Here in the Brecon Beacons we seem to welcome new businesses every year which means there’s always somewhere different to try…
Our national park has a wealth of fabulous cafes and we thought it’s about time we update our Cafe Guide for summer 2014!
Out of our selected fifteen there may even be some you’ve never heard of!
1. The Old Printing Office, Llandovery – hidden behind a gift shop full of treasures, pull up a chair and enjoy the homemade cakes after some hard browsing.
2. Myddfai Community Hall & Tearooms - a real community enterprise this little coffee shop is run by local volunteers
3. Tipple ‘n’ Tiffin, Theatr Brycheiniog – looking over the canal this is the perfect place to relax with a cuppa (or indeed a glass of cold wine!)
4. The Old School Tearooms, Defynnog - let the kids enjoy the indoor play area whilst you sink into the comfy sofas in the reading room
5. The Tower Cafe, Brecon - for something a little different, here you will be sipping away on fantastic coffee inside a church!
6. National Park Visitor Centre & Tea Rooms, Libanus - find out everything you need to know about the Brecon Beacons then stock up on treats from the cafe for your exploring.
7. Cafe Chameleon, Ystradgynlais - a brand new arty cafe with a creative buzz
8. The Granary, Hay-on-Wye - in the heart of the famous book town, their homemade soups are to die for and grab a table outside in the sun if you can
9. Penygawse Tea Rooms, Llandovery – from Kenyan teas to Double Espressos the staff at this Victorian tearoom are coffee experts
10. The Honey Cafe, Bronllys – a great choice for lunch or dinner with texmex by night and wonderful teas by day
11. Trecastle Tea Rooms – friendly staff and a warm atmosphere means tea here feels like home
12. Changing Seasons Cafe, Craig y Nos Country Park - popular with day trippers from the Swansea Valley and great for a walk around the park
13. Telegraph Inn – this cosy cafe is proudly ‘cyclist friendly’ but the staff go out of their way to make every guest feel welcome
14. Bijou Cafe, Brecon – this traditional shop is situated in an historic alley way, dotted with tea lights and a stylish interior it’s a very special place to unwind
15. Cafe Braz, Llandeilo - this fully licensed bistro offer breakfast, lunch and dinner with excellent coffee and tipples too (depending on the day you’ve had!)
But don’t forget the old favourites: Talgarth Mill for baked goods using their own flour, Number 18 for a gossip, Booths and The Hours for browsing the book shelves, The River Cafe for its beautiful setting on the river and many more from our 2o12 Guide!