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The Old Electric Shop

10 Broad Street | Hay-on-Wye, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DB, Wales
+44 1497 821194
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Fusion, Healthy, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
10 Broad Street | Hay-on-Wye, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DB, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This cafe is located inside an unusual shop selling various vintage and collectable items. They specialise in vegetarian / vegan food, but we just had a couple of excellent, freshly baked, warm muffins and a pot of tea. Reasonable prices and friendly staff make this...More

Thank Angu5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have now been seven times to The Old Electric and it has always been delicious and fun. Good vegan choices. The carrot cake, the donuts, the muffins are the best in Hay. The luch time snacks are a good size and very fresh

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously interesting place to have a light lunch or a tea or coffee. Full of retro stuff that can be looked at while you eat everything is for sale. Don’t miss this curiosity shop / cafe it definitely worth a visit

Thank Alan k
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Another cafe in the town recommended this place as they couldn't cater for wheat free. We hadn't realised it was a cafe, as from the outside just looked like a shop only. Inside was very quirky and full of interesting merchandise. We ordered the crushed...More

Thank TheRovingReporter
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The sandwiches hit the spot - quality ingredients put together in delicious combinations. We had the aubergine pepper and the hummus date sandwich. Cool space to browse while waiting for the food. Recommended.

Thank pragya g
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The Old Electric Shop has it all. General collectable,modern, antiques, coffee shop. It’s split up into different sections, like a traditional Market. Pretty sure it’s all different traders. Great little Hat shop in there. It’s well worth calling in, it as something for all. We...More

Thank michael t
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon this quirky and interesting shop/cafe. Had cappuccinos which were quite bitter (mainly because the powder on the top was straight cocoa rather than chocolate), but were otherwise nice, and the almond and orange cake was delicious!!

Thank K S
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Delicious scrummy veggie food. Quirky ambiance. Down side is there aren’t enough tables, seems to market itself more as a thrift shop!! Great for a quick lunch.

Thank Kyle Y
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I was visiting the area from Suffolk. It was the only vegetarian/vegan place I could find. I had the Laksa, it looked good but changed once I tasted it. It had far to much vinegar so was really sharp. Having tried many veggie places I...More

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We went to The Old Electric Shop for lunch when we were passing through Hay-on-Wye, because I had read that it had vegan options, and I was so glad we did! The open sandwiches were works of art! Mine was beetroot 3 ways (pureed, salt...More

Thank Jill W
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Broad Street | Hay-on-Wye, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Hay-on-Wye
  • Phone Number: +44 1497 821194
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A vegetarian cafe located in a marvellous and eclectic shop, serving healthy fab salads and fresh, indulgent cakes.
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