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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Welsh, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 June 2023

We were in Caernarfon for five days and every day we just kept coming back to this place. The staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the food. It was a nice light lunch with coffee, a roll, quiche, or panini with small salad and...shared treat. It is also away from crowds which was relaxing. I bought something in the gift shop behind as well. There are no toilets but public ones nearby.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 May 2023 via mobile

Nice little coffee shop opposite the castle. Dog friendly, good prices with amazing coffee and cake selection. Always a warm welcome by the staff with prompt, friendly service. Recommended

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 April 2023

LOVE THIS CAFE .THE STAFF ARE ALWAYS FRIENDLY .THE COFFEE IS SUBERB EACH TIME .WE LOVE THE LITTLE BISCUIT THAT COMES WITH OUR COFFEE TOO .THEY SERVE EXCELLENT TASTY MEALS .WE LOVE THE CAKES .THEY ARE ALSO DOG FRIENDLY !THE DOG HAS A TREAT EACH...TIME WE GO AND ALWAYS A BIG CUDDLE !A MUST FRIENDLY CAFE TO VISIT .THERE IS A PART OF THE CAFE WHICH HAS NO DOGS SO CATERS FOR ALL.THE CRAFT SHOP IS FULL OFLOVELY ITEMS .A WONDERFUL FIND OPPOSITE THE CASTLE IN CAERNARFON .More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 19 March 2023 via mobile

I popped in here as was the only inviting cafe open on a Sunday in March. What a good job I did. Dewi served me with hot choc and a scone - delicious. And what a gem both he and the owner were, brimming with...fun and facts about the local area, such a knowledgeable chap Dewi is! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

We visited Caernarfon and being January not a lot of places were open. This is a cafe and shop and we had a nice chat with the chap serving at the counter and we ordered coffee and cake. Both were excellent with my partner saying...its the best Americano she's had in ages. I would highly recommend this establishment.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 January 2023 via mobile

Lovely coffee and cake Been coming for a long time, however was put off when I saw the staff stroking a dog and returned to food area without washing his hands. Has put ne right off

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2022

After spending hours exploring the castle (which we did just after lunch), we needed some refreshment and found this place across the street shortly before closing time. The server was friendly. The place was nice an had a small mount of nice seating in front...facing the castle, giving a nice setting. We had good tea and excellent Victoria Sponge and Bakewell Tart.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 7 September 2022

Great place, big windows to watch the world go by right opposite the castle. Don't do many reviews, but really nice place 😊

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 August 2022 via mobile

Recommend this friendly clean cafe /shop opposite the castle for cake and drinks outside seating and dog friendly

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 25 May 2022 via mobile

Just arrived and called in for a coffee, friendly staff, good coffee and thanks to a top from a local a great seat where you xan watch the world go by whilst viewing the castle.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022

What a wonderful cafe! I took my owners and family into Gray-Thomas for a drink and a piece of cake late in the afternoon. They are not just dog friendly but dog welcoming, with dog treats for any four-pawed visitors and bowls of fresh water....My humans had lovely drinks and gorgeous cakes and they too were offered glasses of water on the table. The adults hot drinks came with a little biscuit, and very thoughtfully, the same biscuits were brought to the table for the children, so they didn't miss out on one. The atmosphere was very welcoming and the two lads running it had plenty of time to talk to my humans and lots of 'skwuffles' for me and my puppy friend. If you are ever in Caernarfon you CAN'T miss a trip to Gray-Thomas! ArchieMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 9 November 2021 via mobile

Popped in on a rainy day to warm up after visiting the castle. Decent prices, and friendly member of staff. Coffee was lovely, as was the honeycomb tiffin. There’s a nice little gift shop attached too. Would recommend for anyone looking for a coffee stop.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 6 October 2021 via mobile

Good food, reasonable price, good service, and not far from the castle. Used Trip Advisor to find some cafes close to the castle. This place was one of the results. Perfect.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 16 September 2021

We called in for coffee and hoped for home baked scones but these proved to be doughy industrial versions, most unpleasant to eat. Indoor seating was comfortable. No alternative to butter was available, a real problem for those of us with health conditions or simply...wanting to eat more healthily or reduce calorie intake. We were not asked for Covid track and trace information.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 14 September 2021 via mobile

Popped in late morning for a coffee and cake. Both were superb. Sausage roll was excellent, nice premises and staff too.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Gray-Thomas is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4