore

Date of visit: September 2016
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OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2019

What a fabulous Review, thank you very much indeed. Hope to see you again soon. M

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  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5