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US$7 - US$29
Cafe, British, Scottish, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 16 August 2021

Situated within the Tiso shop in Aviemore this is a wonderful spot for all day food, coffee and snacks. Friendly staff, good atmosphere and most importantly great coffee.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 July 2021 via mobile

Excellent well cooked food & good menu selection. £7.99 for baked potato that came with a decent side salad & no skimping on the cheese & tuna filling!! We went back later for coffee & cake (great range of home baked cakes)! Was a busy...place. Staff clearly busy and working hard but didn’t stop them delivering a great friendly service. After coming to Aviemore for many years this was our first visit as always wanted to support local businesses rather than a chain. However, will definitely be returning!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

Great spot in town for brunch! Epic coffee, super nice fresh food with brill veggie options (veg breakfast was insane: avo, toast, halloumi, beans, egg, toast, etc..). Cakes are amazing too. Beautiful views of the Cairngorms and a lovely overall vibe.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 May 2021 via mobile

All the cafes we came across on the main street looked a bit grim so we asked someone in a shop we were in for a recommendation and she sent us to the Explorer. Great recommendation - excellent coffee, good selection of appetising food, nice...atmosphere in a modern space, and good service.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 12 May 2021

We were visiting Aviemore for a couple of days and visited Explorer cafe for tea, iced latte and cake on our first day. They were delicious and the service was so friendly. We then returned on each day for a late lunch of baguette and...jacket potato. Each time they were accompanied with a lovely salad and delicious coleslaw. We were very impressed. The staff were always helpful and cheerful. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 9 May 2021

The full Scottish breakfast is excellent. Portion size is generous but not ridiculous. It comes with excellent tea or coffee. We have previously been in for a quick snack a few times before and never been disappointed. Highly recommend. It’s good value and tables are...well spaced. Note the cafe is upstairs in Tiso.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Food was delicious. Had chicken enchiladas and a burger - both were great. Place was busy but staff seemed to have it in hand and didn’t have to wait all that long for food. Love that the cafe is dog friendly too.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 6 December 2020

Visited the cafe yesterday with my husband. Had a delicious bowl of split pea soup and a great Americano coffee. My husband only wanted a drink, so he had a turmeric latte which he had had many times previously. Unfortunately this time his drink was...weak and insipid with a slightly soapy aftertaste. We informed our server, only to be told it was a new product they were trying.... Change it back to the previous recipe please....it was much tastier and far superior. No alternative was offered , so we were slightly disappointed with the customer service at this visit. Every time I have eaten here before the food and service has been spot on, so don’t be put off a visit. Overall it’s a good place....maybe give turmeric latte a miss however!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 21 November 2020 via mobile

Consistently good and always friendly. Great vegan options are always a credit to the Kitchen. Food is always excellent and great coffee. Thanks again !!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 21 October 2020

Ordered takeaway cappachino and pumpkin spiced latte to takeaway and they were delicious. The staff were very friendly and covid precautions worked well.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Yes, Explorer Cafe offers takeaway services.

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