Sometimes the small cafes are the best!

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Review type

Things to do

Date of travel

October, 2022

Product name

Chompngo, 42 High Street, Lampeter, SA48 7BB Wales

Product country

United Kingdom

Product city


Travelled with

Solo traveller

Reasons for trip


We often see reviews of big restaurants but sometimes it is good to find an independent café that does a great job. About 12 miles from Aberaeron, Lampeter was originally a market town between Aberystwyth and Carmarthen. As we use public transport, the bus stop in the town centre is just near number 42 High Street.
They have been operating for around a year (since 2021), with a big floor space so plenty of room between tables. This visit was Sunday lunchtime so it was a bit of a surprise to find it open, although one customer was till tucking into a very big, cooked breakfast!
If I visit a new café, my preferred choice is a toasted teacake and a cappuccino coffee to judge the quality of what they offer. I was certainly not disappointed. Excellent presentation for such a simple order – a large teacake with two (yes two!) portions of apricot jam and a decent size coffee. The price was excellent at £4.90.
It is clearly popular with locals as several people came in while I was there, the freshly-baked cakes a definite favourite. I do not visit Lampeter very often, as it is not exactly a big tourist destination, but I will make a point of visiting Chompngo again. If you are looking for a more substantial Sunday lunch, the Black Lion hotel opposite the café is popular for its carvery which smells very inviting as you stroll past the door!


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