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Cups

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The Old Chapel | Scrabster, Thurso KW14 7UJ, Scotland
+44 1847 896145
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stayed in Thurso for a week and were regular visitors to cup - lovely food and amazing cakes - well worth a visit.

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Inverness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

What an amazing cake was made for my mum's 80th birthday. All I had to do was tell Ros I wanted something appropriate to knitting and sewing and she came up with a cake with so much detail! It looked and tasted absolutely amazing and survived the journey from Thurso to Inverness. Will def be using Mrs Cups again. Thank... More 

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Tucson
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a quaint restaurant in the picturesque harbor of Scrabster (right next to Thurso). The owner of the shop makes all these delicious cakes and you can look them up on Facebook. I love to book their afternoon tea. You get a variety of finger sandwiches and little cakes along with your tea. I highly recommend this place as... More 

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Thank Diana R
Cupstearoom, Owner at Cups, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write your wonderful review, delighted you enjoyed Cups! More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Not been this north for years so when I came back up this year I didn't even know it existed. Such a lovely find, a wonderful overall experience. Staff were lovely, tea cosies were such a nice touch, lovely decor and the cakes were to die for! I had an orange chocolate slice and it was the best I have... More 

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Cupstearoom, Owner at Cups, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our wee tearoom, delighted you enjoyed your visit . More 

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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Weve been here a few times and again its such a treat to come hete . The tiny church is so sweet and the cakes are so tempting the only problem you have is choosing just one . The staff are all lovely and the tea is good quality . Its well worth a visit you wont be disappointed .

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Cupstearoom, Owner at Cups, responded to this review

Ah how lovely, delighted you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking time to write a review on Cups Tearoom More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This little shop right next door to The Ferry Inn in Scrabster, Scotland was a surprising delight! Ate there twice. Prompt service with very yummy sweets as well as a full range of full breakfasts and lunches. Everything made fresh and the eclectic collection of teapots and dishes was charming. The inside is very bright and cheerful. In nice weather... More 

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Thank Janna W
Cupstearoom, Owner at Cups, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review delighted to hear you enjoyed our tearoom More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Loved our trips to Cups! The China, cakes and friendly staff make a great place to go and take friends to! I especially appreciated the great variety of gluten free options. Will be back!

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Thank Andy L
Cupstearoom, Owner at Cups, responded to this review

Thank you. Delighted you like our wee tearoom, thanks too for the lovely review More 

Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely quirky cafe, food was delicious. Had scrambled eggs on toast with smoked salmon. Worth a visit!

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Cupstearoom, Owner at Cups, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our wee tearoom delighted you enjoyed your visit More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch while doing the NC500. It's quite easy to miss but we're glad we had the address before Lunch was very good with a good selection of cakes There homemade jam with the scones were beautiful.... Would definitely recommend

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Cupstearoom, Owner at Cups, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our wee tearoom. Delighted you enjoyed your visit. Enjoy NC500 More 

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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I happened across Cups as I was driving around the Thurso area and from the moment I stepped through the door I felt welcome. The staff and service were excellent. Tea in China cups, had to be given the name but I think it makes the tea taste better. Lovely little tearoom in a picturesque former chapel. I will definitely... More 

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Cupstearoom, Owner at Cups, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the super review More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Chapel | Scrabster, Thurso KW14 7UJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Thurso
  • Phone Number: +44 1847 896145
Description
A quirky little vintage tearoom for lovers of all things tea and cake. Set in an old chapel nestled in the fishing port of Scrabster,the last stop on the mainland before catching the ferry to Orkney. All home cooked meats and soups using local produce. Home baking prepared in the tearoom using traditional recipes given by family and friends. We serve food all day which include breakfast, light lunches, and a choice of homemade soups. We are also fully licenced and stock local ales, wines and spirits.

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