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Welcome to our wonky green shop

In a gorgeous old green building on Ship Street, just a stone's throw from the river, you'll find one of the town's most loved gems – a cafe serving fresh homemade food, a bookshop selling a carefully curated selection of books (new and old) and ‘bookish’ gifts, and an upstairs gallery showcasing the work of established and emerging artists. In the summer of 2017, what we affectionately refer to as 'our wonky green shop' expanded, and we opened an artisan deli right next door.

The Hours is a cafe, a bookshop, a gallery, a deli, a meeting place, a foodie and cultural hub, and a warm welcome always awaits. Come and see for yourselves...



Acclaimed winners of Brecon Beacons Tourism's 'Best Eating Out Experience'; The Hours has been designated the best cafe in the National Park.



As The Guardian said when they compiled their list of Britain's best bookshops... 'Bookshops are only usually like this in dreams'.



As well as sourcing quality artisan foods from further afield, our little green deli is a proud supplier of many award-winning local/Welsh products.

Latest news
& events

We regularly run literary and foodie events, and are a venue for Brecon Jazz and Brecon Women's Festival each year. We also have an exhibition space in the gallery upstairs. View all our upcoming events and exhibitions >>







Bespoke hampers, cheese boards and foodie gifts for every occasion


Don’t just take our word for it…..

Came for a quick breakfast and was so impressed with how gorgeous the whole set up is, the deli is next door then the bookshop is around the cafe, all the books look to be curated. The food was delicious and staff were really friendly.
— Trip Advisor
Found this little gem by accident. Lovely food and staff and books. ...the food was superb, really good ingredients and so tasty. We will be back.
Fabulous salads and sandwiches, but the stand out was the cake, lime and courgette was superb, but our party raved over the warm apple and caramel. Everyone wants to go back!