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The Big Rock Cafe

71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
+44 1766 512098
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (109 reviews)
“cakes” (94 reviews)
“cinnamon buns” (9 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
71 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9EU, Wales
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1 - 10 of 452 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

What a wonderful find in an otherwise fairly uninspiring town. Wonderful breads and cakes, super salads, light bites and drinks. Really relaxed atmosphere. The best thing about this place are the real jam doughnuts. Best I have eaten for at least 40 years. They are...More

Thank chunky65
Reviewed yesterday

We stumbled upon this place as the window displayed some amazing breads and cakes! It ha a great welcome and we called in for coffee and a snack. It has a wide choice of different foods and drinks and vegetarian options. A great plus for...More

Thank exploretheworld29
Reviewed 3 days ago

This little cafe has a wonderful special atmosphere, with many interesting dishes on the menu, you get the impression you could stay all day if you wanted. Comfortable seating area lots of good ideas, free bottled water, toys and games for the children. We both...More

Thank Ravenshore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in for tea following strenuous walk and we were delighted by the service, choice available and decor. Unusual and wide selection of snacks and more substantial meals plus salads and cakes. Also some ingredients like ginger, lemons etc. Pizzas a speciality but so too...More

Thank neilbjohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this wonderful bakery/cafe several times on our regular visits to Porthmadog. The cafe is run by capable & enthusiastic young people who are a pleasure to see at work. The actual food is out of this world & I would be doing...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting, quirky café. Unusual and tempting delights on offer - So much choice! Friendly, busy, casual atmosphere. However, seems to be becoming a tad expensive - a sign of the times?

Thank mopsy40something
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a top bakery by any standards with exceptional selections of bread and buns together with some delicious unusual snacks and ingredients.

1  Thank PutneySW
Reviewed 11 September 2017

My favourite Porthmadog cafe, the Big Rock has a style all of its ow. Today I had traditional big breakfast, I can also reccomend the leaky Welsh rarebit, the fantastic home baked goods and home made soup with chunky bread never disappoints. Big thumbs up...More

2  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We popped in for a quick bite to eat on a cycle tour. Nice bowl of granola (with vegan milk available), and a freshly baked doughnut that was still warm. Lovely food and the atmosphere was very relaxing. Glanced up and saw a whole wall...More

2  Thank Ed S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Visiting Porthmadog on WHR from Caernarfon and wanted lunch. Found this wonderful place through Tripadvisor. Reviews confirmed. Interesting choices. My wife had chicken and leek Welsh rarebit and I had Butternut squash and lentil soup with a yoghurt topper containing chilli, ginger, garlic, onion seeds...More

2  Thank CedDronfield
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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