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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Welsh, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
18 High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BD, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday

I very often visit the cafe with my children, we all enjoy the delicious food and cakes, in a very friendly atmosphere. The children always head to the reading area while I have time to enjoy the amazing local coffee.

Thank rachelajoy
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited Crickhowell on Wednesday with my Mam and two friends and we stopped off for lunch in the Bookish cafe. We ordered the Dahl pot with pita which was full of flavour. I understand the cafe now has it's own blend of coffee which...More

Thank LibbyAnnHorne1982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this establishment whilst on a one night stay over on business. Unfortunately I did not have time to look around the book shop but it looked lovely! The cafe was fairly small downstairs but a larger area upstairs with wonderful views and a...More

Thank Jules268_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cafe was crowded and slow and the food (which we didn't order) was taking a very long time so people were leaving. The cake was lovely - great choices too, but the coffee a little cold. I wouldn't recommend this place, there is too...More

Thank Nicola_catt
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

A comfortable relaxing cafe with friendly staff. Homemade lamb cawl, vegetable dahl and ploughmans lunch form part of the menu along with a good selection of cakes. Highly recommended.

Thank Fingersjazz
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We called in for coffee and cake having walked roundCrickhowell on our way back from Swansea. The do some really nice cakes and really good coffee. Their selection of lunches also looked good.

Thank Mickletonians
Reviewed 16 February 2018

I love the idea of combining a bookshop and cafe and wish there were more around still. This did not disappoint. The local coffee served here was delicious. The range of cakes had my children mesmerised and deliberating for quite a while. We settled on...More

Thank Ali4348
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We had a great time, ordered ...everything was great but hot chocolate was grainy and unmixed.... coffee and milkshakes excellent!!! Children read books and drew on the drawing table and blackboard in the children's bookshop: but upstairs shop-keepers kept following the children around arranging things:...More

Thank BlueEmmaMac
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

It’s always nice to find a bookshop with a good cafe, and this is one. There was a selection of cakes and other baked items, with dedicated cafe staff separate from the bookshop. There is also a selection of gluten-free cakes etc. The small bookshop...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Bookish Cafe has a wonderful selection of cakes including vegan friendly and gluten free. Personally the rocky road is my favourite and I would definitely recommend! Being able to buy a book and get a free coffee this January is a win-win! The food there...More

Thank Catriona B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 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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