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Y Crochan cafe

Y Crochan cafe

A delicious selection of freshly prepared food and drink is available all day.
Y Crochan cafe

Cafe, free entry

SY20 9RF




Y Crochan cafe uses delicious local produce across the all-day menu whenever possible. Enjoy freshly ground morning coffee (the coffee beans are expertly roasted by the Baristas at Zealots Coffee in North Wales) tea, hot chocolate or a cold drink with a great selection of locally baked cakes and biscuits. There’s an all day Breakfast bap menu too, choose from Welsh sausages, bacon, eggs and mushrooms or enjoy a tasty fully loaded breakfast bap with all four fillings.

The delicious lunch menu includes the popular selection of Welsh Rarebits where a traditional Welsh recipe is used. Choose from a traditional Welsh Rarebit or add a tasty topping including bacon, garlic mushrooms and hot Welsh mustard. This year’s brand new burger menu has a range of steak burgers, lamb, sausage and vegan burgers, all served on a sourdough beer bap. Other options include Y Crochan made soup, Welsh Lamb cawl, Freshly Baked Pie with Mash Potato and Coleslaw, a range of jacket potatoes, hot and cold pasties and freshly cooked pasta dishes.

Enjoy afternoon tea with freshly baked Y Crochan scones and Bara Brith. A range of speciality teas and traditional teas (freshly ground coffee or choose from a range of cold drinks if you prefer) are available.
Tell the staff about any food allergies or special diets, they will be able to cater for your needs.
There is free WIFI with seating available indoors and outdoors.

Linked via an archway from Y Crochan cafe is Bwtri y Crochan - a Welsh food and drink shop where you'll find the shelves stocked with jams, preserves, tea, coffee, ciders, beers, wine, spirits, liqueurs, cheeses, honey, eggs, biscuits, cakes and much more all of which has been grown, reared or produced in Wales, much by local artisan producers.


Y Crochan Cafe is at the centre of the Corris Craft Centre which is home to 9 independent craft studios and the resident designer-makers. Crafts handmade at the centre include traditional wooden toys, celtic and contemporary jewellery, pottery and smoking dragons, hand carved candles, handmade chocolates, natural forest furniture, flamework & glass sculptures, Welsh wool and leather products and award winning artisan gin.

See many of the crafts being made and discover the inspiration behind the unique handcrafted designs.
Many of the studios welcome private commission work and some of the studios offer the chance for hands-on and fun crafting activities including pottery painting, chocolate making and furniture building workshops.

Right next to Y Crochan cafe is King Arthur's Labyrinth where you sail by boat and through the magical veil of an underground waterfall into a mythical world of storytelling with dragons, giants, fierce battles and the legendary King Arthur. The stories unfold with dramatic scenes, light and sound.

Also right next to Y Crochan cafe, Corris Mine Explorers is Winner of a 2021 Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice award and Best Experience / Activity in Mid Wales 2019/20. Corris Mine Explorers offers underground explorations into the secret abandoned workings of the old Braich Goch slate mine. Worked from 1836 to 1970 when the miners left and the door creaked shut leaving a virtual time capsule which you can now explore.

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Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsElectric car charging point

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Y Crochan cafe and Bwtri y Crochan are now open daily from 10am to 5pm until 31st October 20121.


Free entry


SY20 9RF

Location and nearby places


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Map reference: SH 753076  Lat: 52.65403 Long: -3.84953


Situated at the Corris Craft Centre on the main A487 road between Dolgellau and Machynlleth. There are direct trains from Birmingham to Machynlleth every two hours.There are regular buses from Aberystwyth, Dolgellau and Machynlleth: X27 and T2 stop right outside the attraction and 34 stops in the village of Corris. Sustrans Cycle Route 8 passes nearby. Please don't use our postcode in your satnav it misdirects you up a mountain track. Please use Corris Craft Centre. What3Words: ///

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Machynlleth station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesRamp


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit
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