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M4, Junction 32; 2 minutes


Mon 8am–1pm 
Wed–Fri 9am–6pm 
Sat 9am–5pm  
Sun 9am–4pm 

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    Dog friendly

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    Disabled access

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    Free WiFi for visitors

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    Vegetarian or vegan options

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    Gluten-free options

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    Recycling/sustainability practices


Just off the motorway in the shadow of the fairytale Castell Coch, plan2ride is a pit-stop café on the edge of Fforest Fawr, which draws hikers, bikers and walkers to it like moths to a flame. Although born of cycling enthusiasts – they offer advice on local routes and a bike
tune-up, and sell cycling-themed gifts and kit – the warm welcome is extended to all. You’d barely know it was once a garage. White walls, grey floors and open beams make it feel airy, and large patio doors from the small café give way to a sun-trap courtyard.
It’s primarily a coffee and snack stop. Coffee is smooth, made with South American beans roasted in Caerphilly; teas are varied and smoothies freshly made. Locally baked cakes and pastries are enticing – from pear and chocolate to rhubarb and cinnamon, and rocky road. Gluten-free options are readily available. plan2ride is 100% powered by renewable energy
and is committed to reusing or recycling every scrap of waste it produces

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51 Merthyr Road,
CF15 7LG
Tel - 029 20 810868
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