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The Big Rock Cafe

71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
+44 1766 512098
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“homity pie” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday

We bought sourdough bread there, which was a blessing after all the British toast we also enjoyed the Scotch Egg, doughnuts and a brownie, but the bread was the thing that made it stand out from other bakeries in my opinion.

Thank TheMaryBlue
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely superb great venue, great people. Very retro decor. Highly recommended. We enjoyed the whole experience.

Thank John P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Checked before we went and purposely chose this cafe as my husband is gluten free. There was no gluten free bread and a choice of a low gluten brownie or coconut macaroon so not very gluten free friendly. The good we had was ok but...More

Thank Dazjo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I walk past this bakery, I have to stop and look at their window display of freshly baked breads. On Saturday they do a quirky dinosaur-shaped loaf which I have bought in the past and my Hubby (who is a big kid) loved...More

Thank Jilly2903
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking past minding our own business when we saw their window. We went in an bought these sausage roll style pastries I forget the name of them. One was tomatoey with smokey beans and the other was leek and bacon they were to...More

Thank Judith S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here with our two young kids. Was lovely and spacious. The food was good too. Very family friendly and had toys and baby change.

Thank T9aru
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming to Porthmadog on holiday for years, never been to The Big Rock Cafe before but thought we'd give it a try this time, so glad we did, it looks small from the outside but there is lots of additional seating that you can't...More

1  Thank Laura8192
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dogs are welcome in the back room of this unusual cafe. Great coffee and delicious breakfast an lunchtime fare. Amazing bread and cakes baked in the underground bakery. Another place we always visit in Porthmadog. Not on a Sunday though, because the back room is...More

Thank cfurn11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic cafe, once you work out how to order. Menu and help yourself food counter takes getting used too but it is worth it. Great home made food, bread and cakes.

Thank Whiteuno
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. It is quirky and friendly. We went for lunch and cake and both were fabulous. I will definitely be going again! Love a dog friendly place too as hate leaving him at the holiday cottage. The falafel wrap was amazing and...More

Thank Bv009138
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Porthmadog
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 512098
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