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Active Cafaidh

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Grampian Road, Aviemore, Scotland
+44 1479 780000
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09:00 - 17:00
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Popped in for a quick coffee and lunch last week. Good soup and coffee. Friendly service and less pricy than the competition up the road.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped for small snackeroo for lunch here. Gorgeous smoked salmon salad with strawberries. As always restful, calm and comfortable.

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Thank Lindesay I
Borders, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Really nice to find a relaxed place to have a good coffee and tasty rocky road. Comfy sofas and no pressure to hurry.

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Thank GH364
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I stopped off here for a cake and coffee. I had the dark chocolate rocky road which was nice. Unfortunately the coffee was terrible and I couldn't drink it. It was very strong and bitter.

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Thank lauren842014
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Popped in for late breakfast and decided on the haggis omelette which was delicious and had plenty of haggis filling and lovely fresh salad. Staff helpful and friendly

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Thank loobs2016
Tadley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

service was slow, food very average, was recommended to visit here, been once and would never come again, atmosphere was dull

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Thank daveywayne
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

I am a very regular happy visitor of Active Cafaidh. In recent visits though I have found the service is unfortunately going downhill. The girl who serves behind the till is unfriendly with interest in customers and often mistakes are made. Food service has also been much slower recently and twice I have had to chase up orders that have... More 

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Thank David J
cornwall
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Stopped for lunch and was not disappointed the food was yummy. Couple of strange items on the menu and I had to request no jam on my steak sandwich, to weird a combination for me. The chowder was good but had a dollop of something strange in it !The cakes looked great but as a diabetic they were all to... More 

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Thank tackercornwall
Angus, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

visited here at the weekend as preferred breakfast place was very busy. Food was good but rather slow on coming out, by no means was the cafe busy, there were tables not occupied. was terribly unimpressed by the girl that served us, was not at all friendly, didnt inform us of the menu which has bacon rolls etc so we... More 

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Thank MOR87
Active A, General Manager at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review

Hi thank you very much for choosing to visit the Active Cafaidh. We are glad you enjoyed our food however we are saddened to hear that one of our members of staff was not as friendly and welcoming as most of our customers experience. Our staff are usually praised by our customers for our friendly, helpful manner. We apologise and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Food was brilliant, had a very long wait then the wrong food came out at breakfast. Tea and coffee were cold before the food came out. Would maybe try it once more in hope that it was a one off!

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Thank Annaisabelladuncan
Active A, General Manager at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review

Hi thank you very much for choosing to visit the Active Cafaidh. We are very sorry you did not have the best experience when you visited. All our food is made fresh and we serve our drinks at the counter. We try our best to serve our customers quickly and we apologise for the delay of your food. We would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish, International, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grampian Road, Aviemore, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 780000
Description
Active Cafaidh (Gaelic for Cafe) is the unique place in Aviemore to meet, eat & relax. Experience a friendly relaxed atmosphere and outstanding mountain views. Our food is all freshly prepared using the finest quality Scottish produce. Menu options include delicious savoury crepes, venison burgers, daring omelettes and hearty mountain platters with fresh soups prepared daily and superb coffee & home baking. We always have selections for people with special diets. Take time to browse our bookshop and Scottish music collection. The cafaidh has free Wi-Fi and 2 public access computers. We are available for private functions and are fully licensed offering a range of drinks including local beers, whisky cocktails & wines.Relax and enjoy the Active Cafaidh experience!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?