Croeso - Welcome


Penceunant Isaf is a warm and friendly walkers’ café on the lower slopes of Snowdon, just up the road from the Royal Victoria Hotel, on the Llanberis Path.

Whatever the weather, you're always assured of a warm welcome, and the chance to meet some interesting like-minded people. We’re here 365 days a year from first light till sunset and are always happy to dispense advice to make your visit extra special.

See our Menu
How to get here
Check the Weather
Mountain Safety Advice


The Café

Penceunant Café is open all year round, and welcomes regular walkers and hikers, tourism parties and casual visitors seeking a little refuge from the hurly-burly of the world. Space is limited so it’s a good idea to call ahead if you are a large group, need special access, or are organising a special event. We serve a wide range of herbal teas, coffee and hot chocolate, local beers and cider, wine and a variety of spirits. We serve lights snacks only - bacon baps, bara brith Welsh fruit cake, Welsh cakes with jam and cream, and toasted tea cakes. We don’t serve main meals, but can advise on what’s available locally. There is a wealth of places to eat in Llanberis, Nant Peris, Caernarfon and beyond. You’re welcome to bring your own food to eat at the Café while enjoying a drink from our menu. Read more, see our menu.

About Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa

Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, rising to 1085 metres (3560 feet) above sea level. It is the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. It’s surrounded by the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Snowdon is the busiest mountain in the United Kingdom, and the third most visited attraction in Wales. Every year more than half a million people come to visit and enjoy its unique charms. It is designated as a national nature reserve for its rare flora and fauna. Read More.

The Weather and Mountain Safety

Snowdon is a fabulous mountain to climb, but there are always dangers and you’re advised to be prepared for what at times can be a strenuous hike. Make sure you have the right clothing, know the route there and back, have checked the weather, and are physically able to make the ascent. Read our advice.