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North Wales provides the perfect base for many fantastic days out, activities and scenic walks through nature, countryside and along stunning coastline. After spending a leisurely afternoon in the great outdoors, what better way to feed your appetite than with lunch at a delightful café? Here are 10 of our favourite eateries for light bites, afternoon teas and more across North Wales.
Situated within the grounds of popular Loggerheads Country Park, Caffi Florence provides visitors of the park with a place to recharge and refuel after a scenic and brisk walk in the countryside. Visitors to the café will find a selection of Fair Trade as well as locally sourced quality ingredients. Enjoy cooked breakfasts, homemade soups, sandwiches made with freshly baked bread and afternoon tea, all at very reasonable prices. The café also produces its own jams, chutneys and sauces and tries to source its ingredients as ethically as possible. During the winter time, they offer cookery workshops for customers to take part in, where you can learn to cook like a professional.
A modest establishment, Denbigh Chocolate Shop often has chocolate adoring fans queuing outside the door to sample its delicious range of chocolatey goodness. From delicate individually decorated chocolates, to extravagant chocolate drinks covered in cream and delicious treats, to fantastic gifts for friends and loved ones, you will truly be in chocolate heaven with a visit to Denbigh. It’s not just chocolate on the menu, as the name would suggest, they also have an excellent range of sandwiches, teas, coffees and wonderful afternoon tea options to choose from.
Part of the large Plassey holiday Park complex, the Plassey Stables coffee shop is a family run establishment housed in the converted stable area of the original farm buildings. Open all year round to holiday makers and visitors alike, you can expect to find plenty to tempt the taste buds. Expect to find delightful snacks and light lunch options, including freshly prepared sandwiches and toasties, a great selection of homemade cakes, savoury pasties and pasta dishes. There is a lovely patio area outside to sit and admire your surroundings during the warmer months.
Don’t let the name put you off, the Ugly House is actually located in a beautiful building surrounded by forests bursting with nature. Whilst visiting the cafe, you can go on a lovely walk admiring the breath-taking views around the building, working up an appetite for some delicious treats. The upstairs of the café, known as The Bee Room, is decorated in a honeypot theme and is a place where you can educate yourself about these fascinating winged creatures.
The food served at Ugly House is fresh and seasonal. Fish cakes, scotch eggs, seasonal soups and a variety of quiches are freshly made each morning to accompany salads, sandwiches and homemade cakes. Their scones are baked throughout the day and are warm from the oven when served.
As the name suggests, this Bangor establishment was set up to educate and allow locals and visitors alike to sample and enjoy the best craft produce Belgium has to offer.
Specialising in beers, handmade artisan chocolates made with 100% cocoa butter, plus a selection of sweets and sauces. Made with love, care and precision, enjoy a true experience when visiting ‘Brussels. There is a great selection of packaged gifts that would make for unique and thoughtful presents for loved ones.
This family run business set in the heart of Caernarfon specialises in artisan ice cream and homemade Dutch pancakes. When the property was bought and renovated by its current owners back in 2013, they found a Dragon whilst cleaning out the cellar, who they named Idris. He is the inspiration behind one of our signature ice creams, “Dragon”, made with dragon fruit.
Wherever possible, local organic ingredients are offered and the pancakes are made using eggs purchased from nearby Tredaffyd Farm. The pancake range is extensive and delicious, including sweet & savoury options, vegetarian and gluten free for those with specific dietary requirements. Their artisan ice cream is made daily, with Welsh cream and full milk. There are 16 flavours to choose from and these are changed weekly to include seasonal flavours and award winning frozen yoghurts and sorbets.
Deli Fine is a tempting delicatessen filled with delicious fine foods, using the finest produce sourced both locally and from across Europe. Relax in a friendly atmosphere and enjoy a speciality tea or coffee and a slice of delicious home-made cake. The menu also features a range of hot and cold sandwiches, savoury pies, sausage rolls, homemade quiches and many more pastry-filled delights.
If you’re in a hurry, you can also opt to take away a freshly prepared sandwich or other treats, which you can enjoy at a more convenient time. The menu changes regularly, so there is always a fresh selection of culinary delights available to sample.
Truly Scrumptious is a unique vintage tearoom in Mold, with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. A traditional décor, expect to find vintage china teapots and teacups and embroidered tablecloths on tables. Their menu includes healthy cooked breakfasts, teacakes and crumpets, plus light lunches such as Welsh Rarebit, Baked Potatoes, omelettes paninis and homemade soups. There’s a selection of hot drinks including speciality teas and great quality coffee, plus flavoured milkshakes. They also carry an excellent selection of scrumptious homemade cakes and scones that will be too tempting to decline!
The Rabbit Hole café is a fantastic establishment set up by Aberconwy Mind to provide work experience and training for people who have experienced mental health problems. All profits made by the café are put back into the charity so that they can continue to provide valuable support to the trainees and volunteers.
The café believes that a healthy body means a healthy mind, therefore promoting healthy and nutritious food. There are vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options to cater for most dietary requirements and their produced is locally sourced. Their menu includes breakfast stacks, omelettes, hot & cold sandwiches, soups and burgers.
A very popular café in Bangor, 1815 serves freshly prepared food and has a menu of endless choice, guaranteed to offer something to suit everyone’s tastes. Serving mostly contemporary cuisine with Spanish influences, expect to enjoy light bites and tapas-style dishes, plus child-friendly options are available. There’s a great selection of appetising cakes and desserts to choose from and you can expect to see dishes such as bruschetta, Greek salad and lamb burgers, along with a great selection of tapas on the menu.
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