Located upstairs within the climbing centre, our café overlooks the climbing wall in one direction, and the Snowdonia Mountains in the other (see the image below to check out the view…). Lucky us!
While many a weary climber has appreciated a coffee and a cake while chatting through the moves on routes, Caffi Barcud isn’t for the sole use of our climbers, so feel free to pop in for a coffee whether you are climbing or not. Beacon can’t allow spectators in the climbing area, so if you’ve come with climbers but aren’t climbing yourself, you’ll have a very good excuse to have a sneaky coffee and cake while you wait!
Since reopening after the Covid-19 lockdown, we have extended our seating into our Lecture Room (when a little busier) which would normally be used for exercise classes, meetings, lectures and slide shows. For now, use of this room enables us to have more seating, and also more spaced seating. The room is airy with a panorama of windows overlooking the mountains, and we have provided a variety of seating options for whether you are on your own, in a couple or with the family. Due to the additional ventilation requirements right now, you may need to wear a jumper, but the welcome will be as warm as ever!
The more familiar areas of the café are also in use, but you will see the seating arrangements there have also been adjusted for the current circumstances.