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Fabulous Cafe serving fresh food, all made on the premises. We offer up a daily changing variety of goods Former Victorian Bowling Pavilion which has been converted into a sympathetic café set in lovely gardens. Dog area.. Fresh Friendly Fabulous
PRICE RANGE
£2 - £12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, European, British, Healthy, Scottish
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was delicious... I had eggs florentine and my friend had pancakes. Great simple food cooked very well. ❤️🥞🥚 Will be back 😊

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great homely food served attentively in a small, cosy and immaculately clean cafe. The superb onion and cheese soup was particularly appreciated

Date of visit: February 2024
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Rosemary Farquhar, Owner at Pavilion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. Very happy that you enjoyed your visit to my little café.

Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

By far the best food in Montrose! Fresh, local and presented beautifully! This is our first choice for breakfast or lunch.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Rosemary Farquhar, Owner at Pavilion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2023

Thanks very much for your kind review

Reviewed 10 December 2023

We had a lovely lunch at Pavilion Cafe yesterday. As always the service is amazing and Rosie and her staff have got it just right. I had a mushroom omelette and it was honestly the best I have ever tasted! Full of spinach and tomatoes...and bursting with flavour. Absolutely delicious. You are also guaranteed of a great coffee here which isn’t always easy to find. Definitely the No 1 choice in Montrose for lunch ❤️More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Rosemary Farquhar, Owner at Pavilion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2023

Thank you very much kind lady. Great comments. I am so happy you enjoyed your lunch and also noticed we do great coffee. Staff are fantastic and work really hard Hopefully see you again for lunch

Reviewed 17 November 2023

I've lived in Scotland for 15 years and eaten a good few full breakfasts in that time and the one I had at Pavilion Cafe today is probably the best I've ever eaten. I realise statements like this can seem like hyperbole, but this one...isn't! Every single item was cooked to perfection, clearly locally produced, crisp, hot, and full of flavour. Seriously impressed. They must hang on to their chef! You wouldn't get a breakfast nearly this good in many 'high end' places. Friendly, professional staff too with a good sense of humour. Will be visiting Montrose again just for this place!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Rosemary Farquhar, Owner at Pavilion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2023

Thanks very much for your glowing review. I will be hanging onto my chef as I am the chef /owner so wont be going anywhere ! Always happy with great reviews.

Reviewed 11 November 2023

This place is faultless, it never fails to impress me. I'm very stuck in my ways with what I eat, but I've often wanted to try eggs Benedict, and as Rosie cooks everything fresh I knew here was the place to try it. Within minutes...of our order being taken I heard the sauce being whisked in the kitchen, no fears of a packet ever being used here. When our food arrived it looked as good as it tasted. Everything was the best quality, the ham was so delicious, the eggs were just perfect, the muffin just the right thickness, but oh my goodness that hollandaise sauce. I could easily become addicted to that, rich, creamy, smooth, so delicious it was an absolute triumph. As always the cafe itself was cosy and the staff welcoming, and it's always spotlessly clean. If you're planning to go book a table as it gets very busy and they often have to turn people away.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Rosemary Farquhar, Owner at Pavilion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2023

Thank you so much I am blown away with your fantastic review and cannot contain my delight at your kind words. You have covered everything that we all work so hard to achieve, Glad you pointed out that its best to book, as we do...More

Reviewed 2 October 2023

This is a cute little cafe in Montrose with excellent staff and serving very good lunches and cakes. Not at all expensive and well worth visiting.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Rosemary Farquhar, Owner at Pavilion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2023

Thanks very much for your lovely review glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

Excellent! Went today with my mum and niece, and wow this was the best breakfast i can say Ive ever had. The quality was excellent, portion massive and service was outstanding, the Ladies were lovely. Would love to go back again when im back up...visiting. Cant renommend this wee place enough !More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Rosemary Farquhar, Owner at Pavilion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2023

Cracking review, thank you so much for taking time to write and post such fantastic comments.

Reviewed 13 September 2023

Thanks to a Google search for places to eat enroute to Stonehaven we came across the charming place for lunch in Montrose. Its a former bowling green pavillion which still has some of its original features. The food is exceptional to the point that I...had to know how to make their quesadilla at home and the owner was glad to share ! Its a small cosy place so booking would be essential on the weekends but I can't recommend it high enough and hopefully will make it back again soon.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Rosemary Farquhar, Owner at Pavilion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2023

What a fantastic review It was nice to chat with you and I am over the moon that you liked my little cafe Reviews like your really help us small independents so thanks again

Reviewed 13 September 2023

Absolutely delicious breakfast. Had eggs florentine on GF bread, my partner had eggs florentine too. Have previously had gluten free pancakes, which were also delicious. 😋

Date of visit: August 2023
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Rosemary Farquhar, Owner at Pavilion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2023

Thanks do much for taking time to write your review

Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

Brilliant lunch stop on our way down coastal route. Delicious homemade soup, hummus, olives, crusty bread and pittas. Great service, passionate owner and the cutest venue.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Rosemary Farquhar, Owner at Pavilion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2023

Thanks for the review Nice to meet you and very happy you liked my cute little cafe Hope you had fun at the art fair

Reviewed 24 July 2023

Real gem - glad we found it. It is in a nice, quiet spot. The food was notably good with my husband raving about it. We sat outside but had great, friendly service. It gives the impression of having nailed their menu and we will...be back.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Rosemary Farquhar, Owner at Pavilion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2023

Thanks a lot for taking time to write your lovely review. I am so please that you enjoyed your visit to the cafe. Please do visit again

Reviewed 14 July 2023 via mobile

I installed Trip advisor just to review this place. Best breakfast I ever had! From the perfectly toasted sourdough to the delicious meat, all was made with care.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Rosemary Farquhar, Owner at Pavilion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2023

Thanks very much for taking time to not only review my café but also to install the app in order to do so! Hope your cycling trip goes well thanks again

Reviewed 29 June 2023 via mobile

The food was excellent. Local produce and cooked just the way I liked it. The service was quick and friendly. Overall, a very good experience

Date of visit: June 2023
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Rosemary Farquhar, Owner at Pavilion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2023

THANKS VERY MUCH

Reviewed 29 June 2023

Fabulous Eggs Benedict - poached eggs cooked to perfection, hollandaise sauce to die for! Lovely staff! Can highly recommend

Date of visit: June 2023
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Rosemary Farquhar, Owner at Pavilion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2023

We do try to please glad you enjoyed your visit x

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Yes, the Pavilion is dog friendly (option to sit in or out)
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Yes we do take bookings Gets very busy especially at lunchtime so best to book
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You have the wrong café wrong town The café who refused the guide dog and owner is not this one Please do some research before posting on the wrong property I regularly have guide dogs in my café
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Yes, Pavilion Cafe offers takeaway services.

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Pavilion Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5