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Cafe Draig and Machinations

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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Pit stop Cafe on the A470 with small play barn, gift shop, rabbit village and exhibition space. Good place to stop on your journey, a little bit of something for everyone. CAFFI DRIAG & THE PLAYBARN We are having a sort out and move around so shall be closed temporarily from: Wednesday 9th January 2019 to Wednesday 23rd January 2019 **Back open from Thursday 24th 9:30am**
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British, Welsh
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews rabbit sandwiches curry soft play area interesting place wooden toys pit stop lovely home cooked food on display coffee stop great for kids north wales coffee and cake for sale varied menu random stop working models
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Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back to Cardiff from Holyhead. A bit weary and a little late for lunch, we asked if they were still doing Sunday lunch. We were told they'd run out of carrots but had other veg. We then asked if...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maighdeanmhara
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

The food here is very good. That’s the good point. The negative is exceptionally slow service despite an abundance of staff! Surely it does not take long to make a pot of tea, an Americano and 2 Welsh cakes st a very quiet time in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank northwalesnaturist
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

The staff couldn't be more accommodating and the rabbits were just the best thing ever. We fed them and played with the contraptions inside and everything. Really had the best time. Thank you so much. Emily, luke, Cooper and Ross

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Elm101
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Had breakfast yesterday morning great food as always love this place. Love the bunny’s the wooden toys and machines which are very well made.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Very Good reasonably priced food. Visited on the way to Hafren Forest for a walk. Kids enjoyed scenery and watching Rabbits while eating.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ejamieatherton
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend found this cafe, from the outside it didn’t look like a cafe but more of a nursery. We went inside and found the cafe ordered 2 large breakfasts and 2 hot drinks. We found a table and waited for our drinks......More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Beccy H
MachinationsCafe, Owner at Cafe Draig and Machinations, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to publish your feedback. I am so sorry that you had a delay in receiving your drinks and food. We had been very busy serving our carvery. Breakfasts on Sundays finish at 12:30 normally as to avoid serving delays....More

Reviewed 13 October 2018

Having finished a tour of the Llyn Penninsular in our camper van we stayed overnight just down the road from Cafe Draig and were heading home. Despite reading recent poor reviews about Cafe Draig and the difficulties the new management had encountered, their response appeared...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank golf788321
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in here for lunch with our 2 year old, it's quite an eccentric place - a combination of cafe, museum of working models, soft play centre and rabbit villiage. Food in the cafe was acceptable, and service was prompt. However the table we were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Matthew P
MachinationsCafe, Owner at Cafe Draig and Machinations, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi, Thank you for calling in. I have the cafe area of the building. I'm sorry you found the table 'sticky' today. If you'd said something we would of rectified the issue immediately. The problem is that the anti-bacterial spray we are using is reacting...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped here as a random stop on our drive home from a Welsh holiday, good breakfast and coffee. 2 large full Englishs only, £6.50 each! Bargain! Nice and quick too. We sat at the window and watched the rabbits they had too which was quite...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Annabethsar
MachinationsCafe, Owner at Cafe Draig and Machinations, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are a new team and finding our feet so to speak. We pride ourselves on fresh local produce and endeavor to serve as quickly as possible freshly cooked food. Thankfully the weather was better than it has been...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

As the Wardens of the local caravan park, very much want to be able to promote local businesses and places of interest. After visiting today at 12.30 and not being able to purchase a bacon or sausage sandwich due to you running out of produce...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Janet470
MachinationsCafe, Owner at Cafe Draig and Machinations, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

I'm sorry that on the day you visited you were disappointed, this is not our normal service. We were experiencing extreme pressure due to circumstances way beyond our control. The atrocious weather that led to major flooding in the area prohibited our suppliers in delivering...More

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14 May 2017|
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Response from Collette S | Property representative |
Hello, I apologies as my answer to this never went through to the site. We do not allow dogs inside due to the play area and rabbits, we do however offer water bowls out the front of the building and you are welcome to sit... More
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