A cycling club favourite from riders both near and far, the cafe is just a stones throw from the spectacular Cistercian Tintern Abbey and on the banks of the River Wye. Family run, cycle friendly, delicious freshly ground coffee, scrumptious homemade cakes, tasty filled baguettes, breakfasts or paninis, it’s all here.
The owners (Lou and Vin) are avid cyclists themselves, where inside you’ll find all sorts of signed cycling paraphernalia alongside a most welcome log burner for those cooler winter rides. Out front there’s a large undercover terraced seating area and peleton bike racking area, perfect for soaking up the early morning sun. Out back there’s also another seating area too. The shop keeps a range of cycling spares should you come into difficulty on a ride and will do anything to help stranded cyclists.
As for food, if you’re looking for something savoury there’s a wide range of reasonably priced paninis and sandwiches using locally sourced ingredients – including cheese, alongside breakfast baps and toast of course. For those with a sweet tooth, cakes include a delicious homemade carrot, coffee or lemon cake, millionaire shortbread, rocky road, freshly baked scones, Danish pastries and the cyclist staple, flapjack.
The cafe also operates a new ice cream shop directly across the road, serving up the very tastsy Sidoli’s Icecream made in Ebbw Vale, South Wales.