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The Big Rock Cafe

71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
+44 1766 512098
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (121 reviews)
“cakes” (99 reviews)
“homity pie” (11 reviews)
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great place this is, it's dog friendly unlike a very close local sticky rival, my espresso was right, cakes were good. Wander into the front door and keep heading to the back and your in the atmospheric room. A hidden gem, we weren't...More

Thank JGClyne
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having travelled to Porthmadog on The Welsh Highland Railway,we came here for a late lunch.The food was very tasty,well cooked and presented.The coffee was very good too.We will be coming back without a doubt!

Thank MOnkey2000-10
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped for a bacon bap and a coffee, nice looking cafe and organic looking decor. Bacon and sausages were prepared beforehand and kept on a hot unit, tasted nice enough a little dry as it had been in the unit. Would return.

Thank 425Tom
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really lovely breakfast and freshly homemade bread. Great selection of cakes with huge portion. Cafe is a little disjointed with a number of rooms but a really informal and relaxing atmosphere. Fabulous barn converted area with sofas and a log burner.

Thank Midwife10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many good things about the big rock, but undoubtedly the best is the range and quality of bread. Never been to anywhere that comes close. Love bread? Just go there. Wonderful.

Thank shaun t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across the Big Rock Cafe after stopping in Porthmadog to find a cup of tea, was not disappointed. Brilliant cinnamon bun and a tasty smoothie. Please please support places like this and don’t go to Costa!

Thank Occams55Razor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for snack here whilst visiting Porthmadog, they offer a wide range of hot and cold foods and they offer vegetarian meals also. Stopped for a lovely panini and soup which we thoroughly enjoyed, it was very tasty and well priced. We had a sneaky...More

Thank Helena C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great selection of food but having asked for a cold bacon slice and cheese slice to be warm it turned chewy when reheated in the microwave. The first impressions were great but this put a dampener on the visit. Seems to be a popular...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled spin this bakery whilst in the area, the food in here is amazing and you can't resist. The baked goods were delicious I thoroughly enjoyed the fresh cinnamon buns they were so fluffy and soft and lots of flavour , we will be...More

Thank ginnerjules
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A brief walk from the train (5-7 minutes)- for a quick lunch during our stopover before the return trip to Ffestiniog. Good selection and variety- even for our vegetarian teen. Quick service, lively- lots of kids- reasonable prices.

Thank M B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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