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The Whistle Stop

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 17/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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British, Scottish, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As a railway "nerd" I primarily visited the site to see the wonderfully preserved station - the cafe was something of a surprise - but truly brilliant - good basic snacks served by very friendly staff at very reasonable prices - and you can sit...outside on the station platform. A great treat - even if you are not in to railways!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 8 September 2021

This was our first visit to The Whistle Stop at the old railway station in Brechin. Was a beautiful sunny, warm day We were given the choice of table in the cafe or on the platform, which we opted for. Service was very fast and...attentive. The food was good with a great selection of home made cakes and tray bakes. I had the Victoria sponge which was lovely. Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

Lovely freshly made food served by charming people in an old railway station. I couldn’t ask for more (oh, and be sure to ask for the sausage rolls)

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 13 August 2020

Lucky to get 2nd last table. Warm welcome as usual. Wendy and Lorraine still dish up the best soup and toasties ever. Good to see Whistle Stop open again after lockdown.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 6 April 2020

Called in when back in Brechin for a weekend. Lovely breakfast, followed by a scone. Good, well cooked food and decent coffee.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 20 February 2020

Went to The Whistle Stop for lunch today. Great location in the old railway waiting room. Staff were welcoming and panini lunch was excellent. Cafe now has card machine for payment. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020

It is fantastic having a local, dog-friendly cafe almost on my doorstep to stop off at for a sweet treat while out walking the dogs. There is a good range on the menu and at the weekends they do breakfasts until 11:30am which I'm looking...forward to trying at some point. I love the filled rolls, especially the bacon rolls, and there is a great selection of cakes and traybakes to choose from, all very reasonably priced and each one I've tried has been delicious. Staff are very friendly and welcoming and a lot of work has been put in to this place, well done to all involved!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 8 February 2020

Head about this place via social media so had to try it out on my trip over. Although its clean and the staff are nice...I found the soup a bit cold and the cake was quite hard to eat as it was very thick slice...and very heavy...tried to get both warmed up but there seemed to be only one waitress and she was very busy. I would come back if it sorts out a few things.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 3 December 2019 via mobile

Set inside the waiting room of the old railway station with a train still sitting outside in the platform, this is a very special place to visit. The welcome is warm, the homemade soups and bakes are a tasty delight, and the history of the...room is fascinating. My 91 yr old mum who grew up in Brechin remembered getting the train from here when she was a teenager. Well worth a visit if you’re in the area.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 9 November 2019 via mobile

My friend and I had lunch here and we both thoroughly enjoyed. Freshly made meal in a great setting, I will definately be back. Only thing would be great if they accepted card payments but not a big problem. Well done to everyone who has...made this coffee shop a success! XMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Yes, The Whistle Stop offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Whistle Stop is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Whistle Stop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5