CONFUSION AT CAFE
HUNGRY OUTDOORSY PEOPLE AND LOCALS WORRIED AFTER CAFE’S SHORT BREAK
CUSTOMERS of a famous Gwynedd walkers cafe were given a fright on Friday when a sign appeared in the window saying it had shut.
The notice was placed in the window of Pete’s Eats in Llanberis – starting that it was “with regret” that the cafe had closed.
It talked about underlying problems managing the cafe – sparking a massive online reaction as the news went viral.
But our sister paper, the Daily Post, was later told by staff the cafe would be open again on Saturday.
A new sign was placed in the window to reassure customers and apologising for any inconvenience caused.
This will come as a huge relief to its many thousands of customers, with the cafe having legendary status in the walking and climbing community for its pints of tea and large food portions. Started up by Pete Norton in 1978, it has been described as “one of the most famous mountaineering hangouts in Britain” and even has its own Wikipedia page.
News about the initial closure notice spread around social media swiftly with more than 50 comments on one post on Facebook.
The Daily Post spoke to staff at the cafe and confirmed that while the cafe was closed, it was due to reopen as normal.
The original sign has been removed.
They said Pete has always put his “heart and soul” into running the cafe and making sure the cafe team gave customers a good experience.
Pete’s Eats had a sign up last week saying that the cafe had closed