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The home of MamGu Welshcakes - selling traditional and alternative welsh cakes hot off the griddle. Find us in our new home at St Davids Cathedral Refectory, situated in the ruins of St Mary’s College Chapel, a gorgeous 14th century part of the Cathedral. You can expect a warm welcome, homemade dishes with a Welsh twist, local produce, comfy chairs and always a hot welsh cake!
PRICE RANGE
£4 - £10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Welsh
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love a nice cathedral (and St David’s was lovely). I also live one that serves good food and this one does. We had spicy Mexican Welsh cakes and soup and savoury Welsh cakes. I had an excellent demonstration on how to serve them. The...staff were just lovely as was the food.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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MamGu Welshcakes, Owner at MamGu Welshcakes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi @vrnowell2018 , thank you so much for leaving us this lovely five star review! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to St Davids and our welsh cakes and soup. I hope we can welcome you back soon! Diolch yn fawr iawn -...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing cafe in the heart of St Davids cathedral! Service was with a smile, fantastic food and a lovely setting. We would thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2024
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MamGu Welshcakes, Owner at MamGu Welshcakes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Michael, diolch yn fawr iawn / thank you very much for leaving us these such kind words and a five star review. We hope we can welcome you again in St Davids soon. - MamGu Welshcakes

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is in a most stunning location, such a treat to visit inside such an old cathedral. The lunch was fabulous, the Welsh cakes delicious. I can thoroughly recommend

Date of visit: March 2024
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MamGu Welshcakes, Owner at MamGu Welshcakes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jane, diolch yn fawr iawn / thank you so much for leaving us this 5 star review. Aren't we so lucky to be in such a beautiful building! I hope we can welcome you again soon - MamGu Welshcakes

Reviewed 14 March 2024

We have always loved Mamgu Welshcakes on Saundersfoot Harbour. The Coffee is fantastic. The Welshcakes are divine, and the food is fantastic. On a day off we popped in for Brunch and had a fantastic meal. WE highly recommend a visit, as it can get...busy. Plus its dog friendly too.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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MamGu Solva, Owner at MamGu Welshcakes, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2024

Hi Saundersfoot team, thank you so much for leaving us a five star review of our St Davids Cafe, we're so glad you were able to come North and visit for a day! We also LOVE being apart of the Saundersfoot family with our cafe...More

Reviewed 7 March 2024 via mobile

Stopped in after we viewed the cathedral. We had initially intended to only pick up some Welshcakes but ended up having the lamb cawl and a veggie cawl. Perfect for a cold but sunny day. Staff were lovely. Tried the lemon Welshcakes and the traditional....Very good. Lattes were great as well. All in all a good spot for a rest before more sightseeing.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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MamGu Solva, Owner at MamGu Welshcakes, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

Hi Cathy, diolch yn fawr iawn / thank you very much for finding the time to leave us this 5 star review and such kind comments. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit, cawl and welsh cakes! We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

We came across MamGu halfway into a 10-mile walk, and it wsd the perfect mid point refuel stop. Firstly, we were very lucky to actually get a table not having booked. Coffee and a 'bog standard' mug of tea were great. The breakfast rolls were...huge! But we both managed them! A takeaway of savoury Welshcakes will be enjoyed over the next couple of days....More

Date of visit: November 2023
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MamGu Solva, Owner at MamGu Welshcakes, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

Hi @MartinG187, diolch yn fawr iawn / thank you so much for this lovely 5 star review! I wonder if your take away savoury welsh cakes lasted you a couple of days or if they were all demolished that evening after finishing your walk?! We...More

Reviewed 22 October 2023

Any opportunity to have Welshcakes, you have to grab it. MamGu is a lovely comfortable place - the coffee was good and a great choice of Welshcakes. It is also dog-friendly.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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MamGu Solva, Owner at MamGu Welshcakes, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

Hi Christopher, diolch yn fawr iawn / thank you very much for your 5 star review, we're thrilled to read you enjoyed your coffee and welsh cakes. We have now moved from Solva to St Davids so we hope we can welcome you here soon....More

Reviewed 11 October 2023 via mobile

Lovely pot of loose leaf tea and delicious Welshcakes! Sat outside with our dog, watching the world go by and enjoying the Autumn sunshine.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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MamGu Solva, Owner at MamGu Welshcakes, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

Hi Katie, diolch yn fawr iawn / thank you very much for finding the time to leave us this 5 star review and kind comments. We have now moved from Solva and have found a new space in St Davids. We have our own garden...More

Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

Came here twice for breakfast whilst on holiday, cracking breakfast and the cheese and leek welshcakes are sooo good!! Very dog friendly , a warm welcome from the team, good service, lovely coffee and delicious food, all round excellent 😃

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023 via mobile

What a gem. Small quaint cafe with flavorful welsch cakes and nice service. Next time back in Pembrokeshire would come back.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

Tucked away at the far end of the harbour, an amazing selection of Welsh cakes, Barabrith and loads more. Coffee was the best we found in Saundersfoot, served by friendly staff in a friendly atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

Popped in to buy some Welsh Cakes and stopped for a coffee and a cheeky Welsh Cake for me. Friendly and welcoming, coffee tasty and the lemon Welsh Cake hit the spot perfectly. Will definitely be back when I next visit Solva. Please bear in...mind it's a small cafe, with a few tables outside and the majority inside, so getting a table isn't always going to be easy at peak times. I've rated it as a 4 rather than a 5 because the the tables had to be close together given the available space, the ceiling is relatively low, the gorgeous slate floor lends a dark impression to the inside space and of course, it bounces the sounds of chairs, chat and falling cutlery. Despite (or because of?) this, it's really charming and reasonably priced. Multiple flavours of Welsh Cakes - cherry bakewell anyone? Or cinnamon, lemon, traditional, lots of chocolate combinations and ... wait for it ... VEGAN options too, HURRAY!!More

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

We loved the Welsh cakes here! An insane number of options and prices so cheaply, everyone coming to Solva (or near) need to visit.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023 via mobile

Once again this fabulous place never disappoints and is always friendly with great service and the staff always make sure you feel very welcome A special mention must be made of Jade and Laura who make sure this is a top cafe The breakfast with...a small savoury welsh cake is also a nice touch and together with superb flat whites make a great start to any day - if you are visiting Solva this is now a destination place Hurry up or it might be gone!!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023

What’s not to like about this fabulous place. A must visit to sample & enjoy traditional Welsh cakes set in a beautiful small harbour setting. Great vale & service 👍

Date of visit: August 2023
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Hi, yes we are still dog friendly! Our furry four legged customers usually get served quicker than their humans! 🐶❤️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
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I don't, I'm just a traveller who had breakfast there but Mamgu do GF food which I'm sure woukd include GF afternoon tea. Give them a call and ask.
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Response from BarryWalesAngie | Reviewed this property |
yes I took a wheelchair in there
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Yes, MamGu Welshcakes offers takeaway services.

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MamGu Welshcakes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5