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Small talk

54 Harbour Street, Irvine KA12 8PY, Scotland
+44 1294 271994
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (50 reviews)
“cakes” (62 reviews)
“soup” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
54 Harbour Street, Irvine KA12 8PY, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to this charming cafe/restaurant yesterday We picked a very busy time Short wait to be seated and served from a fairly extensive menu Cauliflower cream soup was delicious and piping hot! Sandwich and tea also. All "passing food" looked so appetising Quick...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank louisewglw
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This is a favourite spot for lunch or coffee and cake. The extensive menu is well priced and the homemade cakes are to die for. I defy anyone to walk past the display and not try one. Staff are great and always make time to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cairolass_12
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Regularly pop in for takeaway lunch. homemade soup with bread and finished off with something from the cake counter. Huge choice of delicious home baking. It’s always busy whether sitting in or taking out. Highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lesley G
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The food here is always good. Home baking is delicious. Good service and friendly staff. Lovely view of the harbour.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dorothy1701
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Upon entering you are welcomed straight away by friendly staff. There's a great variety of cakes and sandwiches, panini's and baked potatoes. Everyday your treated to a delicious choice of 2 or 3 homemade soups with thick sliced bread, enough to warm anyone up. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Karen C
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

First visit we made was to meet friends and we were all struck by the warm friendly atmosphere. It was busy but for good reason. The staff were attentive and friendly, the service was quick and the food was great. Been back a few times....More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Feebabe
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Small Talk was very busy which speaks of it’s popularity. Service speedy and efficient. All of the cakes and pastries looked homemade and delicious, you would have a tough time choosing only one. Will certainly come back here when in the area.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Carole S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Best place in town to sit and enjoy the lovely coffee or a light lunch. My friend had a buffet for her daughter's baby shower, absolutely fabulous what a spread

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank jessie m
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We were welcomed into Small Talk with open arms and enjoyed delicious coffees and some food for breakfast. Will recommend this place to everyone! Thank you.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Natalie E
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I've never had anything less than great food here and the desserts are amazing. Service is great too.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jmomakes
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Questions & Answers
Alexander N
16 October 2018|
Response from kazzakaz |
Hi, yes they do and very well with a good selection of delicious food.
12 August 2016|
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Response from juliebN5047SV | Reviewed this property |
930 till 430
Linda H
18 November 2015|
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Response from Lesley F | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they do as catering is a big part of their business. They catered two parties for our family and both times were great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Harbour Street, Irvine KA12 8PY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  North Ayrshire  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +44 1294 271994
Small talk is a small coffee/tea shop at harbourside in Irvine. They provide A really good breakfast and lunch and the cakes are all home made. The view of the harbour is lovely too. The staff are great and provide great service, nothing is too much trouble.
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