Cafe

Our philosophy is to only serve a few seasonal meals each day, along with a selection of cakes and desserts made by us. Vegetarian food features in equal measures to meat based dishes,  using the most local and most ethically reared meat available and we try hard to cater for those with gluten free or dairy free diets. By keeping our menu short,  it avoids the need to buy in pre-made produce and are proud that our meals and cakes are made by us,  in-house, and from scratch.  We do buy a small selection of ingredients,  such as gluten free bread rolls and quality prepared mayonnaise, jams and conserves. We also partner with La Patisserie and Lampeter Organics for bread and Mary’s Welsh Farmhouse for ice-cream with nothing artificial added; but we will never use cakes or meals produced in an industrial kitchen – we just don’t think it’s what our customers want.   This also means that availability varies and we sometimes have to make last minute changes to our menu,  so please ring us if you would like to know what’s on offer on any particular day,  especially if you are interested in vegan, gluten free or dairy free dishes.  Here’s a sample lunch menu which we’ll update from time to time, and Like us on Facebook  or follow us on Twitter to get updates on seasonal specials and new cakes.

When the Welsh sun does make an appearance,  make the most of our quiet outdoor seating area,  overlooking the garden and make sure you bring the family. Its set up to be as family, pushchair and wheelchair friendly as our ancient building allows,  with some simple toys and drawing materials to keep little ones amused,  some highchairs on hand and baby changing facilities available in our disabled-access toilet.

Cafe is closed on Tuesdays and Sundays

sample menu

Welsh Beef Brisket – pulled Welsh Beef Brisket in our rich and tangy sauce,  in a homemade potato-dough bread roll with fresh coleslaw and salad – £8.95

Sweet Potato Hash – with cayenne pepper,  mint yogurt dip,  fried egg and choice of bread – £7.50

New potato,  caramelised onion and Perl Wen Quiche of spelt & olive oil pastry, served with side salad,   bread and a Romesco dipping sauce of garlic, almonds and red pepper £7.95

Brocolli & Almond Soup, with choice of bread £4.95

Mackerel Pate – house pickled cucumber, granary toast, side salad £7.25

Black Mountain Smokery Duck Breast Salad – with redcurrants,  broccoli, hazelnuts and giant cous-cous £7.95

Caramelised Red Onion and Welsh Cheddar grilled open sandwich on Lampeter Organics sourdough loaf with side salad £7.25

Pea & Mint Fritter Stack – with edamame bean salsa, feta cream and halloumi £8.50

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Pair of Homemade Crumpets

Welsh strawberry and champagne jam, apricot jam, or Welsh honey £4.45

Welsh Bacon, Spinach, Parmesan £6.95

Black Mountain Smokery Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Egg – £7.95

Welsh Rarebit & Old Printing Office Blackberry Ketchup – £5.95

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Welsh Apple & Blackberry Cake £3.25

Pear & ginger frangipane tart,  served warm with cream or ice cream £4.50

Butternut Squash, Spelt, Apricot Cake with mascarpone and orange frosting £2.95

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Children’s meals £4.75

All with homemade popcorn, carrot sticks & scoop of  ice cream for pudding 

Mini Hot Dog & tomato ketchup

Fish Finger Sandwich

Mini portion of pea fritters,  sour cream dip

Cream Cheese & cucumber sandwich