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The Old Electric Shop


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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A shop of interesting things; homewares, furniture, clothes, books and gifts, both new and vintage. Cafe within; always vegetarian, often vegan and gluten-free. Fresh, exciting flavours with a small, contemporary menu. The best coffee and teas, and indulgent cakes made in-house daily.
US$4 - US$13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Fusion, Healthy, Cafe, British, Contemporary
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I just love this place and come here regularly to meet with friends for a coffee or one of the delicious lunches. The staff is always super friendly and great at catering for my various food sensitivities, so I never need to feel awkward about...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SML1234567
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bunch of entitled middle aged females running a business as a hobby. If you don't look as if you belong you WILL be ignored.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank VMid_walesWelshman
Old_Electric_Shop, Owner at The Old Electric Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So you came here last year and then saved up your vitriol for EIGHT MONTHS to write this highly unpleasant review, based on nothing whatsoever except that the business is owned by a woman? I normally apologise for any bad experience a customer has had...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I come in here all the time! The atmosphere is such beautiful, very welcoming, happy, enthusiastic staff with big smiles! The food is beautiful, everything apart from two items I believe could be made vegan and gluten free 🙌 and don’t get me started on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sophie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enough said in the title - food was OK but to say that the staff were rude is an understatement! Unwelcoming and no atmosphereMore

Date of visit: January 2019
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Old_Electric_Shop, Manager at The Old Electric Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm glad the food was good, at least! Apologies for the lack of atmosphere, a cold January day with heavy snow forecast isn't the best day to find a buzzy, busy cafe. If anyone was rude to you, I can only apologise, however, as that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to eat here as recommended on trip advisor and by one of the shop owners in town. Menu looked great- we are both vegetarians and loved the creativity and fact it said meals could be altered to suit individual needs. However, the atmosphere made...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cfrancis72
Old_Electric_Shop, Manager at The Old Electric Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm sorry you had what you felt was an underwhelming experience with us. We had just started the training of a brand-new, nervous, member of staff on the lunchtime of your visit, and she was being supervised, hence the repetition of your order, by our...More

Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

This is honestly my favourite place to go for lunch. I get to have vegan gluten free food without hassle, and I usually have something that I don't quite know what I'll be getting, something different. I've had vegan ceasar salad, mushrooms with white bean...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Joie P
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Teas were loose and the hot chocolate was real high % stuff, and the cakes were homemade and scrumptious! For shopping there’s a bit of everything. Handmade local bits and pieces as well as 2nd hand goodies! A great shop to get lost in for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mondragonyun
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Visited here for coffee and cake a couple of times. Excellent for both. Surroundings very quirky and interesting. A must visit place if you are in Hay.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TheBurtfamily
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

There are plenty of good cafes in Hay, but this one stands out as it is a cafe come nick nack shop selling an eclectic variety of goods. The tables and chairs for food and drink are randomly scattered throughout the shop in books and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 953jamesf
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We visited Hay-On-Wye during our October half term. We found this coffee shop, which is quirky and interesting. The coffee shop occupies a part of the actual shop, which sells all sorts of lovely books, clothing and crafts/gifts. The coffee was good and whilst we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Campergirl4
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