“ Address: 12 Mostyn Street / Llandudno / Conwy / Wales / LL30 2PS / Tel: 01492 875043 „
As a lot of you know I live in Llandudno in North Wales where we have an abundance of cafes, tearooms and restaurants to cater for visitors and locals alike.
One of the best of these is the Habit Tearooms in the centre of Llandudno and we have been regular customers ever since we moved here to live 8 years ago.
Where is it?
The Habit Tearooms is situated on Mostyn Street which is the main shopping street through the centre of the town. The address is actually Habit Tearooms, 12, Mostyn Street, Llandudno LL30 2PS and the phone number is 01492 875043.
There is no car park as it is in the centre of the town but you can park for 90 minutes on the street (if you can find a space) or you can park on the promenade where it is pay and display and which runs parallel to Mostyn Street. There is also a multi storey car park in the town centre which is within easy walking distance.
The tearooms are open from 9am until about 5pm every day.
What is it like?
The tearooms have seating for about 70 people indoors and about 20 outdoors under cover where smoking is allowed.
The decoration is smart - in fact it has recently been redecorated and a new carpet has been laid - and there are some lovely pictures of old Llandudno around the walls.
The cafe has double glass doors which open onto the outside seating at the front of the tearooms.
There is a ramp at the entrance making it easy for disabled visitors to access the tearooms.
There is a disabled toilet in the entrance hall which makes it easy to access for wheelchair users and there are ladies and gents toilets situated within the tearooms. The ladies have recently been refurbished and are always spotlessly clean.
The Food and Drink
The food ranges from cakes (homemade of course!) and scones to full meals and desserts, all of which is at a reasonable price. The cakes are all displayed (covered) in the centre of the room so you can see what there is on offer.
The menu has sections for breakfasts which are served all day, jacket potatoes, toasted sandwiches, ordinary sandwiches, light meals, main meals, sweets and cakes.
The jacket potatoes and sandwiches come with a wide variety of fillings and are accompanied by a small salad.
The light meals cover such things as soup and a roll, beans on toast, egg on toast, burgers and Welsh rarebit.
The meals include such favourites as fish and chips, quiche, pies, lasagne, omelettes and a roast dinner usually with a choice of two meats. Most of the meals come with chips but they will gladly offer jacket potatoes or salad instead if required. They will also do a smaller version of some of the meals for those with smaller appetites. My mom always used to find the roast dinner a bit too much for her so she used to order the smaller version which was ideal, and obviously it was bit cheaper too.
There is also a children's menu for the youngsters with smaller appetites.
The sweet menu consists of ice cream sundaes together with favourites such as sticky toffee pudding, chocolate fudge cake, apple pie etc.
The cakes include homemade sponges of various flavours, scones, tea cakes, barabrith and tiffin.
The drinks include tea, coffees, hot chocolate, fruit juice, water, squash and pop.
We often pop into The Habit for a roast Sunday Lunch and I have yet to find anything to complain about! You get a choice, usually beef or lamb, and the meal consists of meat, roast and boiled potatoes, three different vegetables and of course a Yorkshire pudding if you have beef - and the gravy is to die for! A friend of ours once asked the waitress how the chef made his gravy and the reply came back - the chef says if he tells you he'll have to kill you! LOL!
Other favourites of ours are the breakfasts, steak and kidney pie (their pastry is excellent!) quiche and chips (their chips are lovely!), roast dinners and jacket potatoes.
Just to give you an idea of the prices a roast dinner or a full breakfast for each of us complete with a pot of tea for two would cost us around £15 and we would have plenty to eat - it is rare that we have room for a sweet!
The Specials Board
There is a specials board where there is usually a further choice of about four main courses and a couple of sweets just in case you can't find what you want on the extensive menu!
You just go into The Habit and find yourself a table where you sit and peruse the menu to decide what you fancy. A waitress will come and take your order and bring your food once it is ready. When you have finished your meal you will be given a bill and you just take this to the till and pay before you leave. They accept cash (obviously) and credit and debit cards.
As I said earlier we have been regular visitors to the tearooms ever since we moved to Llandudno so that in itself shows how good we think it is.
The service is always good here even when it is busy and the waiting staff are friendly and helpful. The tables are cleared as soon as customers leave and are always cleaned straight away ready for the next hungry visitors.
The Habit is a great place to eat when you are in town whether you just want to pop in for the shoppers special - tea or coffee and a cake - or a full meal and it is only about five minutes walk from the sea front too.
We have taken most of our guests their at one time or another and everyone has always enjoyed their food!
I was even given a bunch of daffodils on Mother's Day and I am not even a mother!