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54 High Street, Alness IV17 0SG, Scotland
+44 1349 882050
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Invergordon, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I have been here for lunch several times and have always had a good experience. There is a wide variety of choice and the prices are good, you get plenty of food for your money, at other cafes you can get the same lunch but it costs an extra £3 per person. The drinks choice is good too, nice coffee... More 

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Thank AnneN37
Scotland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Made welcome by staff. Cheery, helpful people who went out of their way to advise us on travel etc. Shame that more people dont use place..it is a definate hidden gem in Alness.

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Thank malikaScotland
Inverurie, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ended up in here for a late lunch and really enjoyed our milkshakes and panini. Good service and lovely lunch.

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1 Thank Fiona H
Inverness, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Visited with wife and Grandaughter. Very friendly and attentive staff. Food very good indeed and reasonably priced. No long wait for service. Recommended.

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Thank K S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Very friendly and fast efficient service , found this lovely place while visiting the area and wow what a cracking place the food was hot , fresh and exceptionally good and no lengthy waiting around . I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area , good food and good prices .

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Thank Angela D
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in for tea and cake after a long walk. Service was excellent, very friendly and helpful. Great milkshakes and ice creams for the kids and lovely cakes for the grown ups. Can heartily recommend it.

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Thank Lee H
Alness
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Go here at least once a week if not fortnightly. The owners are so nice and will make you whatever you wish to eat or drink. All food is great, generous portions and good prices and local to me. Love it.

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Thank Sharon M
Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I have been in many, many times! The service is exceptional! Everyone is always prompt and smily! The food is scrumptious, couldn't fault it, even if I wanted to. :)

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Thank mbain04
nr Inverness
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I've had breakfast here and an evening kebab. All have been good for what they ate. Not fine dining ☺ and not meant to be. But good for whst it is. Friendly staff and ckean premises

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Thank Rhonda S
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Pros - clean with friendly staff Con - Ordered their homemade "lasagne". As with Dark Energy and Dark Matter the "pasta" in their "lasagne" appeared to be invisble too, not a hint anywhere to be found. Apparently the explanation given was that the pasta is crumbled into tiny bits then sprinkled into the bolognese sauce...Hmm, done so well there wasn't... More 

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Thank lasagnelover2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 High Street, Alness IV17 0SG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ross and Cromarty  >  Alness
  • Phone Number: +44 1349 882050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?