The Talyllyn is a preserved narrow gauge railway in Mid Wales. Most people have driven quite a distance to get there so the cafe is an important first stop. It is a large room off the shop and next to the very good museum. There is a small counter to place orders which are then delivered to your table. It opens at 9am well before the first train for those wanting a cooked breakfast. This looked and smelt very good and was a large plateful.
Having eaten a large breakfast we were tempted by the cakes. There was a good choice with chocolate fudge cake, coffee and walnut cake, lemon drizzle cake, rocky road, Welsh cakes and millionaires shortbread.
Daughter and I chose the coffee and walnut cake which was a moist sponge with a good coffee flavour, butter icing filling and water icing on top. It was as good as it looked. Son in law and the two grandsons chose chocolate cake. This was rich, moist and very chocolatey. The boys demolished their piece and then proceeded to eat most of Daddy’s.
Portion sizes were generous and with three cups of tea this came to £13.60 which I felt was good value. Staff were pleasant, service was quick and the surroundings nice.
The cafe does a range of hot meals between 12-3pm and Sunday lunches are popular. The full menu can be downloaded “here.”:http://www.talyllyn.co.uk/refreshments
For those wanting a drink, there is a small bar with a range of hand pumps.