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“Garden centre cafe”

Willows Coffee Shop
Ranked #3 of 5 Coffee & Tea in Kirkwall
Cuisines: Scottish
Description: A modern coffee shop located within an Orkney Garden Centre providing an extensive lunchtime menu with a selection of paninis, bagels, wraps and salads and large range of home bakes made on site. Local produce is used wherever possble. Their website gives details.
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Description: A modern coffee shop located within an Orkney Garden Centre providing an extensive lunchtime menu with a selection of paninis, bagels, wraps and salads and large range of home bakes made on site. Local produce is used wherever possble. Their website gives details.
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

When I visited some adjacent building works were making lots of loud noise, but that aside this is a typical cafe within a garden centre.

It has a large number of tables, some in a conservatory area, and offers light snacks, teas and coffees. My slice of sponge was a very generous sized portion, and was very light in texture but full of flavour. The coffee was also very good quality.

As it is slightly hidden away down a side street it is full of locals escaping the tourist hordes.

Thank sixtenacre
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

There are tables for 2 or 4 which can be amalgamated if necessary in certain areas. At one end is a children's play area with high chairs available for families. It is advisable to choose a table first and leave coats there before queuing up to order food at the counter.
If you go for an early lunch there will be more choice than later as sometimes different types of soup or quiche run out. Water jugs and glasses are available from a shelf adjacent to the conservatory. Food is reasonably priced and of good portion size. It is served at your table where there are containers for cutlery, serviettes and condiments.

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Thank Josephine J
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Went here for cup o tea and a fancy which was very good. They have a variety of food catering for everyone. It is good quality and reasonably priced. Always busy cause part of garden centre, plenty of parking spaces.

Thank EC63
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Area for buggies and lots of space for kids without causing too much noise for other customers! They had gluten free bread and paninis, which aren’t too common In cafes. Cakes are huge but didn’t see any gluten free options that day but have seen them there before. Lovely teas and coffees. Good value options for kids.

Thank Jacqueline I
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We use the willows quite regularly, perhaps every other weekend. The new summer menu was available when we popped in this Saturday. We had the homemade Orkney burger, childs mini burger and the bacon & leek quiche. All of which were delicious, followed by the egg sponge, Malteser chocolate cake and the Rolo cheesecake, again all delicious. The young lady that served us was fab, not seen her in there before but she was cheery, smiley and chatty and even suggested a takeaway box if my partners little girl didn’t manage all of her cake. As it happens she didn’t manage to eat it all butI’m rubbish at being on a diet so I ate it...
Our favourite place for lunch in Kirkwall

Thank Lee G
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