North Wales is full a fabulous cafes. If it's homemade cakes, fresh local produce and a cracking cuppa you're looking for then you can't go far wrong with our selection of cafes below.
You’ll find this friendly family run café right in the middle of the pretty little harbour town of Moelfre – just a stone's throw from the water’s edge. Ann’s Pantry only uses free-range Welsh eggs and fresh flavours in its baking; look out for towering homemade sponge cakes and fabulous scones along with a good selection of teas and coffees. The outside courtyard is lovely and a real suntrap on the right day. Well-behaved dogs are welcome outside. The café is open daily from 11am until 5pm.
You’ll find this café at the Oriel Mon Kyffin Williams gallery. Its high-quality home-cooked food, which is locally sourced where possible, is a real treat. Bread is made with stoneground flour from Llynnon Mill – Wales’ only working windmill – and it is absolutely delicious. Expect interesting salads, tarts, wraps, sandwiches, burgers, jacket potatoes, all-day breakfasts, Welsh rarebit and plenty of other favourites including vegetarian and children’s options. All cakes, scones and puddings – leave room for them, they’re delicious – are homemade on site. Look out for the Teisen Berffro, a shell shaped shortbread biscuit, traditionally from Aberffraw. Open daily from 10am. Last orders at 4pm.
Hooton’s is a local institution and its fans (including Gary Rhodes and the Hairy Bikers) come from far and wide for its excellent farm shop and café. Forget about counting food miles – almost all the food Hooton’s serves is home reared or homemade. It’s an informal but absolutely delicious place to have breakfast or lunch – expect a variety of hot and cold snacks and soups, wonderful sandwiches and absolutely scrumptious cakes. Hooton’s is famous for its Welsh breakfasts, Sunday roasts and summer BBQs. You can stock up your holiday larder with oven-ready meals and fresh-from-the-field seasonal veg at the farm shop. Don’t miss the asparagus in early summer. The café enjoys breath-taking views to the mountains of Snowdonia. Open daily 10am until 5pm. Tel. 01248 430 322
This Italian style ice cream or gelato parlour sits on the High Street right in the centre of Beaumaris. Serves fantastic ice cream which is made fresh on the premises. All sorts of wonderful Wonka-esque concoctions like Jammy Dodger, Apple Crumble and Irish Cream Cheesecake as well as the more traditional caramels and vanillas. If you’re in the mood for something savoury you’ll find sandwiches, paninis and jacket potatoes too. There’s limited seating inside and out, and its central town position makes it a great place for people watching if you’re lucky enough to get a seat. Queues can be long in high season.
Located close to Bodnant Garden in the beautiful Conwy Valley, Bodnant Welsh Food attracts visitors from far and wide for its well-stocked farm shop, cookery school and wine cellar as well as its outstanding restaurant and tea room. The Furnace Tea Room offers peckish visitors a fine selection of homemade soups and sandwiches, fresh-off-the-griddle Welsh cakes, beautiful sponge cakes and scones. Nominated by BBC Good Food Magazine as the UK’s No. 1 farm shop in 2014, the excellent Bodnant Welsh Food Centre is a wonderful place to stock up your holiday larder whilst you’re there.
This wonderful creative arts centre and café is set amid beautiful Snowdonia landscapes in the small mountain village of Brynrefail, near Llanberis. Much of the food on offer comes from the kitchen garden, and there is an emphasis on seasonal, organic and fair trade produce. The breakfast menu is excellent with a huge variety of delicious options. For lunch there’s a good selection of soups, sandwiches, salad platters and hot baguettes. The café is licensed and has a good beer and wine menu. Last orders for everything is at 4pm. Tel. 01286 685500.
It’s no wonder that this restaurant features in the major food guides. Local seafood, lamb & beef from the local butcher, dry-cured bacon from the Llyn Peninsula, an extensive wine list....the list goes on. All carefully prepared and presented in this 400 year old building.
This dear little cafe tucked away in the square is the hub of the town. The lovely Freya will offer you a warm welcome and delicious food (our personal recommendations are the homemade quiche – made fresh each morning, followed by one of Freya’s delicious scones).
Pete’s Eats is a bit of a Llanberis institution – the high street café has been nourishing walkers and climbers in Snowdonia since 1978. Expect hearty portions of home-cooked favourites like curries, lasagne, casseroles, pies, fish and chips and burgers. Lots of vegetarian options available and – if you’ve still got room after the infamously generous main courses – some classic puds like sticky toffee pudding and apple pie. Expect a welcoming atmosphere, pint mugs of tea and a brilliant jukebox. Tel. 01286 870 117.
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