Saturday, 8 August 2015

Eat And Drink Between Trains

If you travel to or from Ceredigion by train, chances are you might stop off at Shrewsbury on the Welsh border. If your trip covers the girth of Wales, east to west, then you may also be at the other end of the line, Aberystwyth. Well, if you get hungry while waiting for a train then there are some great veggie/vegan cafe options. It may even be worth catching a later train in exchange for a treat at either of these!

Optimum Joy - tasty vegan breakfast special, coffee, 
and chocolate cake

Shrewsbury - Optimum Joy
A cafe with a relaxing ambience. All food is vegan, with lots of tasty options - breakfasts, lunch time meals, cakes and treats, teas and coffees, and lots of other things. Various holistic treatments upstairs. Website / Facebook

Crimson Rhino - burger, guacamole, potato wedges,
socca pizza, smoothie and the obligatory slice of chocolate cake
(well, when I am eating out it is obligatory!)

Aberystwyth - Crimson Rhino
Featured in the past, check their Facebook page for details. Smoothies, teas and coffees, cakes, soups, ciabattas, sandwiches, socca pizza, burgers - always a bewildering and lovely choice.

Of course, other places with train stations often have lovely veggie/vegan cafes. We'll start the ball rolling with two.

Some Quarry Cafe salads

Machynlleth - Quarry Cafe
You may well change trains here if you're going to head to north Wales. If so, this well-established veggie cafe is well worth a visit. Soups, salads, burgers, breakfasts, baked potatoes, cakes... Website / Facebook.

Carmarthen - Waverly Stores
Head through the health shop and you'll find a cosy, traditional veggie cafe at the back, serving wholesome and tasty meals and drinks. WebsiteFacebook. (Yes, outside of Ceredigion, but if you want to catch a train to South Wales from Ceredigion then you'll probably catch it here).

Any places with train stations we've missed?

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