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“Worth the detour”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Carolyns Cafe - CLOSED

Carolyns Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$9
Cuisines: American, Cafe, British, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Carolyns cafe oban is a small family run business,serving everything from homemade soups and baking to breakfasts and main meals.A selection of freshly ground coffees and hot drinks.Children are very welcome also.
Scotland
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Worth the detour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Carolyn's is easy to miss, up a narrow street with pedestrian access only (beside the discount shoe shop). It's worth lookinig for if you need a caffeine boost, and better value than some of the more obvious places around the ferry terminal. The tables are tightly packed in so it could get claustrophobic when it's really busy. The staff were very friendly and actually knew how to vary the standard way of making coffee to suit what we had asked for - seems obvious but a lot of coffee places can't cope with this.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Craigellachie60
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Oban, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good old cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

great breakfasts and home made steak pie,what else do you want from a cafe?Both ourselves and the kids had a huge breakfast and it was extremely good value

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Lorne W
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Scotland
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Lovely Breakfast!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

My friend and I had breakfast at Carolyn's Cafe whilst staying in Oban for the weekend.

We stayed in Lorne View B&B which is also operated by Carolyn and this is where we came for our breakfast, which was included in the room rate.

My friend and I really enjoyed our breakfast in this cosy cafe. Excellent food selection available and service was friendly.

I would definitely visit again in the future.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank ladyh83
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Oban, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“What a great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

I live in Oban and I am so happy that there is such an excellent place to have breakfast. It's always open from a reasonable time in the morning which is amazing for Oban and a real credit to the hard work and dedication of the owner Carolyn. And she really will do eggs the way you want them!

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank petermact
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“brillant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

popped in to this café for a breakfast after a hard night and what great service we received the staff was so nice and when the food arrived we knew we had made a good choice ,,if your ever in Oban put this place in your to do list , price was very reasonable and staff was excellent especially Shaun will definitely be back

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank davieandlorna
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