This is the Refreshment lady’s cafe in Rev Awdry’s ‘Skarloey stories’. It is in the same building as the shop with another room beyond with views of the platform. Down trains stop here for 30 minutes allowing passengers time for a refreshment break. Trains are often busy so you do need to be off quick to be at the front of the queue.
The menu is more restrictive than at King’s Cafe at Tywyn. The soup is a welcome warmer on cold days although is packet rather than homemade. The hot sausage rolls (£1.50) were a bit greasy and rather too salty for me. It had a good range of sandwiches (from £2.75) and baguettes (£3.35) and also does jacket potatoes from £4.50.
The cake selection included lemon drizzle cake, chocolate brownies, Welsh cakes, scones, rocky road and something called ‘caramel heaven’ which looked as if it might be a bit sickly.
This is a place most people pass through, serving fast food rather than the range of hot meals available at King’s Cafe. Service is good.