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Cafe at Book-ish

18 High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BD, Wales
+44 1873 811256
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Welsh, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
18 High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BD, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit here - it was really lovely. Lovely bara brith and coffee and friendly service and atmosphere. Very clean decor and we will definitely visit again.

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The cafe at Book-ish is delightful Attractive in appearance - light and the service excellent. I remember when Book-ish used to be the Cheese Press....and was a little concerned when I first went there that the old charm would be gone. However, it is much...More

Thank Janet w
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Luke warm coffee and hot chocolate had to be returned and stale cake not the first time this has happened but will not be visiting again. Lots of other cafes to visit in Crickhowell.

Thank Vix1978ds
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This is a cafe in a new extension behind the bookshop o the hight street. They serve a good range of light lunches which are tasty and freshly prepared. the staff are very pleasant and you can browse the bookshop while you wait.

Thank alexander g
Reviewed 5 June 2018

A nice little cafe off the main street. Nice food with good coffee and a great selection of cakes. Stopped off for a quick lunch was was pleasantly surprised. Good and friendly service. A little expensive, but good quality.

Thank infoH255KV
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We went there for lunch, and although the staff are very nice there is a lack of management. We ordered veg chilli and water- the water took 10 mins and they chilli about 40 mins. The chilli was really nice but too much rice and...More

1  Thank RussSWLondon
Reviewed 25 May 2018

As the title suggests, you have to visit and try the warm Welsh cakes. Coffee is also excellent. Easy to miss if you are not looking at the books. Excellent and good value - plenty of locals cannot be wrong. Well done.

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This excellent little cafe is behind an independent bookshop (there is actually a way through in the bookshop itself). The cafe is clean, elegantly laid out and filled with nice touches such as the Penguin titles wall paper in the loo. The coffee was excellent...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Lovely dog-friendly cafe. Nice selection of cakes & pastries. Outdoor seating. Friendly helpful staff.

1  Thank Jill B
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Tucked away down a little side street,this cafe was a great find. We had a delicious lunch and the staff were great.

Thank Susan G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BD, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Crickhowell
  • Phone Number: +44 1873 811256
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We are a friendly, independent cafe serving locally roasted coffee, homemade cakes, snacks and lunches. We use award-winning, local suppliers wherever possible and pride ourselves on offering fresh, homemade food. We have a range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available.
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