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Cafe, British, Welsh
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Seating, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Cash Only
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Reviewed 8 August 2021 via mobile

Place couldnt make its mind up if was a cafe or a slate shop. In a train. Confusing. One of our party went to use the toilet and due to the abysmal state of it we left with out ordering. Thanks but no thanks.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 29 June 2021

Great little stop for tea and welsh cakes, staff very polite and friendly, service was quick and easy and the price was very good. would recommend if your looking for a little stop and lite bite to eat.

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

I visit this cafe most weekends when out on the bike. It’s a great spot, just off the main drag of the town. Great food and service at small prices. Highly recommend this place, you always get a friendly warm Welsh welcome.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 12 May 2021

Visited 11th May 2021 and was a disgrace. Poor service, more interested in selling slate products when you can eventually get someone’s attention. Cold microwave food. Over priced took forever to arrive. Staff rude more interested in gossiping. The train has obviously had no upkeep...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 14 November 2020 via mobile

stopped in Betwys y coed for some shopping and called into the Buffet coach due to covid you cannot sit inside but outside is equally nice in a covered area so if it’s raining outside you are still dry. we used to bring our daughter...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 12 August 2020 via mobile

We often pop in while on holiday for a drink here. Great service and friendly staff. Even with the new rules in place due to the current situation the staff were as always brilliant. It’s a really nice place to sit and enjoy a drink...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 21 February 2020

Great service ,warm welcome . Very reasonable price . Warm fresh scones very tasty. You can view the little train from this cafe

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 9 January 2020 via mobile

We came here for for breakfast and loved the decor inside. Enjoyed our breakfasts. Shame there werent any vegetarian sausages and i somehow managed to keep going to cafes for breakfast that had no glamorgan sausages!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 November 2019 via mobile

Unusual cafe in an old railway carriage. Service could have been faster but I was not in a hurry. Food was mostly fried grub of place and instant coffee, but considering the very low prices compared to other establishments in the area you really can't...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 9 November 2019 via mobile

Husband was off doing a run, so our 5 year old and myself popped in for some lunch. Staff were lovely and friendly, place was obviously old, but clean. Food was freshly cooked and plenty of it. Kids menu is great value with a drink,...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Experience287443
7 June 2019|
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Response from Marilyn0909 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, It is an actual railway carriage so there's little space between the tables even if you could get on. The loos aren't accessible, being standard old railway carriage type. There are plenty of other restaurants that... More
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MWendy
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Response from brnfaulkner17 |
No dogs allowed inside
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The Buffet Coach Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5