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The Big Rock Cafe

71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
+44 1766 512098
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (145 reviews)
“cakes” (115 reviews)
“cinnamon buns” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited cafe in November. It has been raining all day, but we still walked around town and explored. When we where ready for coffee and cake, we started to look for place to go. Walked passed this little beauty and got invited in by...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lienel2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called here for lunch today and had the leek and mustard rarebit, a latte, a spiced winter warmer and cakes. The food was great, the cafe was busy and the tables are close together but was good value, lunch, drinks and buns all for £21......More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SF701
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Planned to get some bits for a winter picnic from here, not disappointed! Scotch egg was solid and tasty, bacon and cheese guando fantastic and lovely home made jam doughnuts. Too full for the sausage rolls, but they were fine kept in the fridge for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Charles-Theresa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Big Rock for coffee and snacks on a number of occasions while staying in the area. The food and service were great. And they don't rip you off with over prices. They have plenty of space to sit and chill. And the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 982PaulR982
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to cafe and although food was tasty, I had the Christmas bap and my friend had a panini, it just lacked due mainly to the fact that the side salad was literally just a few lettuce leaves. Nothing else at all. I also...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DisneyfanUK
Reviewed 8 December 2018

All home made (inc fabulous breads). Change menu on a regular basis. Casual surroundings and highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Basilfaulty43
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

The Big Rock Cafe is one of a kind. If you feel like something a little different from usual coffee shop chains, you will love this place makes a nice change. Excellent coffee , wonderful sandwiches ,friendly service, warm atmosphere. The owner Graham is lovely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Luciana S
Reviewed 20 November 2018

On a chilly Tuesday, Hubby and me decided to go here for a takeaway brunch. This is a Christian-themed Cafe which has its own underground bakery. The lady behind the counter was very helpful. We both chose a savoury Guando which is a bread snack...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jilly2903
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere in Porthmadog for breakfast and stumbled across this place. The cakes and breads in the window looked good so we thought we were likely to get a decent meal. We ordered the small breakfast (sausage, bacon, beans, egg, hash brown...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Orv14
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

A really lovely little cafe with great interior, an eclectic menu and lots to suit all dietary needs. The only feedback I could give is that the tea in our pot was a little burnt. After 80 degrees black tea oxidises heavily, having a temperature...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Porthmadog
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 512098
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