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Cafe, Soups, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely cafe run by a super friendly family. The food and drinks are fabulous. Best hot chocolate we’ve ever had. Nelly the dog loved her little treats. A must visit if you pass through Poolewe. 😊

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in the Bridge Cottage Art Café after a wintery but beautiful walk along River Ewe and we felt it was the right choice the moment we walked through the door. The cakes (date slice and carrot cake) were absolutely delicious and the lattes...the best we had for a long time. The decoration was absolutely lovely (thanks to Ailsa for the mural) and the music very soothing. The fact that the café combines with an art gallery was an absolute treat. We definitely recommend venturing upstairs to browse the beautiful photos, paintings, textiles, mugs and notepads (all inspired by nature and the creation of the owners: Jennifer, Ailsa and Ian). And last but not least, thanks ever so much to Ailsa and Ian for giving us such a warm welcome. We wish you the very best in your new adventure in beautiful Wester Ross!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Had a Fantastic lunch today at the cozy Bridge Street cafe,Iains Lentil soup was amazing along with homemade sourdough bread,Also my husband had the local bacon and free-range egg roll what a brilliant atmosphere and lovely Home baking from Jennifer & Alisa a Brilliant wee...spot in the lovely village of poolewe . The Art Gallery up the stairs in the cafe is a must full of stunning pieces.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

Fantastic place. We struggled to find anywhere open on New Year's Eve whilst driving the NC500. What an amazing warm welcome this cafe offers. The food is just beautiful and the coffees amazing. Beautiful little art gallery upstairs and the toilets so clean. Best cafe...we visited on our route NC500!!!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

Great cozy little place with locals and some visitors. They're expanding their menu a bit, but the coffees are delicious, and cakes and scones and other goods are wonderful, baked in house by the owners' daughter, a gorgeous Scottish redhead, the vivacious Ilsa (sp?) who...makes everyone feel at home!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Great food, great coffee, lovely warm and friendly atmosphere. Come every Saturday for lunch. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

Delighted to report that the Bridge Cottage Art Cafe has re-opened under new management. Now run by Ailsa, Jennifer and Ian, we popped in on it's first day - excellent coffee, a date slice and GF Apple and Almond cake to die for. The cakes...are home-baked by Ailsa, and all looked amazing, Ian's tatty soup smelt delicious too, although we were too early in the day to try it. We will be back!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

Surprised to read some of the bad reviews here. We found this little gem on our NC 500 travels. Had the steak and ale pie and it was delicious. One of the best pies we’ve tasted. Wish we lived nearer so we could go regularly....The owner works so hard making all the pies and cakes herself. Definitely worth a stop by if you are in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023 via mobile

Delicious pies, fresh baked, and the most amazing cakes and tray bakes. Selection varies, but we enjoyed the Burns Pie (haggis, neeps and tarries) and the Hommity Pie. We had to have cakes, so enjoyed the peach Melba and a cinnamon knot. So good that...we had to also have some fresh passion fruit custard cake before we left. Lovely lady to chat to. Free parking opposite. Note that it is a takeaway, but does have a few tables to sit in, and clean public toilets (maintained by the village) opposite.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023

What a lovely friendly stop, sat inside and had a bacon,Brie and chutney pieinnis, absolutely delicious. Highly recommend stopping here, don’t listen to other reviews… try for yourselves you won’t be disappointed

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

Unfortunately I have to agree with the last few reviews on here. Food was terrible and basically inedible. Maybe that's why it's take away so you are far enough away when you realise how awful it is! Pies burnt and tasteless unless you like the...flavour of charcoal! Also quite expensive for what they were! I definitely would not returnMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

Awful. We visited this cafe regularly when in the area but hadn’t been since it was in new ownership. Poor menu, pies were inedible and even the hot chocolate was foul. Steak and ale pie was burnt and dried up. Goats cheese and beetroot pie...was disgusting, leaving a greasy film in my mouth and a horrible taste. All our food and drink went straight in the bin. I would never go there again!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

We have thoroughly enjoyed visiting this cafe in the past but were disappointed on our recent visit. When we last came it was just opening up and selling pies but we hoped the menu would have expanded by now to include sandwiches (which the menu...said may be available but they weren't), salads etc. We didn't enjoy the pies we had but to fair that may have been personal taste. A lot of the reviews on trip Adviser date from when this place was run by others and had very different menus. So, if you like small warm pies, this may be for you but we shall not be rushing back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 June 2023 via mobile

Visited here with family as have been in the past. It seems to be run by a lady now. When we arrived she was very rude and not welcoming at all. We ordered food and drinks. The pie we ordered was inedible! Burnt on the...bottom and very bland filling. Such a shame as this was a lovely little cafe in the past. Hopefully we just caught her on a bad day and things are usually better.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023

This tiny cafe with home made everything gets my vote. The pies are fantastic, especially the steak and ale. The choice of sweat treats is small but enough, I recommend the cherry custard tart. The owner is lovely, really wants people to appreciate her cooking....Good things come in small bundles. This is one.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Only guide dogs inside the cafe, but if the weather’s good there are tables outside where dogs are welcome
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Bridge Cottage Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5