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“Our favourite is the ginger crunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ben Lora Cafe

Ben Lora Cafe
Ranked #29 of 94 Restaurants in Oban
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Scottish
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Midhurst, United Kingdom
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“Our favourite is the ginger crunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Most cafes seem to be aimed either at locals or at tourists. Ben Lora welcomes both, and as tourists we never feel out of place. There are books to browse, as well, and cards and small gifts. The man in charge looks as though he spent a lifetime at sea before taking on the cafe, but here he is being pleasant to tourists such as us, surrounding himself with attractive young waitresses who are equally friendly. We have been visiting for several years now, just for coffee and cake in the afternoon, but the lunch menu looks delicious as well. There is an impressive display of cakes and tray-bakes, but one of our favourites (not seen in most cafes) is the ginger crunch. One year this wasn't on offer, and we asked the old sea-dog about it. It appeared that he simply took what "she" chose to bake, and that year she chose not to bake it. To make our point we asked about it two or three times. Perhaps he had a quiet word with "her" because next year it was back on the menu.

P.S. He probably isn't an old sea-dog at all. Sorry, Mr. Ben Lora

  • Visited July 2014
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Great hot chocolate and awesome sticky toffee pudding”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

We happened on this cafe between Oban and fort William and popped in for a coffee and cake. Great little place reasonable price and good food and drink.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Good cuppa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Nice little cafe with very friendly service. It has a good choice on the menu and the prices care acceptable. Worth a visit.

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Oban, United Kingdom
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“Great coffee stop!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Great coffee and fantastic homemade scones and cakes. Don't miss the carrot cake and paradise cake....delicious!

  • Visited July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“a cafe worth visiting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Didn't want to cook after a long day touring Mull, so popped into this cafe in Benderloch, having passed it several times.
It was early evening mid week, but place was well patronised.
It boasted home made soup, and this soup, (lentil) really was home made. That, and a toasted ham sandwich and a glass of red wine set me up for the evening.
Will visit again before we go home at the weekend and maybe try their Greek salad

  • Visited June 2014
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