The Little Chef first opened at a service station between 1965 & 1968 near the coast of North Wales just outside of Colwyn Bay & Llandudno, and it was the sixteenth restaurant out of the first twenty-five. The building it was housed in was quite prefabricated like Little Chefs were in the 1960s.
The Little Chef lasted at Penmaenmawr for more than 35 years until it finally closed in early 2007 as a part of the sale to RCapital. The original building has since been derelict and was rebuilt as a new farm shop and cafe known as the 'Puffin', which opened in August/September 2014. Since then, the original Little Chef car park has remained, with no bins and only two of the four 'minimilk' lampposts remaining.
The farm shop and cafe closed at the end of 2015, blaming roadworks for the drop in trade. Then, the farm shop later re-opened in 2017.