Drop Off Cafe goes mobile…

by singletrackjon 16

It seems it’s a bad time of year for bike cafes. First Emma and Tracey at The Hub in Glentress are facing the prospect of being kicked out after their tender to run for the new visitor centre didn’t get past the first phase. Despite spending ten years making Glentress the success it is, it looks like they’ll no longer be able to continue their business after 2012.

Now we’ve had this news from Ian Luff of the Drop Off Cafe in Glyncorrwg, where the popular Afan Argoed mountain bike trails are based:

“One year on and we all thought we would be fairly settled back in to what was to be a great future. The dust would have settled over the wranglings of this time last year. But no, the Glyncorrwg centre will be no more for the choice destination for pre/post ride grub The Drop Off Café is moving on. We have tried to stay but to no avail. Our last day of trading within the Centre is Wednesday 15th December 2010.

This was not a decision made lightly; The Drop Off tried as hard as possible to stay but the Glyncorrwg Ponds Coop (GPC) were determined to progress with their original plan.

The Drop Off would like to send a big thank you to all its faithful customers for their support over the 6 years we have been trading and also to send the best of luck to whoever is taking over.

However, the Drop Off Café is keen to point out that this is not the end – This is the beginning!

The Drop Off cafe is now mobile...
The Drop Off café has gone mobile! The “Double Decker” café is now based in Brechfa, West Wales at the head of the Raven trail at Byrgwm Car Park. We will be trading here every weekend serving all of those Drop Off delights you have come to love including hot drinks and home made tasty food, nothing instant/frozen and all freshly made!

We would also like to introduce the newest edition to the Drop Off fleet … ‘The Drop Off in motion’. This single deck, vintage Leyland Leopard has been beautifully converted to the highest of standards for the mobile catering market. It features the staple drop off café favourites but also sports a cocktail bar! It can sit up to 20 people and also features an outdoor decking area in the summer that can sit up to 40! The bus is dressed in all its original livery but can be dressed to suit the occasion or theme!

Both of ‘the Drop Off’ buses are available for private hire. They can come to you and your event. For more information call on 07815 202012

Comments (16)

  1. Boo to the fish people. Yay to the new bus. Where will it be parked?

  2. Its always nice to see some forward thinking in trail areas again, not!!
    good luck at Brechfa, I’ll see you there

  3. Best of Luck Ian, enjoyed our chats.
    This is obviously not the place to make opinions, but I certainly have one!

  4. Real shame. Been there a few times and was always amazing. The portions were massive. Mind, climbing back up Whytes level with a full gut was a real challenge.

  5. As always, lovin your work Luffy!! See you at Brechfa soon.

  6. Cracking! An ex-Midland Scottish Alexander AY bodied Leyland Leopard!

  7. Good luck with the new mobile venture. Such a shame you got kicked out of Afan as your mantra of fresh home made food was excellent and very well received by all who went in there.

  8. Always enjoyed the real food, all best for the future.

  9. Good luck, Luffy! And make sure there’s Welsh Rarebit…..!

  10. Reason enough to go to Brechfa.

  11. Can honestly say that is going to count against future decisions of going to Afan – the cafe was great. Not just the food but the whole place. Very comfortable, nice atmosphere, good service.

  12. Hmm – Skyline Cycles won the tender didn’t they? Will their service be as good as their servicing?

    I assume that there will still be nutrition available?

  13. What a shame, I was well impressed by the cafe at Afan, this will affect my decisions to return, likewise the Glentress situation.
    Why fix what’s not broke, oh sorry that’ll be profit won’t it?

  14. “One year on and we all thought we would be fairly settled back in to what was to be a great future. The dust would have settled over the wranglings of this time last year.”

    OK, I was clearly asleep, but what happened?

    Did someone else give a larger back-hander to the Co-op?

  15. So very sad. Been going there with up to 20 in a group, had so many great meals/evenings there before heading to our tents to return for a proper breakfast. One of the few places to serve portions for humans that DO, not ones that think about doing! All the very best to Ian and his lovely staff with their sexy accents! How blind/arrogant are the landlords? We shall miss you loads. Happy Christmas to all and good luck with the bus.

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