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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We attended a 60th birthday party for close family and without a doubt the Cafe Chameleon made the whole day special. Everyone congregated outside in evening sunshine initially and headed inside later. Most of the guests had a plate of the delicious food,all the meat...free options were delicious looked appetising. Myself and my wife opted for the vegan burger and the chilli. Both were absolutely delicious. Happy faces and tummies all round. Bar service was quick, friendly and efficient . The whole evening was full of great conversation in a great atmosphere, coupled with an excellent age appropriate background music playlist. The birthday boy had a great time and all agreed the venue was fantastic.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 24 March 2024 via mobile

Absolutley delicious tasting food. Disabled access is something they need to really look at. Quite reasonable too. Very relaxed.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

We live locally and have come here for years and we've enjoyed and felt we've had value for money, until recently. The meals have become unimaginative and poor value for money. We've just been for a valentine meal which was overpriced and not that nice...at all. This is such a shame as it's a lovely place to visit. I understand that you can't please all of the people all of the time, but really, I'm not that hard to please and this wasn't good.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

Nice lunch with friend. Had actually lit the wood burner as we walked in . Cosy and busy . Food was well presented and tasty . Would go again

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 October 2023

Met my friend for an early lunch . Busy when we got there ,took an hour and a half for the soup and ciabatta ! Have been there many times over the years , very disappointed this time. Very cold ,the majority of customers were...wearing their coats , I don’t think this is acceptable ,especially when spending quite a bit on a small lunch and considering the place was well attended . The female toilet was covered in black dust ,window sill too . No soap in the dispenser which I don’t think is acceptable.The nice wood burner could be very useful and make this little cafe much more welcoming and cosy ,instead of being just ornamentalMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 June 2023

Amazing! Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. I was really hankering for a specific meal and they accommodated us even though it wasn't on the menu, and the portions were massive! Tasted great, so will definitely be coming back. Diolch yn fawr!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 April 2023

We love this quirky place. Beautiful food, fab place! Can't recommend it enough. Keep doing what you're doing!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 March 2023 via mobile

Meet up with friends. In a nut shell, almost 90 quid for 7 cheese panini and coffee and we waited an hour for food. Staff rushed off their feet no doubt the owner sitting in a bathtub of champagne somewhere nice. Visited here many times...before the pandemic and always good. Boy how things change. So many great reviews here, gobsmacked at what welsh people think is good. Will never return and that's a real shame. I have to say the girl behind the counter was very efficient indeed and worked her socks off.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 25 February 2023 via mobile

We have been many times and just love the quirkiness of this place. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Food; although I'm not vegetarian/vegan is absolutely beautiful. Reasonably priced. Highly recommended 👌

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2022 via mobile

Overall it was an okay experience. The actual food was lovely, I ordered the burger which was really tasty. The vibe of the place was really cool and I felt quite unique for the location being in a Welsh village. The only down side was...the service shockingly bad, the waitress was very slow & wasn’t in a hurry at all to take our order and when it came to dessert we had to go to the bar to ask if she would take our order. Not one point during our meal did she come up and ask us if we needed anything. If you wanted any condiments or anything you had to get up and get them yourself of this table on the side.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 August 2022 via mobile

A little gem of a cafe. Great food and coffee, good value and a wonderful atmosphere. Do support this independent business. They deserve success.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022 via mobile

Stumbled upon this quirky cafe on a drive through the Swansea valley. Super friendly staff and an interesting vegetarian menu. I had the Welsh rarebit and my other half had the lentil and coconut curry. Both were delicious, reasonably priced and good portions. We are...not vegetarians but we will definitely be returning.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 30 April 2022

Lovely menu always so difficult to choose as plenty of choice. Quirky little restaurant and never disappointed.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 28 December 2021 via mobile

Stopped in here for a few drinks with the children after a walk. Lovely coffee, wine, and hot chocolates. Friendly service and atmosphere. It’s different to many other places in Ystradgynlais, but in a nice way. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 28 October 2021 via mobile

This is a gem of a cafe, great atmosphere, great food and welcoming to a group of 5 families with children between 8 & 14. Super accommodating, and the atmosphere rubbed off on all.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Response from BusyBee1960 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about this as went specifically for lunch, sorry
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Response from Marc D | Reviewed this property |
Hi. They don't have a dedicated Gluten-free Menu, but many of he options are specifically marked as either "gluten-free" or "gluten-free option available". Hope this helps!
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Cafe Chameleon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4