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CAT Vegetarian Cafe at Centre For Alternative Technology

Address

Llwyngwern Quarry
Pantperthog
Machynlleth
Powys
SY20 9AZ

Contact Details

Tel: 01654 705950
Treat yourself at CAT with a delicious meal, baked treats, barista coffee and a wide selection of hot and cold beverages at CAT's vegetarian café.

The restaurant sources local, organic and Fair Trade produce to offer appetising vegetarian dishes, light snacks and delicious home-made cakes. Here you can regularly savour fresh salad grown in CAT's own smallholding. There are also a selection of organic wines, beers and soft drinks for you to enjoy.

Restaurant Opening Hours: every day in the summer holidays from 10am to 4:30pm serving hot food from 12pm-3pm and drinks and snacks all day.

There are picnic tables around the site where you can enjoy food made at the Centre or your own packed lunch.

Snacks and drinks are also available in the shop and, at peak times, from the refreshment kiosk close to the cliff-railway. For further information visit: https://www.cat.org.uk/come-to-cat/visiting/plan-your-visit/cafe/

Directions

CAT is currently open for pre-booked tickets only. To book, please visit www.cat.org.uk/book
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The Centre for Alternative technology is ideally situated right in the heart of Mid Wales, just two hours by train from Birmingham International Airport and Train Station.

CAT is located three miles north of Machynlleth on the A487, look out for the brown signs.

By Public Transport
Travel Planner - https://www.traveline.cymru/

Bus services run from Machynlleth and other major towns. The T2 runs regular routes from Aberystwyth to Bangor. The T2 also passes the centre as well. It's worth looking online if you're planning to travel by bus and ask the driver about the best place to alight for the centre.

National Cycle Network Route 8 passes via CAT's entrance and the road from Mach to CAT is quiet and safe (see map above).

Trains are frequent and it doesn't take long to get from the Midlands to Machynlleth

By Car:
Free car parking at Visitor Centre.
EV Car Charging point: Free to Cat Visitors - notify reception on arrival and they will assist you with the charging facilities.

Prices and opening

Free entry
Open all the time. The restaurant is open every day in the summer holidays from 10am to 4:30pm serving hot food from 12pm-3pm and drinks and snacks all day.

Opening details

Season DatesOpening Hours
NotesThe restaurant is open every day in the summer holidays from 10am to 4:30pm serving hot food from 12pm-3pm and drinks and snacks all day.