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“Great place to come in from the cold” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of MG's - CLOSED

Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$11
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Welsh
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Our 5 star food hygiene rated Cafe has been a part of the Aberystwyth cafe scene since 2004 when we operated from premises in Cambrian Place before moving to 26 Chalybeate St where we established a reputation for great coffee and excellent service. Expansion took us to our current location at 6 Chalybeate St in Dec 2012. The new premises has 60 covers and enables MG's to bring our excellent service, coffee and food to a wider customer base. MG's is a truly independent and local business with an ethos of buying fresh produce locally and providing a Welsh biased menu with delights such as Welsh Rarebit, Cawl and Glamorgan Sausages. We use meat from the famous and award winning Rob Rattray's butcher (next door) and are developing a reputation for our MG's Burger as well as Gails cheese and potato pie.. All our coffee is ethically sourced and we only use the very best Arabcia beans from Colombia.At the heart of MG's is a customer service ethos that always puts the customer at the heart of everything we do. Customer comments, good and bad are positively encouraged to ensure MG's is always at the leading edge of delivering great customer service.MG's has disabled toilet facilities as well as baby changing and high chairs available. DOG FRIENDLY
St Louis
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great place to come in from the cold”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

Locally sourced ingredients and home cooked food makes for a great lunch. Very good service and nice decor, felt very cosmopolitan.

Visited March 2013
Thank Karen C
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English first
Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Need to get a grip if they want a sustainable business”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

Now I live locally and visit Aber almost every week and I love to support local businesses- The old (smaller) MG's was 'cosy' but i put the lack of comfort down to the cramped conditions. The new place is much bigger but if anything has exposed the weaknesses of the management as the staff look lost and the place looks and feels disorganised. The coffee is poor - what I was served on Saturday was not a cappuccino , just weak milky coffee with a thin froth - the coffee itself has a strong chickory after-taste. Our coffee took far too long to be served and was definately not worth waiting for. I'd also say its a mistake to have the kitchen prepartion area exposed to the customers given how untidy it is and the less than hygenic practices of the staff.
I won't be going back - please do get a grip MG's - It'd be a shame to lose another local business!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank solar_uk
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good for a coffee, cake and chat.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

Enjoyed the food, service was really quick, facilities were clean and staff were helpful and friendly. Slightly expensive, kind of Costa Coffee prices, but its a place that you can rely on for quality of food and service. Would prefer to have more options of sandwich and panini fillings on the menu though. Ooh, and their Chai latte is almost as good as Starbucks :)

Visited January 2013
1 Thank SophieD27
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