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“Excellent find” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cwmni Cacen Gri

Cwmni Cacen Gri
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Betws-y-Coed
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Welsh
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Takeaway only Winter hours 10am-3pm Open earlier & later weekends and school holidays
Welshpool
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Popped in for tea and cake. The tea came in cardboard take out type cups and the cake on a piece of tissue - deal mainly with take out meals. Seating for 3 people in shop. Cake was delicious and the tea was good and they do unusual flavoured Welsh Cakes - fruits of the hedgerows was the flavour of the day. Would recommend although lost a rating as lack of seating

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cegidfa
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't miss!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

What a find! Everything about this place is wonderful - it looks unique from the outside and the inside is different in that the superb welsh cakes are griddled in front of the customers. The staff are so friendly that we made a point of going in every day to say hello and sample even more of what had been cooked on the premises. The standard is exceptionally high and we brought a box full of goodies back to Brum at the end of our stay!
Hadn't realised initially but they do sell savouries too as well as fab coffee - just what you need after a day's hiking.
Keep up the good work!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 483Chris
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London
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Save me from the cakes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

A tiny shop but well laid out and with a fairly unique selling point of cooking those ever-so-morish little Welsh Cakes right before your very eyes on the griddle. The cakes are great and the coffee too. The location in the heart of the town is perfect. Highly recommended

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank picturetag1
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A gem of a find.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

We saw this little shop on a tv show and decided to search it out on our next visit to North Wales, and it was worth searching for. It does excellent coffee and delicious cakes, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. My best advice to anyone visiting would be to not leave without some of their homemade fudge.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ronnie D
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Hong Kong, China
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“mmm mmm good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

Never had a Welsh Cake? Me neither until I met Jennie and Jo at the fabulous cake shop. These ladies can bake! Try the Bera Brethe and do linger for a coffee. Warning though, you likely will have more than one of their cakes--baked daily in the back of the shop...this is truly the best cake shop ever!

We love coming back to visit everytime we come to Betws-y-Coed. and our friends love the BB we bring home.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Mary M
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