Manon's Riverside Café

Manon's Riverside Café
Cafe and coffee shop in Bala
National White Water Centre Frongoch, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7NU
Opening hours: 9:00 - 16:00 (Mon - Fri), 8:00 - 16:30 (Sat / Sun)
 Vegetarian  Vegan  Gluten Free  Open Sunday

Freshly ground coffee!


The goats cheese and onion wood-fired soughdough pizza we had was one of the best pizzas we've had, the Battenburg slice was also devine!


Great selection of soughdough pizzas (around 5 flavours), cakes and plenty of brunch and lunch options


pizza (from £7.50), toastie/panini (£4.50), breakfast baps (from £3.00), fish finger bap (£3.75), chips (£2.50),


Plenty of outdoor seating beside the river to keep an eye on your bike or out front of the centre building, alternatively take-away and find a bench further up-river


There's plenty of outdoor seating around the cafe (in addition to indoors), with quick efficient service. Alternatively take-away and find a bench further up-river any enjoy watching the canoeists pass by on the fast flowing water


Located just outside of Bala, a small market town in the Snowdonia National Park, you're spoilt for choice with fantastic cycles right on your doorstep!

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Set beside the fast flowing River Tryweryn at the National White Water Centre, located near Bala in the Snowdonia National Park you’ll find Manon’s serving up their famous freshly made soughdough wood-fired pizzas, cakes, coffee and a varied brunch and lunch menu too.

At weekends the main food of choice by punters are their fantastic soughdough pizzas from the outside hut (see times below), the goats cheese and red onion pizza we had was delicious. Others include BBQ chicken, meat feast and vegetarian with pepper, artichoke, asparagus and mushroom – see our pictures for the full range of toppings!

Additionally you’ll find all the savoury staples a cyclist could need including jacket potatos, toasties, breakfast and lunch baps, salads and a range of burgers. The steak ciabatta served with creamed horseradish is one of our favourites!

Finally, as for cakes the Battenburg slice was ‘cake of the day’ when we visited and it was splendid! You’ll also find their regulars including a vegan carrot and ginger cake, raspberry Victoria sponge and the very fruity farmhouse slab cake.

The white water centre is popular for canoeists and rafters visiting for an adrenaline fuelled weekend frenzy on the raging rapids, Manon’s provides ideal restbite with a fantastic seting.

What’s more the roads around Bala offer superb routes for cyclists looking to explore the southern area of the Snowdonia National Park and beyond. The passing A4212 snakes up to the Llyn Celyn dam offering superb views across Snowdonia, where continuing along will take you to Ffestiniog with options to head north towards the picturesque village of Beddgelert or east to the Italianate styled village of Portmeirion.

Note: Pizzas are available Saturday 12:00 – 17:30, Sunday 12:00 – 16:30

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