Seaview – Borth y Gest, Porthmadog

24/02/2020 by

After a lovely, brisk walk on Black Rock sands we decided to pop over to see if any of the lovely coffee shops at  Borth y Gest were open.  We parked up in the village car park only to be amused by an old Volvo hearse converted in to a people carrier, dear wife couldn’t stop laughing. Mind you a big sign ‘The Fun Bus’ taking up most of the back window was quite funny. It was also a peculiar site watching two elderly ladies making their way to the back to sit down and belt up for their journey ahead, giving me some ideas for a future campervan…….

Just opposite the car park you notice the delightful Seaview Coffee shop & Lounge with its array of lovely wicker chairs outside. I must applaud owners such as, making a consented  effort on a dreary day in February to open and make the place look and feel so welcoming. We left Nel and Sali in the pickup but after realising the dogs would have been more than welcomed inside as well as out.

Upon entering we noticed two or three tables full  of a good healthy mix of  ages enjoying what was mostly cake, cake and more cake along with some coffee, even a chap enjoying a rather large brandy with his cake, rather a civilized concept I thought. As we neared the counter a lovely lady invited us to make ourselves comfortable and she would pop over to see what we fancied. I had my usual ‘Flat white’ and before you say anything, I have been a fan of the flat white far before they became super trendy – I blame McDonald for that, the good wife had her usual  Latte.

The biggest problem we had with this little gem of a place was the exuberant amount of cakes that they had on display, must have been a choice of  at least 10, freshly baked of various types and form. Home made scones, bara brith , red velvet cake … by this time I had lost interest as my eye had been drawn to the superbly sounding  courgette and avacado cake with a lime frosting, heaven here we come. On the plus side , it must have counted as one of my five a day with all that fruit and veg in it. I did think of a small brandy but the good wife’s face implied otherwise. One healthy portion fed both of us, and was it worth it I hear you say, well it certainly was, delicious is an understatement.

I quickly passed my eyes over  the menu whilst enjoying my coffee,  they had some divine breakfast options as well as some lovely lighter choices for lunch, nice selection of wines. I cannot think of a nicer place to sit on a sunny afternoon sharing a nice bottle of something whilst enjoying the view, I might just have to return.

We settled the bill which was just over nine pounds, superb value and said our goodbys. If ever you are passing, be it for a coffee, a bite to eat or just an ice cream , certainly worth a gander.


bye for now  xx



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