Y Gegin Fach

Y Gegin Fach
Cafe and coffee shop in Machynlleth
39 Heol Maengwyn, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8EB
Opening hours: 9:00 - 16:00 (Tue - Sat), 9:30 - 16:00 (Sun), closed (Mon)
 Vegetarian  Gluten Free  Open Sunday

A great freshly ground cappuccino


The millionaire shortbread and tuna filled bap was delicious!


All your favourite cafe staples at reasonable prices and all home-cooked by the family-run team


Americano (£2.80), cappuccino (£2.90), tea (Welsh teapot, £1.95), full Welsh/veggie/vegan breakfast (£9.95), small breakfast (£8.15), breakfast filled baps (from £4.15), toast (£2.00), teacake (£2.70), on toast’ options (from £4.15), large soft filled rolls (from £6.95), paninis (from £6.85), jacket potatoes (from £7.15), burgers (from £9.15), Welsh rarebit (£5.95), beef lasagne (£9.65), vegan curry (£8.95), sausage rolls (£2.25) cakes (from £1.95), tray-bakes (from £1.95), tarts (from £2.50)


There's no racking at the cafe but you'll find plenty of space around the outdoor seating and bikes can be easily seen from the cafe


Ideal for small to medium sized groups with a good number of tables both inside and out, do ring ahead for larger groups


Machynlleth is nestled within the beautiful UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere and just a short cycle away from the cyclists mecca of Elan valley and south of Snowdonia National Park. Be sure to give one of our very own cycling routes a try - including the very hilly climb south just outside of the town and over to Staylittle

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Translated as ‘little kitchen’, this small family run cafe and coffee shop has been serving the busy town of Machynlleth for over 15 years, located in the beautiful UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere and just a short cycle away from the popular Elan Valley and Snowdonia National Park. You’ll find all your usual cafe staples here including jacket potatoes, large filled breakfast & lunch baps, paninis and salads to name a few.

Open from 9 there’s a small and large breakfast with vegan and veggie options too, alongside affordable (and large) breakfast baps and a wide selection of ‘on toast’ options.

As for lunch there’s a wide selection of hot and cold large filled soft rolls, paninis and jacket potatoes, all served with salad and coleslaw or chips. These served alongside a selection of savoury pastries (famous sausage rolls) and larger meals including Welsh beef burgers, fish & chips, lasagne and Welsh rarebit.

For those with a sweet tooth you won’t be disappointed!… They’re all homemade and on our most recent summer visit included a zingy paradise or lemon slice, apple & cinnamon strudel sponge, blueberry or white chocolate & raspberry muffins, viennese fingers, chocolate fudge, lemon tart, eccles cakes, rocky road and assorted flapjacks to name a few. The millionaire shortbread (pictured) was superb as was their famous Welsh cakes and vanilla cream slice.

Out front is a good number of alfresco seating for small to medium sized groups, alongside space inside for around thirty hungry cyclists too. Do note weekends do get rather busy, there’s no bike racking but it’s easy to keep an eye on your bike from both inside and out the cafe.

Last visited in September 2023

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