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Whaligoe Steps Cafe

The Square, Whaligoe KW2 6AA, Scotland
+44 1955 651702
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (39 reviews)
“pizza” (16 reviews)
“ice cream” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Square, Whaligoe KW2 6AA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After descending the 365 steps and walking all of the way back up, we deserved a coffee and cake. The cafe has an excellent choice of homemade cakes. We shared a large piece of brownie - very chocolaty with plenty of nuts. The coffee was...More

Thank PicnMix_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent some time at the Whaligoe Step Cafe, John and Karen made me feel welcome during my time there. The food was always impeccable and the company great, would happily return

Thank K1W1Travellers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in, having been down to the hidden harbour, for a drink but decided to have a late lunch. The side salad was amazing (and I avoid salads normally). Wish we had known about this cafe before as we would have booked for an...More

Thank StuartI54
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

After lots of disappointment in the various cafes we popped in to around the NC500, this place was by far the best! A wonderful venue and excellent food and drink. They just need to get themselves better signage but then again, I can’t imagine you’d...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

After accomplishing the Whaligoe steps we needed to grab a cold drink to freshen up, this charming little cafe offers sandwiches, scones and jam. Hot drinks and they had these home made ice drinks (mango, lemon) we chose the lemon which was totally refreshing but...More

Thank 104kerryann
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We are proper foodies and get about some and this was some of the best food we've ever had! Gorgeous views and a great fun menu to pick from with some traditional Scottish and some very exciting flavours in a tapas meze style. Cakes looked...More

1  Thank Hulahoop333
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Karen is a lovely, hospitable, accommodating and extremely knowledgable chef who makes delicious Maltese - yes, Maltese - specialties such as pastizzi, which can nomally only be found in Malta and a handful of other locations.. The cafe really brightens up this corner of the...More

Thank Falcon1234
Reviewed 29 July 2018

As we travelled along the NC500 we decided to do the Whaligoe steps. That on its own is a great thing to do. Try to imagine what it must have been like 100 years ago. Another nice aspect is the bird colony there, great for...More

Thank Huurman1968
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Sat atop a fascinating location, we ordered the Honey & Ginger Aubergine. One of the best vegetarian meals I've ever tasted!

Thank Skog100
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Stopped here with a small group on our way up to Scrabster for the ferry to Orkney. Charming owners & quirky decor and views that arent spoiled by the rain. Too slippery to go very far down the steps. Shame as it looked lovely. We...More

Thank hectoria
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12 September 2018|
Response from Huurman1968 | Reviewed this property |
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3 August 2017|
Response from KarenD5179 | Property representative |
We are open Thursday to Sunday, 10:30 am to 5:30pm, with evening meals available by reservation. Call us on 01955 651702 to reserve a table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Whaligoe KW2 6AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Whaligoe
  • Phone Number: +44 1955 651702
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