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Bryn Peris | Fachwen, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 3HB, Wales
+44 1286 871979
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Wed 10:00 - 15:00
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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Whilst strolling around llanberis today we decided to follow a route we didn't know as an adventure well we alkyd for a while and happened to stumble across a sign telling us there was various cakes and drinks for sale so we walked down into a nice pleasant outside seating area. As we had the dog we decided to sit... More 

1 Thank Nicola422
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

What a great location and great food and drink served by friendly staff, definitely wort s walk around lake padarn , probably the best cafe in llanberis

Thank briankLiverpool
Reading, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

I'd read the reviews, so we were looking forward to a pit-stop here while walking the lake-side path on a Sunday in June. We found the caffi was closed - attached are the opening hours as posted outside. Also, the map location shown on the TA listing is completely wrong. The Caffi is in Fachwen, which is on the north... More 

Thank RichieRock
West Kirby, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic cafe . It is always a joy to stop here for coffee or lunch when walking round Padarn. This time we had lunch - the most delicious soup with a cheese scone .

1 Thank Mary R
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

We had no real plans for our family day out today (other than to pick something up over Llanberis way.) but we had packed a picnic and decided to look around Llyn Padarn. We started on what turned out to be the circular walk and about a third of the way in after quite a climb there came a heavenly... More 

1 Thank Alix H
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

We did a circular walk around the lake and stopped at this little cafe that overlooks the lake , The patio has a great view of Mount Snowdon and makes great home-made cakes washed down with a lovely hot chocolate, next time I'm having one of the home-made soupso which looked fantastic. Great place to stop for a break

Thank briankLiverpool
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 May 2015

An absolute little gem, nestled in the woods on the opposite side (to Llanberis) of Lyn Padarn. Great friendly staff, dog friendly, bonus as it was throwing down and amazing homemade soup menu. There are other things on the menu, bacon baps, beans on toast etc, but the seven choices of homemade soups take some beating. I had the best... More 

Thank Wendy W
Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Much to my relief this wonderful little cafe was open on Bank Holiday Sunday as I was doing the walk round the lake. On the recommendation of one of the other diners I tried the bacon and lentil soup. It was delicious as was the cheese scone which accompanied it. Most importantly Poppy, the dog, was welcome and she can... More 

1 Thank Emma C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Found this cafe, which is a charity run business helping adults with learning disabilities, while walking around the lake. The sun was shining and we sat on the terreace looking down the lake towards Llanberis, drinking tea and eating cake. The perfect stop on a five/six mile walk! If we'd known it was there would have planned alate breakfast or... More 

2 Thank FHMumof2
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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

If you visit Llanberis, and especially if you walk round the lake (which is well worth doing for the magnifcent views) you MUST stop at this little social enterprise cafe hidden above the lake in the woods. The views are stunning (it has tables outside) and the food homemade by the wonderful Sally is delicious. Soups, scones, cakes etc, you... More 

Thank SeahorseWales

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Cafe, British, Soups, Welsh
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bryn Peris | Fachwen, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 3HB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Llanberis
  • Phone Number: +44 1286 871979
This is where Menter Fachwen originated. Originally a derelict cottaged called Bryn Peris, it is located within 10 acres of land in Fachwen on the edge of Snowdonia. It has now been transformed into a seasonal cafe serving homemade cream teas and light snacks. Its main customers are those walking through the forests of Fachwen or those who have taken a ride on the Llanberis Lake Railway; which stops at the bottom of Padarn Cafe's site.

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