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Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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British, Cafe
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 28 March 2024 via mobile

Delicious food, with a fast and friendly service. The cafe was dog friendly and had enough space that we had lots of room for the dog to stretch out. The log fire was wonderful to dry ourselves next to and gave the cafe a relaxed...feeling. The best bit.. the hot chocolates ! Non of your watered down rubish, a propped hot chocie!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

Prices reasonable, service good, food very good. When my wife was served the wrong food, the owner, Mr Mowat, personally came to the table, apologised and within minutes, personally brought the correct food. We had a further two days in John O'Groats so had five...meals there altogether - a superb cafe.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023 via mobile

Cafe Groats has a fantastic menu and has beautiful views over the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Islands. The lobster rolls are awesome and loaded with lobster at a very reasonable price.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

Amazing food!!!! The portions are huge and quality excellent. At first we were put off by the price, however once you receive the food and taste it, certainly worth every penny. Super friendly staff and really clean. Wish it was closer.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023 via mobile

Excellent spot for a meal. Takeaway options very handy for us staying close by. Good vegetarian options and really fresh fish.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023 via mobile

Perfect cafe with stunning views. We popped in for a cuppa to warm up after being typical tourists and taking all the photos! The cafe is large, sits in an amazing location with great views over the signpost and sea. Food a little pricey, but...to be expected in the location you’re in. We only had drinks and made use of their toilet facilities. Would recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

This place has great food and suoer staff. My scallops were awesome, and the chowder was great too. Presumably the best food in the area.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

We had an early dinner here, and breakfast the following morning. For dinner we had the scallops with chips and salad, lovely food and great value for money compared to prices we have been charged else where. Breakfast was great to and the view is...just something else. Nice people doing a great job.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023

Amazing hot chocolate, excellent scotch pie and sausage roll, reasonably priced, very friendly and funny staff, wonderful views. What's not to love?

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

Absolutely amazing food and so many gluten free options. Thank you it was so nice to have a choice and the food was delicious 😊

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023 via mobile

We stayed at the nearby campsite on our NC500 trip and had a lovely hot chocolate and slice of rocky road on the day of our arrival. Dog friendly which was an added bonus. Lovely clean modern place. Found out that they did breakfast from...9am until 11.30 so decided to go for it next morning. All the usual suspects on a breakfast plate, bright yellow/orange yolk on the runny yolk of the fried egg, the bacon tasted extra special quality in my view. Lovely bit of haggis, and I inherited the other half’s slice of black pudding as well as my own, not overdone and exactly how I like it. I would eat breakfast here every day and twice on a Sunday it was so good. No hesitation in recommending it. Great prompt service too.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

Really good lunch, fabulous scallop salad and a fish chowder would highly recommend. Friendly quick service.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

Delicious food and quick service. We had lobster Mac and cheese and the lobster roll, both nice and generous portions :) We also ordered the loaded fries which were good but not needed in addition to the meals. Good view of the sign from the...cafe.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023 via mobile

I've spent a week trying out various meals at Cafe Groats along with the local beers. This isn't a regular cafe. The food comes out well presented and tasty simular to a restaurant. The Lobster Mac&Cheese and the Scallops have to be favourites so far....Great food, fantastic view out to sea, staff always so happy and helpful. Look forward to returning again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

We have eaten at Cafe Groats many times this summer. We have had breakfast rolls, haddock and chips, seafood salads, burger meals and macaroni. All dishes have been very fresh and tasty. The coffee is good too. They will make a child sized portion for...younger eaters. The cafe is kept spotlessly clean and all staff are welcoming and friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5