Alpine Coffee Shop and Gallery

Overall rating: 3.5 stars 7 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. Little chunk of eclectic fun situated right in front of the Betws-y-Coed train station. The building is adorned with vines on the walls. Cleary maked vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free items. Teas and coffees. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, Western, Take-out, Non-veg
Station Approach
Betws-y-coed, Wales LL24 0AE
01690-710747

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  • Outdoor seating
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First Review by mitzi
mavd20
mavd20
  • vegan
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+24

Great find in an unlikely place

4
Posted on 12 / 06 / 2014

I was visiting the station as part of a work project and was expecting to have to have chips or another vegan fallback during my lunch break, so was very pleased to see "vegan options" written on the Alpine's board!
I had a really nice and filling all-day vegan breakfast for £6.50, and they had half a page in the menu entitled "vegan options", as well as a vegan cake on the coffee counter.

Pros: Lucky find in a tourist area, Good food
Cons: A tad expensive
alia_801
alia_801
  • vegan
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+53

Caketastic!

4
Posted on 10 / 23 / 2013

Large selection of cakes, including several vegan cakes and at least four types of vegan flapjack. Freshly squeezed orange juice went well with the cakes. There's a nice view of the train station too, so you can watch the kids riding the miniature train :) Staff were friendly and helpful.

Pros: Lots of choice of vegan cakes, Reasonably priced
Stevie
Stevie
  • vegan
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+2420

Alpine, Betws y Coed

3
Posted on 09 / 03 / 2013

This place isn't all vego but is vegan friendly and seems to be the best (only) such choice in betws at present. I had a very nice carrot and orange soup with some bread and a soya latte as a coffee. Both were great and not over priced. I really liked the staff who worked here who were good when shooting the breeze.

I would defo rate this place higher if it was all vego.

Pros: Vegan friendly, Nice staff
Cons: Not 100% vego

grahamrsimms
grahamrsimms
  • vegan
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+28

Very happy to unexpectedly find this place

4
Posted on 08 / 09 / 2013

I was rather excited to find this place whilst camping near to Betws y coed recently. As a vegan it's very rare to find vegan items on a menu but there was a selection and the food was good and the service was friendly if a little slow. There was not only a special vegan section on the menu but a range of vegan cakes and biscuits available.

Pros: Vegan section on menu, Pleasant environment
Cons: Slow service, Wasps!
The Humble Servant
The Humble Servant
  • vegetarian
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+27

NOT BAD FOR LOCAL AREA - BUT COULD BE GREAT!

2
Posted on 01 / 10 / 2011

Firstly, not used this cafe for a year or so, but round here, things don't often change much! In a glorious village, in the heart of Snowdonia, a mecca for coach parties, and busy almost all year, this cafe stands out as one of the very few that offers a genuine vegetarian alternative to fish, chips, and dead cows on plates! When we first visited some years ago, it offered a substantial vegetarian biased choice, with even larger portions, and fabulous take-out sandwiches. It also offered a wide choice of flavoured coffees, and I think it still does? On our last couple of visits, the veg choice seemed less, the portions were smaller, and the preponderance of teenage staff made one wonder whether vegetarian principles were being adhered to in the kitchen?
Last time we ordered take-out sandwiches, they were still good, and if you can bag yourself a seat in the conservatory overlooking the miniature train running around on the opposite platform,(Summer only), we think you will enjoy the experience! This cafe is crying out to be vegetarian only, but don't think it's likely!

Pros: Reasonable veggy selection, Cute location when quiet, Take out Sandwiches good
Cons: Portions seem smaller, Less veg choice than before, Staff trained in veggy ethos?
MrFalafel
MrFalafel
  • vegan
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+128

Great vegan breakfasts and packed lunches too

4
Posted on 12 / 13 / 2010

I've been coming here for Sunday breakfast a couple of times a month for the last year. I love it. Having the dedicated vegan / veggie menu is such a treat in this part of the world. They will make you a fantastic sandwich to take with you on your hike in the hills as well.

Pros: vegan menu, lovely location, fry up!
Cons: omni menu, can be busy with tourists, gotta use the public loo as none on site
mitzi
mitzi
  • vegan
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+31

Not Bad

3
Posted on 02 / 06 / 2010

It was nice to see more than one vegan choice, but I thought the meal I ordered was a little expensive, and it came with a very oily potato filler. Cash only.



 

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