Riding on the crest of a wave in Pembrokeshire
Right on the edge of the far south-western corner of Wales, where the road ends and the beach begins is the charming little Wavecrest cafe, and we visited when it was a scorcher.
The cafe looks out onto the beach and sea, and on days like this one there’s seating outside too.
We chose to sit inside were it was almost full but still bright and summery too!
Mrs Foodie had her eye on the dressed crab (£11.25)…
While I settled on the fish chowder (£7.95)
Our food and drink
I wasn’t driving so had the Orchard Gold medium (£4.10) by Gwynt y Ddraig. It’s an award-winning Welsh cider with a real cider aroma and bright orange colour. It was crisp and dry but had a fair amount of sweetness too.
The Mrs, who was driving, settled on the homemade elderflower pressé (£4.90), a large jug garnished with sliced lemon and ice and designed to share so naturally I had some too!
Wavecrest Fish chowder (£7.95). Sometimes you just want something light because you’re not that hungry and soup seemed ideal, but when you’re by the sea and there’s seafood chowder on the menu, well, it seems the better choice but chowder can be really thick and filling – especially when it comes with four slices of crusty bread!
Served in a jug thus providing a few bowlfuls, this genuinely was full of everything it promised – chunks of salmon, cod & smoked haddock with potatoes, sweetcorn, leek and carrot. It was gloriously rich and creamy with plenty of fresh crusty bread on the side.
I couldn’t finish it actually, as we’d been to Cafe Môr for food only a couple of hours before, but luckily staff were able to put it in a disposable cup for me and I had the remainder with dinner that night!
Dressed crab (£11.25). Locally-caught and hand-picked the crab came dressed in its shell served with three slices of granary bread a salad of raw carrot, cous cous, sweetcorn, red pepper, cucumber, grapes and soya beans with crisps and homemade coleslaw. Dressed crab is one of Mrs Foodie’s favourite seafood dishes and this was a big plateful of simply lovely crab meat with plenty of other bits for texture, flavour and colour. A good summer’s dish and a big feed for lunchtime.
Shopping to go
They sell some tourist souvenirs plus bottles of the local Barti Ddu seaweed spiced rum which we’d sampled earlier that day at Cafe Môr so made sure to buy a couple of bottles for taking home this time!
The food was lovely, fresh and filling – yes, the portions were big so overall this was great value for money. Service was quick and attentive. The view is great and toilets were clean and functional.
If you’re in the area and hungry then keep driving to the end of the road, it may seem like the road goes on and on but eventually you will find Wavecrest! The downside though is that there is only one road here, which becomes single track the nearer you get and on the day we visited (a bank holiday Monday) the car park was really busy but it is fairly big.
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path also passes by here so this is an obvious stopping point along the route.
Chapel Bay Fort & Museum is also nearby if you are visiting then this makes an excellent lunch stop.
+ Fresh food
+ Big portions
+ Spiced seaweed rum available to buy!
+ Popular destination
– Can get busy at weekends or public holidays when the sun is out!
Wavecrest Cafe, Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Angle, Pembroke SA71 5AZ
Easter to October: 7 days per week 11am – 5pm
October – December and February – Easter: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11am-4pm
Closed in January, re-opens first Friday in February
Telephone: 01646 641457
Disclaimer: we received free lunch but paid for our rum! Fred says we iz good guys who only support other good guys!
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