Waterfalls Cafe, located in Ystradfellte Church Hall, will be serving up a host of tasty treats over the summer period sure to tickle the taste buds of those visiting the nearby Waterfalls Country.
The cafe, which opens on Friday, July 20, offers delicious sandwiches, salads, cakes, soups and other hot meals to replenish the appetite of anyone making a trip to the stunning waterfalls area, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC).
Ystradfellte Church Hall carried out refurbishment works in recent years thanks to funding from the Welsh Government. The venue, situated around a mile from the waterfalls visitor car parks at Gwaun Hepste and Cwm Porth, now provides the perfect welcome for visitors.
Part of the funds raised through the Waterfalls Cafe venture will go directly to the Ystradfellte Church Hall. The eatery will be open for a six week period, but closed on Mondays with the exception of Bank Holidays.
Liz Jenkins, Chairman of Ystradfellte Church Hall management committee, said: “We had always planned to run a cafe here because we think this is a great opportunity for tourists to eat locally and learn more about what this area has to offer. There are thousands of people who visit the waterfalls every year but in the past the village has never benefited from them. This is a great way of us using tourism to keep this community hall sustainable.”
Volunteer Trish Fretten, added: “As far as possible all the ingredients are locally sourced, and our menu also includes vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options. The cakes are baked by people living in the village; the bread is made on site and everything is made with top quality ingredients including flour from Talgarth Mill, even the eggs are laid locally.
“What’s also great is that it gives the village’s residents a great place to meet and eat, and this venture is creating five jobs for local people too.”
Julie James, Chairman of Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority said: “I applaud this initiative and I wish the organisers well. I’m sure the cafe will be a huge hit and an extra treat for those visiting beautiful Waterfalls Country, as well as those living locally.”
Waterfalls Cafe will be officially opened by Lady Large, Powys High Sherriff, at 11am on Friday, July 20. For information or to browse a sample menu visit www.waterfallscafe.co.uk.