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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a place... Sat by the river in the sun... Fantastic tasty breakfast... Meat veggie gluten free no problem... Service with a ☺... Superb coffee... If anyone can find a better cafe in Snowdonia I want to know about it!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 7 April 2021

Good value, lovely staff, great food to fill you up.. and riverside dining. Good choices for vegetarians.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 20 November 2020 via mobile

Quick stop for a big breakfast. Although it was all very good I have to say the sausage was excellent and supplied by a local butcher from Bala. I may go in search... I will return!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 6 October 2020

Been all over wales with my husband on motorcycles, so stop off randomly for food, and have to say this is our favourite place for breakfast. And staff are friendly

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 20 September 2020

This cafe is well run and has very helpful staff,the staff ensure all the covid regulations are adhered too,the toilets are clean and it is good fun to watch the kayakers etc coming down the river.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 17 September 2020

Real oasis as limited number of places open in Bala area. Friendly and efficient service, lovely homemade cheese ploughman’s salad and great riverside location. Even got passing kayaks and a white water rafting group to watch as we waited for food. Highly recommend for roadside...stop-off.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 10 August 2020 via mobile

Fantastic breakfast by the river with my partner. Lovely produce in ‘All Day Breakfast’. Nice end to North Wales trip.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 30 September 2019

Staggeringly rude owner, had a coffee whilst catching up on emails, went up to order another drink when I was hit with a barrage of abuse about being there a long time and only ordering a coffee, I checked and at that stage it was...32 minutes which I said only to be called a liar (I really can tell the time ) ordered another drink anyway (as I had always intended to), then obviously decided to leave. I've visited this centre many times as my son has raced there over the years, this is the last time I'll spend a second in there. My visit was 37 minutes in total, I don't think that's an unreasonable time for two drinks. The cafe wasn't full and I was minding my own business in the corner.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

What a fantastic spot these guys have, watching the guys going down the rapids is incredible - if only the food was as good. Sadly the food was only average, but that’s not to say it’s bad! My wife and I had the chilli, I...opted for half and half (rice and chips). Chips were very average and the rice was microwaved. Would definitely go again and I do recommend, just don’t expect anything amazing. Poor gluten free choicesMore

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 20 August 2019

We walked here from the nearby Tyn Cornel campsite for breakfast twice. Lovely breakfast with both veggie and meat options.

Date of visit: August 2019
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16 June 2019|
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Response from A_Stick27 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do! We brought our dog along, Dyson. The lovely Manon gave him lots of fuss!
7 August 2018|
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Response from Flip1010 | Reviewed this property |
We had two exceptional bacon rolls and two coffees for around £10
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10 July 2018|
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Response from bam1965 | Reviewed this property |
When we where there closed at 4 30
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  • Manons Riverside Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5