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“What a hidden gem”

Cafe Circa at the Atrium
Ranked #21 of 45 Restaurants in Callander
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$15
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Cafe Circa at the Atrium is a smart table service licenced restaurant, newly refurbished and spacious with comfortable seating and couches. The relaxing warm dining room has a great ambiance and nice views of Ben Ledi and the Crags. The food is freshly prepared and cooked to order, gluten free dining is the norm not the exception. Our menu is small and seasonal, guaranteed fresh. We use quality meats from an award winning local butcher and fresh Scottish landed fish from award winning local fish monger. The Home baking is done in-house daily and won a Scottish baking award last year.
Dundee, United Kingdom
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“What a hidden gem”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

This lovely airy and bright little restaurant is within an outdoor clothing shop and you could easily miss it...and that would be a shame.
The staff are lovely ladies bustling about their duties in this busy wee place. The food is freshly cooked..I had the haddock coujons in a beer batter with salad and chips and it was excellent. The only gripe would be that there were a few bones. The dessert I chose was mandarin and ginger roulade with cream or ice cream....mmmm, yummy! To finish I had a pottery pot of tea out of which I had 3 cups (£1.30 for the pot).
Excellent value all round...would definately go back

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Nice Cafe But Variable Food”
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We visited 3 times during our weeks holiday with mixed results. The cafe itself is very nice located above an equally nice shop selling walking gear. The kids liked their panini's and the soups were also a hit but the quiche was revolting and cakes were a bit of a let down. So you could probably do a lot worse, but I think there are also other better places to try in Callander with higher trip advisor ratings.

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Bridge of Allan, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Home-Baking”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

I have visited the Atrium Cafe many times and I love it. It has a great selection of Home-baking ranging from Lemon Meringue and Paradise Slice to Chocolate Cake and Cheesecake to name only a few. The menu offers a wide choice and also offers a children's section and for those that desire the Atrium Cafe also offers gluten free. It is one of the few places that actually offers a proper bowl of hot tasty home-soup of which there is usually two to choose from and the "Two course lunch" available is very appealing and is great value for money. The Seating area itself is very nicely decorated, light and spacious. The Staff are very professional with tables being cleared quickly and behind the counter runs at a very smooth and steady pace. I will continue to visit.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Corrine W
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Went for lunch on a damp day out & had the most delicious Haggis, Neaps & Tatties in a Whisky Cream Sauce, Wow!! Just wish we'd had room for one of their desserts.The place is light & bright & the staff friendly & welcoming. The service was very good & at £18.00 for two lunches, one wine & a coffee a bargain.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank jillian221
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Whitburn, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Organised Chaos”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Was in the Atrium Cafe on January 2nd on our way back from Oban and yet again the service was not well organised. They staff were running around like headless chickens, unsure if they had soup and then there was none and suddenly there was loads. The place was very busy, some tables were piled with plates and customers were wandering around trying to find spaces and chairs. When we eventually got our sandwiches they were ok then we were told they had soup so it came next - confused. Had a similar experience the last time I was in the Atrium and things have not improved much, hopefully it will get better.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank David G
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