The Railway Cafe

The Railway Cafe
Cafe and coffee shop in Merthyr Tydfil
Dowlais Community Centre, Station Rd, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 3LW
Opening hours: 10:00 - 19:00 (Mon - Wed), 10:00 - 18:00 (Thu / Fri), 10:00 - 12:00 (Sat), closed (Sun)
 Vegetarian  Gluten Free

The marbled & iced Victoria sponge cake was delicious!


A great selection of homemade cakes and tray-bakes alongside reasonably priced savoury breakfast and lunch options and good coffee too!


Extremely good value! Cappuccino (£2.00), tea (£1.00), cake slice (from £2.50), cupcakes (£2.00), tray-bakes (£1.50), all day breakfast (£3.50), beans, egg or bacon on toast (with tea or coffee, £3.50), jacket potatoes (£3.50), toasties (£3.50),


There's plenty of room to store your bikes within their enclosed outdoor terraced seating area


Inside and out are a good number of tables for small to medium sized cycling groups, advanced bookings are most welcome


Located just on the south of the Brecon Beacons National Park we're just a stones throw from hilly, scenic rides along quiet country roads. Do give one of our very own nearby routes a try!

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Within Merthyr Tydfil, a large town with a rich industrial history and situated just south of the Brecon Beacons National Park, is a fantastic community based cafe located within the Dowlais Community Centre.

Serving up extremely affordable and delicious homemade bakes, cakes, breakfasts, toasties, jacket potatoes and lots more, it’s the ideal pitstop for groups of all sizes cycling through the nearby Brecon Beacons. Their all day breakfast or breakfast baps served with tea or coffee at £3.50 is fantastic, as are their homemade brownies and cakes starting from £1.50 too. The theme continues for lunch where the simple but filling toasties and jacket potatoes also priced at the same amount (£3.50).

During our stop off of a circular cycling route through Hay-on-Wye, Brecon and Abergavenny, we had a very filling cheese & beans jacket potato followed by a slice of their marbled & iced Victoria sponge cake.

With plenty of seating both inside and out in their sheltered terraced garden, it’s the perfect pitstop before heading east onto Abergavenny or north further into the Brecon Beacons. Although the clues in the name, it’s located in the former station yard and is themed with railway memorabilia and signage throughout.

Do give our very own 7 miles Hay-on-Wye, Brecon and Abergavenny route which takes in the hilly but breathtaking Gospel Pass a try below.

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