LLANDUDNO's first 'plant powered cafe' has gone down a treat with customers. 

Sara Turner, who owns Green Island Bistro on Rhuddlan High Street, opened ' Pip & Oat' on Saturday, February 3, at a unit on Clonmel Street. This was previously occupied by Precious Memories Photography.

Sara said: "It was a brilliant weekend. Saturday was crazy busy, we had to turn people away as we couldn't fit everyone in.

"We've had such positive feedback from the people that visited.

North Wales Pioneer: Some of the cakes and treats on offer at Pip & Oat!Some of the cakes and treats on offer at Pip & Oat! (Image: Pip & Oat)
"It is a great start to our new business."

The new cafe serves a range of light bites, hot food, cakes, snacks, coffees, teas and cold drinks. 

Sara said: "All food and drink is plant based and nut free, with gluten free options too and the cafe is also be dog friendly."

The name Pip and Oat has been inspired by Sara's daughter Lucy. Lucy has been heavily involved in the design and planning of the business and was nicknamed 'pip' when Sara was pregnant with her.

"As the business will be mainly run by family, we felt it fitting to use this name and we matched it with 'oat' as a nod to the fact that all our food and drink will be plant based," Sara said.

North Wales Pioneer: Cupcakes on opening day!Cupcakes on opening day! (Image: Pip & Oat)
"There are currently no vegan/plant based venues in Llandudno. Many people want to go somewhere where they can eat anything, whether they are vegan, plant based or have allergies. It’s important for people to feel safe.

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"The cafe will also be nut free which I know will be reassuring for many people with nut allergies.

North Wales Pioneer: The counter areaThe counter area (Image: Pip & Oat)
In 2023, Green Island Bistro won Café / Bistro of the Year Overall Winner at the Food Awards Wales in Cardiff. The restaurant, which opened during the Covid-19 pandemic, also defended its title of best café/bistro in North Wales and scooped the prize for the second consecutive year.

Green Island Bistro is closed until Wednesday, February 7.