Situated at the foot of majestic mount Snowdon and nestled by breathtaking countryside in the former Snowdonia slate mining village of Llanberis is a bustling, family-run cafe serving up delicious breakfast bites, lunches and homemade cake to hungry walkers, cyclists and visiting tourists.
Situated along the popular 75 miles Brailsford Way road cycling route (one of our favourite rides), Llanberis is a mecca for adrenaline seekers, hikers and those on two wheels exploring one of the many nearby sights. Aside from the famous climbs or train ride up to mount Snowdon, there’s also nearby Lake Ogwen (beside mount Tryfan), the National Slate Museum (free entry) and Caernarfon Castle just seven miles away.
For those early risers there’s a range of full English, veggie or vegan breakfasts; also available in smaller portions too, accompanied by breakfast baps, buttermilk pancakes (creme fresh, fruit & mixed berries or crispy bacon, caramelised banana & maple syrup), cheese or beans on toast, eggs all ways (fried, scrambled or poached) and toasted teacakes too.
Lunch varies from a generous range of paninis and sandwiches (served with a side salad), alongside a soup of the day, Welsh rarebit, potato & chorizo hash, garlic mushrooms or brioche rolls with either a BLT filling or halloumi.
There’s also a ‘daily specials’ board too where on our visit they included poached eggs with chorizo & salsa (pictured), harissa hummus, lemon & zaatar flatbreads or a generously filled steak ciabatta with caramelised onion.
The cakes don’t disappoint either with all your firm favourites here (Victoria, carrot and lemon) alongside an Alabama fudge cake, banana loaf, vegan apricot & orange almond cake or the local delicacy, Bara brith (a must try).
Most sized cycling groups are well catered for within their terraced seating area, where additionally inside you’ll find plenty of seating too. However do note that weekends and lunchtimes get rather busy (as does Llanberis)!