Caffi Beca can be found in the historical village of Efail-wen on the boundary between Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, within sight of the Preseli Mountains, on the A478, which runs from Narberth to Cardigan.
The café offers itself as a convenient stop for travellers to enjoy a homely meal in a friendly atmosphere. And for anyone intent on exploring the neighbourhood on foot, on horseback or by car or bus, a stop at Caffi Beca is essential. This is the gateway to the Preselau and all its historical richness.
Local inhabitants regularly frequent Caffi Beca and hence you will hear customers, across the tables, engaging in hearty banter, as they all know each other well. As a result much laughter and mirth will be heard. If not listening to the conversations or even contributing to the jollity you can always appreciate the poem and the mural – both executed by Wyn Owens – showing the Beca attacking the nearby tollgate under cover of darkness back in 1839.
A coterie of winsome local girls will serve you in the language of your choice. They will present you with a bilingual menu and you will immediately notice that the prices are reasonable. The sumptuous plateful you are about to receive will probably mean you will give the pudding menu a miss!
You might catch a glimpse of the owner and chief cook, Robert James, behind the counter when kitchen chores allow him to make an appearance. Robert established the business in 1993 following an apprenticeship served in many of the leading hotels of the day.
When the building was revamped in 2004 a stained glass window was installed next to the main entrance door to the function room. A verse from the Book of Genesis was inscribed which is thought to be associated with the Rebecca Riots. The original Caffi Beca was opened in 1964 – on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Rebecca Riots locally - by Edgar Devonald who had previously established a bakery known as Pobyddion Beca.