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“Best breakfast in Scotland”
5 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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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, 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?
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Best breakfast in Scotland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

We got into the cafe before the lunchtime rush and got seated straight away. Cooked breakfasts all round. Delicious food and friendly service. We will definitely return.

  • Visited August 2014
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“Best coffee in a long time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Trust me its worth the wait if there is a queue... Coffee is fantastic, food is brilliant and the home-baking really is made on the premises and is as good as it looks... Enjoy, we did and will again!

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Good breakfast, poor service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Great food but visit spoilt by the slow and slightly grumpy service. Even though the food was great, service would put me off visiting again.

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“Good food but . . . ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Having heard so many good reports about the mountain cafe and this visit being my 4th attempt at getting a table I was left disappointed. Perhaps if it hadn't been built up so much by others I may have felt differently. On sitting down it took over 25 mins to get our coffees (not what you want first thing on a Sunday morning), food was good (breakfast) but not sure if service and wait are worth it. Probably won't return. Had children with us and felt like we were being ignored - people that were seated after us getting their orders taken and drinks/food arriving before ours. It was beginning to feel frustrating. Eventually I had to get off my seat and ask for our order to be taken which it then was. Even paying was a slow struggle.

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Dundee, Scotland
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“Lovely food.....worth the wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We've been here several times as a stop off on our way north, usually just for a cuppa. It never fails to please with fantastic scones and a huge range of home-baked amazing cakes. It can be very busy but is worth the wait. Service can be a bit slow - our visit last week was late afternoon on a Tuesday and although the cafe had several empty tables we still had to wait quite a while for tea and scones. Hoping to try something from the breakfast or lunch menu next time. Great views and a large balcony with outdoor seating. Highly recommended!

  • Visited August 2014
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