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“Disappointed in staff attitude” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mountain Cafe

Mountain Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$19
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: We use some of Scotland's best local produce to create healthy, wholesome & interesting food with a Kiwi twist. We opened our doors in 2004 and have been gaining awards and accolades for our antipodean style coffees, delicious breakfasts, superb lunches & fresh home baking ever since. Our service is friendly & casual with a professional team from all over the world. The café offers excellent views of the Cairngorm Mountains - enjoy our balcony area during summer and the cosy log burner to sit by during the winter months. All the pictures are of our food - why not come in and sample our hospitality when you are in the area next?
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Disappointed in staff attitude”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Myself and friends went here on recommendation from a local. We were informed we could be seated but at different tables which was not a problem for us. However, we were then left to stand on the stairs and were blatantly ignored for some time. After discussion and the assumption we were wasting our time we walked out and went to Papa Rock and were seated straight away. I could understand if we were a rowdy bunch however we simply wanted a bite to eat for lunch. Won't be back!

  • Visited May 2014
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Watchet, United Kingdom
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“worth waiting for..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Worth waiting in a queue for a table,( loads of local ads to read) But every table has a stunning view of the Cairngorms and the food was excellent. We didn't sample the cakes, but they too looked spectacular! Will definitely re- visit....

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent fresh and delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

We stopped off in Aviemore on our way to Inverness. We didn't have high expectations, but were surprised by an excellent lunch. I had the smoked haddock and salmon chowder and my husband chose a tuna and dill mayonnaise sandwich. Both were excellent, the bread was delicious and the portions very generous. Good coffee too. We were impressed that the menu showed details of allergens (gluten, dairy etc) and indicated which recipes could be adapted.
We arrived at a busy lunchtime and were warned that our meals might take some time. Our coffees turned up very quickly and the food within 15 minutes so we were very impressed with the kitchen. Definitely a recommended lunch stop!

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Wow - cakes!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for a coffee on the drive down from orkney to Edinburgh. The tea was great but the cakes were amazing - tasty and huge, supplying the sugar we needed to get home!!!

Visited May 2014
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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“Great lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

A trip to Aviemore isn't the same without a visit to Mountain Cafe. We went for lunch on our last day and were not disappointed with the food. The kiddies lunch is great for wee ones with a wrap, fruit (Apple, grapes, blueberries & strawberries), yoghurt, cheese& bit of cake & marshmallows. I had corn pancakes & feta stack which is lovely & other half had a wrap. Food was so good. Service however wasn't as good with no one checking if everything was ok/ if we needed anything else or clearing the empty plates after finishing.

You do get the feeling of not being settled as there are people waiting on the stairs for tables. However the staff do not hurry you out. The service although not bad was not what it should be given the exceptional food.

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