Introduction to our team
Our own love of Snowdonia makes us want to help you enjoy this beautiful location by encouraging you to get out there & enjoy our surroundings. With this aim in mind we have tried to create a cafe that is not simply a great place to eat, relax & enjoy the atmosphere but one that will also be a hub & point of reference for exploring Snowdonia with practical advice tailored to your needs.
Hi, I'm Gaby
I was born in Muntii Carpati, in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania in 1977, Pauls told me that was the year he first holidayed in Scotland where the sun shone for 2 weeks! It's been a great challenge from designing the menu, managing the Kitchen & making decisions that use to be made for me. I get a real high to see people enjoying our food as I try very hard to keep coming up with new ideas & recipes to entice you with.To be in this together with my sister Dorina feels great for us, we hope you choose to try out the cafe & enjoy your visit.
Hi, I'm Paul
My first introduction to mountains was a family holiday to Snowdonia in 1976, I remember spending long summer days by the Black Waterfall near Dolgellau (26 years later I bought a house less than half a mile away from it) as well as ascending Snowdon (I hate to admit by train), even in the summer of 76 it was cloudy on top!The lure was never far away though & in 2002 with a successful business I was able to buy the house near Dolgellau. Business being Business I still found little or no time to get out & enjoy the mountains averaging no more than a couple of outings a year. Thankfully all that changed in early 2010, it needed to & now I cannot imagine life without them.
Hi, I'm Dorina
Like my sister Gaby I too was born in The Carpathian mountains just a year later in 1978. Our village was small, we lived of the land & hid from the Wolves in winter. Leaving school I moved to Bucharest to work in a Restaurant run by a typically flamboyant Italian. This was a great way to learn the catering trade & served me well ever since.I followed Gaby over to North Wales once she had settled here working in a hotel in Capel Curig. Despite living in Capel Curig for a couple of years I hadn't found the time to explore the mountains around me until one snowy day Paul offered to take me up Moel Siabod, how funny it is that we are now running the Moel Siabod Cafe.