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US$4 - US$14
CUISINES
Fusion, Healthy, Cafe, British, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 12 December 2020

The first thing I must say about our experience here is how friendly and accomodating the staff were. Despite being jam packed they managed to find a wonderful little table for us. For food I ordered the Sri Lankan Curry. Both my girlfriend and I...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 21 October 2020

Lovely relaxed atmosphere, great menu and beautifully prepared food with real home-cooked character. Very interesting and delicious GF options at both the savoury and sweet ends of the spectrum. Interesting shop too to help make the whole experience very positive and memorable. A trip to...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 20 October 2020

My husband and I were looking for somewhere to eat in Hay when we 'stumbled' upon this gem. It is far larger than it looks from the street and is packed with all manner of interesting things to buy, thought provoking books and serves tasty...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 18 September 2020

Bean Quesadilla and Pancakes with goats cheese and honey, both delicious. Limited cafe seating due to Covid restrictions but the pavement tables were great in the sunshine. The shop Is an eclectic treasure trove including gifts with some excellent books.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 September 2020 via mobile

Really delicious cauliflower dhal and bean quesadillas enjoyed in a sunny spot on the pavement. Very friendly staff who let us order from the brunch menu even though we were 10 mins late and brought everything out very efficiently, even lending us a tea towel...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 September 2020

Me and my partner stopped for lunch here and it was seriously some of the best veggie food we've had. I had their mushroom burger with blue cheese and my partner had the curry dahl with rotti. Was excellent!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 27 August 2020

We stopped in to the Old Electric Shop for a browse and a quick cup of takeaway coffee. After a dismissive response when we checked that we were queuing in the right place, given the currently Covid circumstances, we ordered our coffees and were told...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 3 August 2020 via mobile

Wanted to buy the whole shop! Beautiful treasure to be had, really thoughtfully selected items including from local makers. Very helpful staff and delicious cake! Can't wait to return to buy more beautiful items ☺️

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 4 March 2020

Prompt friendly service. Good vegetarian food that everyone enjoyed. Interesting shop with a variety of books, clothes and soaps. We didn't want to leave!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 9 February 2020

Great food interesting independent shop if you are looking for something a bit different. You don't have to eat or have a coffee it's just a great shop to browse in. The staff are a bit disengaged I feel but they are certainly not rude...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Electric Shop

  • Yes, The Old Electric Shop offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The Old Electric Shop offers delivery services.

  • The Old Electric Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5