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Velocity Cafe & Bicycle Workshop

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1 Crown Avenue | Inverness, Inverness IV2 3NF, Scotland (Formerly Velocity Cafe)
+44 1463 419956
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to use this place for coffee and cake a couple of years ago on a regular basis and at that time it was excellent. How things have changed. It was a Saturday afternoon and the staff seemed half asleep and very disinterested. We waited about 20 minutes for a pot of tea and a cup of tepid coffee.... More 

Thank John B
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here with the Mch project. (In fact a couple of times). Most recently enjoying the beetroot soup before going for a ride. The place has a great feel.

Thank Rory T
Paris, France
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You do find such bicycle and coffee/tea combinations all over Scotland: and this is one of them. Quite good food, with a lot of organic/vegetarian options, nice wooden boards everywhere, and the feel of bicycles everywhere. There's a lot to read as well. A bit on the expensive side, but one could easily spend some time here.

Thank ankyuk
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I loved this little cafe in Inverness. We stopped by and wanted a nice cosy place to have tea and cake and we found it. A good vegan selection as well and some nice teas. Didn't have a coffee though so don't know how those were. I would recommend it to anyone though going to Inverness.

Thank Ophie S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Here you can have a coffee or tea and cakes or soup while having your bicycle repaired. All profits go towards cycling. There are lots of books about cycling and cycle maintenance. At the top of the hill Stephen's Brae at the end of the High Street. Would thoroughly recommend it.

Thank Gordon10000
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I used this term because it was like a lighthouse to my sinking ship when i was lost on the mounts with beautiful housing blocks but nowhere to sit and enjoy a cup a coffee. I found it in random and had their amazing soup and artistic coffee with all my interest bike shop along. Very cozy and well played... More 

Thank Salmanthegodfather
Inverness, United Kingdom
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412 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

A lovely little cafe with great atmosphere. Coffee is amazing and there is a great selection of cakes. I'll be back!!

Thank Maclean93
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Was here on a cold November morning. We were greeted with warm coffee and soup made just a few minutes before. It all tasted very good and the prices are decent. The staff was very warming and welcoming. The place just dripped personality, from the decorum to the actual bike workshop in the back and the non-IKEA mugs our coffee... More 

Thank Rares Cristian F
Inverness, United Kingdom
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413 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I have now been in here twice in the last week. The coffees are hot, aromatic and extremely good. They have a nice selection of cakes and tray bakes. I can recommend the Hazelnut & Chocolate cake. Fresh soup is made everyday which smells great even at 10.30 in the morning! Free WiFi with a good speed. Only 2 minutes... More 

Thank Lizzie0909
Nairn, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Laid back atmosphere, friendly staff, great service and lovely food and coffee. Definitely going back for a visit. Highly recommend!

Thank Nae-fear

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 9
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Crown Avenue | Inverness, Inverness IV2 3NF, Scotland (Formerly Velocity Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 419956
Velocity Cafe & Bicycle Workshop is a social enterprise aimed at promoting happy healthy living and increasing cycling in Inverness. Our cafe servers simple, local, affordable food, great coffee and delicious home made cakes in a friendly relaxed setting. Learn how to look after your bike in our 'fix your own bike' workshop.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?