A CAFE in the heart of Eryri will sadly close its doors for good in January. 

For the past 12 years, Moel Siabod Cafe in Capel Curig has acted as the perfect place for hikers, climbers, cyclists and families to refuel. 

Owners took to social media to announce that the cafe will cease to open from Monday, January 8 2024. 

The statement on the Moel Siabod Cafe Facebook page said: "It is with deep regret and sadness we have to announce that The Moel Siabod Cafe, in Capel Curig, will cease to open from Monday, January 8 2024. This decision is based on unresolvable issues which means we won't be renewing our lease.

"We know that 'The Siabod' will be very sorely missed and feel that to remove it from the outdoor community, which we feel very much a part of, has been the hardest part of us making this decision. We simply feel we must honour our self-respect and move on. We would like to give all of our customers and indeed many very good friends a very sincere and deep thank you for helping us to help you as best we could, there are simply too many great people amongst you to thank personally. It has been a truly memorable last 12 years making all the hard work exceptionally worthwhile.

"There is a glimmer of light for the coming months as we are seeking to secure alternative premises elsewhere in or around Snowdonia which will, we hope, allow some existing customers to use and enjoy in the years ahead.

"Of course, we must also thank all our team, Simona, Ady, Luca, Alan, Ellie and Emily and we hope that we can accommodate them in our plans for the future wherever possible if that suits them.

"We will be open as normal up to and including Sunday, January 7 2024 and hope to see as many familiar and friendly faces in the days and weeks ahead.

"Please keep an eye out for updates on our plans which we will post here as and when we can."

Hundreds of customers voiced their disappointment over the closure. 

One person said: "That is such a shame. It’s my most favourite cafe in the the whole of the UK. I hope you find somewhere else in Snowdonia. Thank you for everything."

Another posted: "So gutted to hear this. We absolutely loved your café and it was just the place to refuel before we carried on walking. Hope to visit you in your new place."

Another person said: "Thank you for feeding me and my family over the last 10 years. You are amazing and the very best cafe in North Wales. You will be missed."

Another wrote: "Sad to hear this. We love visiting you daily when we come to Snowdon. Hope to see you in new premises soon."


Moel Siabod Cafe took to Facebook again on October 19.

They said: "To say we are totally overwhelmed by all the comments we have received to yesterday's post would be a massive understatement, literally they have brought tears to our eyes, a very sincere thank you to you all.

"Please rest assured that we will consider any suggestions made and that we will have something in place as soon as we possibly can.

"Your support is wonderful, from all the team at Siabod Cafe."