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All reviews sandwich gift shop horseshoe pass car park great cafe north wales fantastic views well worth a visit coffee and cake excellent value for money staff were very friendly hikers motorbike ride chips enthusiasts souvenirs
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coffe was awful, the cafe was filthy, planets of staff chatting that could have wiped the tables down. I won’t be back… It has such potential to be a nice place but they obviously aren’t bothered, such a shame

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 11 May 2022

Called in the ponderosa for lunch today. As usual, fantastic helpful staff and the food was delicious. Can recommend the fish, chips and mushy peas.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 May 2022

A no frills good value pit stop. Great location, great views and well worth a visit.Cheerful crew but spartan facilities.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 25 April 2022

Drove past pleased to see the place was open, at 3.10pm parked up signs clearly stated open 10 -4 when we went to the counter asked about hot food to be told. We are closed but your signs say 4pm ''yeah but we close at...3 '' If your looking for hot food give this a miss there is no warm, Welsh welcome here.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 16 April 2022

We were on a run out and arrived here at lunch time. Plenty of room in the car park. staff friendly and food better than expected from a cafe and reasonable price. Will definitely return

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 16 March 2022 via mobile

Great location and such good value for money, visiting bikers, walkers and families, staff are very welcoming and friendly too,

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 13 January 2022

Great cafe on a local scenic route. The food is good and competitively priced, there is also a small gift shop for little souvenirs but this was closed on my last visit. Car park full of motorbike and car enthusiasts, if your in to these...then you've probably already heard about this place. Well worth the drive up.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 2 January 2022 via mobile

We came up to the horseshoe pass to remember our Nan, we stopped in the cafe for a drink. We arrived about 3pm and got our drinks, sat down and drank them. We then decided to warm up a bottle for our 8 month old....As we were waiting for the bottle to warm (3:20ish) one member of staff kept turning off the lights and repeated “I need a mop bucket” “I have mopped down there” to other members of staff. We felt very unwelcome at this point as we had looked to see opening times and the website said 4pm. She then proceeded to turn off the lights which were above us. At this point we felt very rushed & decided to leave & ended up having to feed baby in the car. We asked the lady what time they closed, her reply was “well whenever we are tidying up now”. If the lady had come to us to say they were closing we wouldn’t have minded but the rude hints and comments to other members of staff really made us feel unwelcome.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 30 November 2021

Just seen a review titled " Truly Awful" and am a little confused that this persons review is about the same place that my wife and I visited a few weeks ago. No more to said about our experience, Just a very special place to...visit again and again etc etc etc Big Thanks B and B - BabellMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 15 November 2021

Ok I had read reviews before I went, and thought I knew what to expect. I was wrong. First was when pulling, easily, off the road to find a well laid out, tarmac car park. Plenty of space, but we were there 3.00 on a...Saturday in November. Then we just sat in the car and looked at the view. Followed by getting out to wander around about with cameras. Going in, it was not unlike many cafes on the road side. yet everything was clean, in a good state of repair, functional. Used, but looked after. I was impressed with the standard it was being maintained at. Ok my coffee came from a press button machine on the way to the till. (Like in Morrison's). I found an out of date cheese and pickle sandwich, which totally crumbled and fell apart in the box. Nevertheless edible and quite tasty. Everything for just over £3. I shall be back.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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23 November 2021|
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Response from W7732BIjuliem | Reviewed this property |
Open every day during summer months. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter.
22 November 2018|
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Response from Pcbasil | Reviewed this property |
Outside , yes!
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24 April 2018|
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Response from Dave W |
You could also try searching for 'horseshoe pass bikes and cars' on facebook.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ponderosa Cafe

Yes, Ponderosa Cafe offers takeaway services.

Ponderosa Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4