“A beautiful location, a warm welcome and a lovingly homemade sweet treat; these are just some of the things waiting for you at MamGu Welshcakes. Is there a teatime treat more synonymous with Wales than a traditionally baked Welshcake? We think not and we’re delighted to welcome MamGu Welshcakes and their delicious variations on traditional recipes to Discover Delicious. Croeso!”
Based in the stunning seaside village of Solva, Pembrokeshire you will find our quaint little café, MamGu Welshcakes. Step inside and you’re guaranteed a warm Welsh welcome, a comfy chair and of course a handmade, toasty Welshcake. We adore the delicious little cakes that have been a rich part of Welsh history for hundreds of years. Ours are homemade with love, and sold hot off the griddle, the way they’re meant to be.
Our range consists of about 14 different flavours, from the traditional to the slightly alternative – we just love to experiment with flavours and travel around South Wales with our trusted little Welshcake Wagon, spreading the love wherever we go!
Mamgu (pronounced Mam-gee) according to the urban dictionary has the following definition:
1.Welsh word for grandmother, historically used in West Wales.
2. A word to describe the most ballin’ thing to ever grace this planet.
For us, this is the perfect fit for both our alternative Welshcake flavours and our beautiful, traditional, freshly baked Welshcakes! Proper Mamgu like…
MamGu Welshcakes was founded by myself (Thea) and my lovely friend, Becky. We met way back in 2010 in the smallest city in Wales – St Davids. We had both recently returned to Wales after travelling the world and were working in a small but awesome establishment called Whitesands Cafe. This was the beginning of an extraordinary friendship, and of course, MamGu Welshcakes.
It was on a trip to Holland for our birthdays that the seed was sewn to set up MamGu. We fell in love with the Dutch way of life and their incredible patriotism, but the thing that we were most impressed by was that everything had a modern vibrancy, something that we felt Wales was lacking in somewhat. So this got us thinking, how could we bring a little Dutch attitude back home to Wales with us? Well it’s obvious isn’t it? Welshcakes!
After what seemed like a million traditional Welshcakes later, we finally cracked the recipe. But this was just the beginning, we soon started experimenting with other flavours and so in 2016, MamGu Welshcakes was born. #ProperLush
We started small, with just a gazebo and a griddle, but soon outgrew the gazebo. This is when, with the amazing support of our extremely talented families, we converted a horsebox and started touring the country selling our Welshcakes to hundreds of hungry customers.
In 2018 we took the leap and quit our jobs, and with the help of our wonderful families once again, we opened MamGu Welshcakes Coffee Shop. Everything from the benches to the counter has been painstakingly up-cycled to create our vision; a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. This, paired with our homemade Welsh food and drink leads to what we’re all about.
Our mission is simple, to support local food producers, educate customers in a modern environment about Welsh food, culture and of course, Welshcakes! We work closely with the likes of Solva Care and Cylch teaching children and the elderly how to bake, and we proudly support Tenovus Cancer Cymru by supplying them with Welshcakes for their mobile units treating those undergoing chemo-therapy.
At MamGu, there is always a loving Welsh welcome!
"It's incredibly important for us to source ingredients locally, if possible. We love taking part in community events too, teaching the young and old all about home baking."
Becky & Thea, Founders of Mamgu Welshcakes