THE operators of a cafe in the heart of Eryri which revealed it was closing has found new a new venue. 

Moel Siabod Cafe in Capel Curig, which has been running for 12 years, has become a favourite with hikers, climbers, cyclists and families.

Operators, Paul, Dorina and Gaby, took to social media in October to announce that the cafe would be closing on Monday, January 8. This was due to "unresolvable issues" which meant they were unable to renew their lease.

They posted at the time: "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."

Taking to Facebook on Thursday, November 16 with more positive news, Moel Siabod Cafe said: "We are now delighted to be able to confirm the next step of our moving forward. Working with Tom and Jane Carey-Evans (proprietors of the Eisteddafa Fishery, Pentrefelin, Criccieth) we will soon be taking over the running of their Fisheries Cafe.

"We are really excited about this new venture which is in an idyllic location with outstanding views over the Fisheries' lakes & beyond to the Hebogs' as well as the iconic climbers destination of Tremadog Rocks.

"More details will follow over the coming weeks."


After posting their decision to close in October, operators began exploring options so they could continue serving customers. 

They posted earlier this month: "Shortly after we'd posted our decision to close we were contacted by Jill from Cobden's. The next day Paul and Jill began to explore any options that might allow us to continue some level of service to our customers within Capel Curig.

"We are now delighted to announce that we have reached an agreement with Jill to site our Burger van at Cobden's for at least the first four months of 2024 where customers will also have access to a covered seating area in Cobden's legendary rear bar, note no alcohol available but a trip down memory lane for many.

"We hope, with your continued support, that this new venture will be successful and that we can make it a more permanent arrangement for the future."