Unique in every sense

Few cafes are situated on the edge of a cliff, but none - besides us - is perched high above the Irish sea, commanding the spectacular views that, on rare days, allow visitors to see the four realms of the United Kingdom: Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and - of course - Wales itself.



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History of the cafe

When it was built, how it's changed and the major events that shaped its existence.

Our friends - from all over the world

See just how far some folk have travelled to visit Llandudno

Photo Gallery

Old photos, postcards and posters of Llandudno and the Great Orme, many dating back to the 19th C


Our diary of special events for the coming 12 months

Finding us

Where we are and how to reach us

Useful links

Tourist information, local attractions and a whole lot more


Cliff top cuppa


The site

We've designed this site to help you relive the warm memories of visiting Llandudno, to provide useful links to local amenities and services and to act - partly - as a historical document. Our Photo Gallery (see right) has more than 2000 images, some of which date back to the 1860s. We'd like to acknowledge the help given by the Three Towns Forum and David Roberts in compiling the gallery. If you enjoy it, please leave a comment in our virtual visitor book.

A welcome break

for weary walkers or simply a great place to stop, admire the views and sample one of our legendary toasted teacakes, the Rest and Be Thankful Cafe has been in existence for over 100 years, although the original building is no longer here. Situated half way round the Marine Drive, we're a small eating place which offers the finest and most stunning views in North Wales. Perched more than four hundred feet above sea level on the limestone cliffs, this delightful respite from an arduous five mile walk around the Marine Drive welcomes visitors with its own unusual charm.


As well as serving the exhausted rambler with rolls, cakes, drinks, ice creams and many other delightful treats, the Cafe also acts as an information centre for the Orme and maintains a large range of photograph albums in addition to specialist publications on the Caves of the Orme, Myths and magic and many other areas of interest, all written by local folk.