Conti’s Café, Lampeter

29 Jul

Regular readers will know of my penchant for good coffee and smiley, friendly service. So I couldn’t miss an opportunity to check out Conti’s Café in Lampeter before visiting the food festival. Gosh I was so pleased I did!

It’s some time since I was in Conti’s and I know the premises have undergone a massive refurbishment. I was just hoping everything else remained unchanged and by that I mean the coffee and the service. Well yippee, the mocha coffees Ian and I had were absolutely delicious and there was no sign of surly service. Instead all the staff, and they were actually all quite young, were smiling, pleasant and very polite and I was a very happy bunny!!! It shows that they have not only been well trained, but are happy in their work. Café’s are a service industry and if staff cannot get to grips with that – they are in the wrong job even if it’s only a temporary one. I’m sorry to rant on about a simple thing like good service but I wouldn’t if it wasn’t so uncommon.

I had no idea that Conti’s have been trading in Wales since 1946, that is incredible, 1946!!! But Conti’s don’t just do wonderful coffee though; they do delicious ice-cream, homemade cakes, super salads and snacks, as well as old fashioned sweets.

Owner Jo should be incredibly proud, not only of the clever re-building work that she’s achieved, but of the clever way she has sill managed to keep the character of the property and the wonderful atmosphere that has been created there. Locals love it and I’m sure word-of-mouth is making it the place so go for a chill out. Locals have also been very supportive but there are also many visitors, like me, that enjoy spending time in delightful places like Conti’s.

This is one place that will go on my visit-again-list for sure and hope that if you’re ever in the area you’ll pop in and enjoy your visit as much as I did.




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  1. Jo conti

    July 29, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Thank you so very much for your kind words, I will pass it on to my wonderful staff. Hope to see you again very soon. Xx

  2. admin

    July 30, 2013 at 8:04 am

    It was our pleasure to visit Conti’s and you can rest assured ‘we’ll be back’
    Your staff were indeed wonderful which made for a lovely relaxing break – they were a credit to you!
    see you soon

  3. local girl

    August 20, 2013 at 9:46 am

    This is a brill place, with coffee and ice cream to die for. Friendly staff and great cakes too. They’ve do a great job on refurbishment it has a super atmosphere.