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About Y Cyfnod Cafe&Bistro

Caffi'r Cyfnod is the oldest established cafe in Bala. At the beginning of the last century it was a newspaper shop. In the mid 1800's it become a chemist during the Second World War due to food rationing and it was also used for servicing bicycles.

After the war the cafe re-opened and since then has had many changes. It has also been made famous in various television programmes and is famous throughout Wales.

We want to welcome customers old and new to Cyfnod Cafe & Bistro to enjoy our selection of international food and selected wines.


What Our Customers say about us


“ Welcoming atmosphere, quality food, great wine and fantastic service. Just what Bala needs!! Highly recommended.”


“Pryd o fwyd fendigedig yn Y Cyfnod Bisto neithiwr ! Adnodd arbennig iawn yn Y Bala o'r diwedd. Excellent meal at the Cyfnod Bistro last night. The place was packed and yet the food was piping hot and of a very high quality.”


“Another great meal at Y Cyfnod. We're so happy to have this great restaurant on our high street. Lovely food, brilliant service, and we love the pavement tables!”


“We stayed in Bala for four days and had coffee and amazing Tiramisu in cafe Cyfnod every day! We also liked our salads and main courses. The cafe was really tastefully decorated and the dishes were thoughtfully presented making them even more appetising. The staff were attentive, and friendly.”

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