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The Coffee Stop

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29 High Street, Rothesay, Scotland
+44 1700 505545
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (10 reviews)
“sandwiches” (12 reviews)
Open Now
09:30 - 16:30 Hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
29 High Street, Rothesay, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Nice cosy little cafe overlooking castle ruins lovely coffee and toasted teacake and albert sponge,victoria sponge's husband

Thank pandpDurham
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Cheesecake heaven for me..... best ever! It has become a bit of ritual for us now when visiting the Isle Of Bute to lunch in the The Coffee Stop. The food is great, freshly prepared to order. Very reasonably priced. We had the special roast...More

Thank sandra p
Kim C, Owner at The Coffee Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Such a great review which we appreciate! It is a great pleasure to see visitors not only return to Rothesay but to our little cafe! We are fortunate to live on a beautiful island with lovely locals who will always make you feel welcome when...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

We would highly recommend lunch here. Three of us called in The Coffee Stop for lunch after we had been swimming in the local pool, we always do when staying at The Glenburn Hotel. We love this little cafe. The staff are lovely and the...More

Thank sandra p
Kim C, Owner at The Coffee Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thanks so much for the great review & for posting your photo of our cheesecake! Where possible we use local produce from McIntyre Butchers & McAlister milk & cream to ensure our freshly made to order sandwiches and daily baked cakes are of excellant quality....More

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

If you visit Bute the best place to go for a cuppa is The Coffee Stop. We can honestly say their soya latte is the best We have had. The staff are very friendly and make you feel so welcome. We will definitely be back.More

1  Thank lorrainelilian
Kim C, Manager at The Coffee Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you for the great review! Not many people realise we have Soya milk available so am extra pleased you mentioned it! Using an Italian Verona bean, we aim to ensure our customer coffee experience at The Coffee Stop is outstanding! The team value your...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

It has been a very long time since I was in here. Probably about 5 years. I heard a friend of mine would be in there so I decided to pop in and say hello, also have some lunch while I was in there. I...More

1  Thank Travel_Teddybears
Kim C, Manager at The Coffee Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you for the great review! As we are different owners from your last visit we're glad you had the opportunity to pop in & that your experience was good. We aim to ensure all customers returning to catch up with the previous owners, as...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We were visiting the ilse of bute for the bank holiday weekend. We popped in for lunch and a coffee. Welcomed by Very friendly staff which gave the place a warm and welcoming environment. Our order was taken and we choose the daily sandwich special...More

Thank david635888978
Kim C, Owner at The Coffee Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you for your great review! Reviews like these are very important to small independent cafes and it's good to know you enjoyed your experience with us. Our daily sandwich is always popular, the pork you had is supplied by our local butchers; McIntyres. We...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Much like Rothesay itself this café has seemingly not progressed beyond the mid-1970s. Whereas Rothesay projects this stasis with an element of nostalgic charm, The Coffee Stop does not. It is clearly proud of its place in the community, having old pages of "The Buteman"...More

1  Thank ScottyMac1986
Kim C, Owner at The Coffee Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

We are sorry you did not appreciate our decor in our small cafe of Rothesay memorabilia. Generally this prompts a number of discussions especially as the majority of the items are originals. I fail to understand how you justify one star based on this? Maybe...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Without question the rudest staff I've ever had the misfortune to meet. Bute is beautiful- do yourself a favour and don't ruin it by going here. My daughter (6 years old) cried because the "mean lady swore a lot". Just stay clear.More

2  Thank Rossco_edin
Kim C, Owner at The Coffee Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

This review has completely shocked me! We are a small family establishment that take pride in the service we supply to both our locals (to whom a number bring their children in) and visitors, also with children! There was a child in with her family...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

Stopped here on our bike ride, soaking wet and cold. Friendly welcome from the staff and clearly well used by the locals. Chicken noodle soup was delicious. Coffee & cake also great. First time we've been offered a 'real' americano with a jug of hot...More

Thank Jennifer B
Kim C, Owner at The Coffee Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit to our little cafe and the appreciation of our Americano! We strive to detach ourselves from the big brands like Starbucks & Costa's and promote independent small businesses; a few to be found in Rothesay!

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Located near the castle this little Coffe Stop is pleasure to experience. We often have a light lunch here when on holiday at The Glenburn. It's a little cafe with a big character. It has some interesting photographs on the walls. The staff are welcoming...More

3  Thank sandra p
Kim C, Owner at The Coffee Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

What a great review, thank you! Ellis has only owned the cafe for a short time and this type of acknowledgement boosts his confidence and promotes the shop! Please let us know when you are back in Rothesay as it would be nice to say...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$4
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 High Street, Rothesay, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Isle of Bute  >  Rothesay
  • Phone Number: +44 1700 505545
This is a small family run coffee shop serving home made soup, freshly prepared sandwiches and a selection of home made cakes.
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