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Cafe, Welsh, British
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Seating, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Cash Only
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited 11th May 2021 and was a disgrace. Poor service, more interested in selling slate products when you can eventually get someone’s attention. Cold microwave food. Over priced took forever to arrive. Staff rude more interested in gossiping. The train has obviously had no upkeep...and just now one big billboard for slate sales. On first look wondering if they still sold food as look more of a shop for slate sales. Such a shame this has been let go so badly over lockdown think health and hygiene should pay a visit after leaving the platform and noticing the outside fan from kitchen area and dirty windows.if we had seen this first would never had eaten there. So disappointed as our first visit before lockdown was amazing, warm welcoming and home cook food. And really wanted to use for of walking stops. Will not be returning. And definitely not recommending to our walking groups that visit.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 14 November 2020 via mobile

stopped in Betwys y coed for some shopping and called into the Buffet coach due to covid you cannot sit inside but outside is equally nice in a covered area so if it’s raining outside you are still dry. we used to bring our daughter...here when she was little and loved going into the buffet car. the coffee was hot and really nice we also had tuna baguette and a bowl of chips and i have to say well worth the wait.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 12 August 2020 via mobile

We often pop in while on holiday for a drink here. Great service and friendly staff. Even with the new rules in place due to the current situation the staff were as always brilliant. It’s a really nice place to sit and enjoy a drink...and a snack. Love the coffee here. Will be back again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 21 February 2020

Great service ,warm welcome . Very reasonable price . Warm fresh scones very tasty. You can view the little train from this cafe

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 9 January 2020 via mobile

We came here for for breakfast and loved the decor inside. Enjoyed our breakfasts. Shame there werent any vegetarian sausages and i somehow managed to keep going to cafes for breakfast that had no glamorgan sausages!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 November 2019 via mobile

Unusual cafe in an old railway carriage. Service could have been faster but I was not in a hurry. Food was mostly fried grub of place and instant coffee, but considering the very low prices compared to other establishments in the area you really can't...complain!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 9 November 2019 via mobile

Husband was off doing a run, so our 5 year old and myself popped in for some lunch. Staff were lovely and friendly, place was obviously old, but clean. Food was freshly cooked and plenty of it. Kids menu is great value with a drink,...a main meal, and some ice cream afterwards for under £6. Seriously though, try the cheese omelette. Lovely place and I look forward to coming back again. 😊More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 November 2019

It is really sad to see a mark 1 coach in such a state, patched up all over the place externally and literally falling to pieces! Inside most of its original character has been lost too. Food was low end cafe but fine.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 14 October 2019 via mobile

Having taken our train loving son to the Conwy Railway miniature rail nextdoor we simply could not miss the opportunity to have lunch on an old train coach. I think we were as excited as our son! We have three children and the staff were...very accommodating and great with the kids. They do a children's snacks menu so they had sandwiches whilst we went for Welshcakes & tea. It was very tasty indeed. Location wise it is in a great position in Betws-y-coed, overlooking the miniature railway and Betws station which itself looks like it's been preserved in an era long since passed. We'll definitely be paying another visit here.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 13 October 2019

Lovely quaint experience. Lovely atmosphere. Service very quick, but would imagine in the height of the season may be a bit slower. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Experience287443
7 June 2019|
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Response from Marilyn0909 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, It is an actual railway carriage so there's little space between the tables even if you could get on. The loos aren't accessible, being standard old railway carriage type. There are plenty of other restaurants that... More
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MWendy
27 May 2016|
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No dogs allowed inside
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  • The Buffet Coach Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5