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.