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Cairngorm Leaf & Bean

Old Military Way A939 | Dava School House, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3PU, Scotland
+44 1309 651265
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Overview
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good8%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“carrot cake” (3 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (4 reviews)
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LOCATION
Old Military Way A939 | Dava School House, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3PU, Scotland
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

The coffee is outstanding. Understand, this is coffee for the purist. There's no latte, cappucino or anything like that. We're talking about the right beans expertly roasted by Andy, expertly brewed by Sharon into a ravishing drink. I had a cheese scone with butter with...More

Thank Lewis T
Sharon W, Owner at Cairngorm Leaf & Bean, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hi lewisthomson11 Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a fabulous review; your kind words and compliments mean a lot to us. Delighted you enjoyed the baking and more importantly appreciated the way we serve the coffee (with a difference)...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Nice to have a destination when out for a drive. Thoroughly recommend this place for the most wonderful selection of coffee, and a few select teas, not to mention the Home bakes (banana bread was fab). Been twice in a week and will be back...More

Thank rovcallum
ShazzaW50, Owner at Cairngorm Leaf & Bean, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hi rovcallum Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review and we are delighted that you enjoyed the School House. We always enjoy the scenery around the School House and feel very privileged to be able to share...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I'm writing this whilst sitting in the Cairngorm Leaf and Bean coffee shop at Dava School House. I may never leave! I am a self confessed tea Jenny but have been turned by the taste of 'true' coffee from the wide range offered by Cairngorm...More

Thank midgemagnet
Sharon W, Owner at Cairngorm Leaf & Bean, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Hi midgemagnet Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a fabulous review. Thank you so much for dropping into the coffee lounge; it was an absolute pleasure to see you again and we are so pleased you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Loved this café - from the coffee to the cake to the owner who could not have been more helpful. A great find to which we would return on our next trip to the Cairngorms.More

Thank SusieAnders
ShazzaW50, Owner at Cairngorm Leaf & Bean, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Hi SusieAnders Thank you for visiting our wee coffee lounge at Dava School House and for taking the time to write us such a fabulous review. Andy and I are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and appreciated our 'different approach' to serving and enjoying...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

The best cheese scones ever, soup was very good, tea was fine, coffee was disappointing! however that may have been my poor choosing. I personally felt the whole thing was too complicated, not only a wide choice of coffee but three or four different ways...More

Thank nessy22121
ShazzaW50, Owner at Cairngorm Leaf & Bean, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi nessy22121 Thank you for visiting our Coffee Lounge at Dava School House and for taking the time to write us a review; we appreciate all feedback and use it to develop our business. I am sorry you felt our approach was 'complicated'. We are...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

We were passing by at around lunch so popped in for a quick coffee. We were greeted so warmly by Sharon that we decided to stay for a light bite of lunch as well! The range of coffees on offer is very good. Unusually, the...More

Thank KingDad007
ShazzaW50, Owner at Cairngorm Leaf & Bean, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi Kingdad007 Thank you so much for visiting the School House and for taking the time to write us such a fantastic review. Your enjoyment of your visit and appreciation of our 'wee coffee lounge with a difference' is very evident in your review -...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

My partner and I visited the Coffee Lounge during our visit to Scotland. We were greeted at the door and Andy and Sharon were perfect hosts. They discussed the coffee menu with us as well as the serving suggestions - Dava Blend was our choice...More

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Thank vivf461
ShazzaW50, Owner at Cairngorm Leaf & Bean, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Hi vivf461 Thank you so much for visiting the Coffee Lounge at Dava School House and for writing such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere, I know you mentioned it at the time you visited, and look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Went to the Dava School House for the second time and was majorly disappointed! Went in and another couple went in a few minutes behind us and they ended up walking out because the service was horrendous. We went in to the café and it...More

2  Thank youngone6
ShazzaW50, Owner at Cairngorm Leaf & Bean, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Dear Youngone6 Thank you for taking the time to visit Dava School House and for your review; we welcome all reviews which we use to develop our business. First I will apologise for the delay in responding to your review, despite the clear message in...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a tea and coffee along the way to our destination. We were lost since our navigation lost the signal and we felt fortunate to come across the lovely cafe. The husband and wife team converted an old school house and they...More

Thank Sunnydene
ShazzaW50, Owner at Cairngorm Leaf & Bean, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi Sunnydene Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review; it was an absolute pleasure to welcome you to the School House and so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We take pride in the local knowledge we have...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

I have to say that I love good coffee. Imagine my delight that when entering the old schoolroom, I discovered that there was no latte or cappuccino available but instead a range of beans and three different brew methods. Wow! We took the recommendation of...More

Thank Rural-traveller
ShazzaW50, Owner at Cairngorm Leaf & Bean, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you 'Rural-traveller' for your very complimentary review; Andy and I are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the School House. You are absolutely right in your summary as to why we were low on our selected cakes when you visited, we had had...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 15:00
Friday
10:30 - 15:00
Saturday
10:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Military Way A939 | Dava School House, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3PU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Grantown-on-Spey
  • Phone Number: +44 1309 651265
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Description
Coffee lounge serving artisan coffee, home bakes and light lunches in the 1854 restored school room.
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