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“Baked Goods Are Excellent, Sandwiches Need Work”

Coach House Coffee Shop
Ranked #1 of 1 Coffee & Tea in Luss
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$26
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Contemporary, quirky Scottish coffee shop set in the picturesque village of Luss, on the banks of Loch Lomond. Serving a wide range of coffees, teas, home baking and food from 10am to 5pm, 364 days per year. Lunch is served all day as we know many of our customers are travelling. A selection of our fabulous home made 'main meal soups' are always on offer with a hunk of locally baked bread. Stokies (large soft bread rolls) are filled with our own prepared fillings such as honey roast ham with redcurrant jelly. For something more substantial try our Quiche and coleslaw prepared from scratch on the premises, Salmon and Prawns, Haggis and Clapshot or Ciabatta breads prepared like pizzas. Our gift shop is filled with quirky Scottish sourced items !
Nassau, New Providence Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Baked Goods Are Excellent, Sandwiches Need Work”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

We flew all night across the Atlantic to Schipol Airport in Amsterdam, and then to Glasgow, and then drove along Loch Lomond. We were tired, hungry and looking for a guest house in an out of the way place. As we were driving along the carriageway, my partner says ... "Oh the village of Luss. It is a must see heritage village on Loch Lomond. We were not disappointed with the stunning architecture and the town that is a major tourist attraction yet a functioning town. A bit of a lunch was the order of the day.

Just down from the old church was the Coach House. It had been raining as it is wont to do in Scotland (continuously) and a genuine coal fire was burning in the brazier of the Coach House. The waiters were dressed in kilts. Many of the tables were trestle tables. The ambiance was warm with a modern/heritage fusion with a whimsical sheep thing going as far as decorations. Service was a little slow, because the place was packed.

We got a big pot of tea which was welcome and great. My partner had soup, scones and baked goods which she enjoyed immensely. I had a sandwich that turned out to be a bit of a horror. It was on a lovely large piece of bread. Most of the filling consisted of mayonnaise and grated yellow cheddar cheese. The cheese fell out when I lifted it, and soon the sandwich became a soggy greasy mess.

The bill was a little exorbitant. The atmosphere was wonderful. Stepping out on the inner patio, there was a wonderful view of the Scottish hills in the background.

The sandwich stayed with me, and repeated itself all along the Argyll Coast. I should have stuck to the baked goods.

  • Visited April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing cakes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2012

We visited during our stay in Luss for afternoon tea. The cakes are amazing! So many to choose from, large slices and taste great. The staff are lovely. Also has a great gift shop.

  • Visited October 2012
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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“Luss Coach House”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

Love this coffee shop, we go every New Years day.The Cream teas are lovely and the toliets are well equiped and clean. not been in toilets like this .The log fire is welcoming

  • Visited January 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Worth the detour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

We visited the Coffee House in 2006 and that afternoon tea became the benchmark by which all other teas have been compared! This summer we found ourselves driving to Inverness and careful planning meant we could enjoy a second visit. We were not disappointed by the menu, standard and quality and everyone around us commented on the size of their cakes, the depths of their bowls of soup and the generosity of their tea pots. Well worth the 20 mile detour and at £10 for 2 it was cheaper, more satisfying on the pocket and taste buds than the standard Costa Coffee at most motorway services.

  • Visited September 2012
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Carron, Fakirk United Kingdom
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“great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

this is a hidden gem the best home baking any where, great services from kilted waiters tartan cups and scones to die for, a must if yoy goto luss for a day out.

  • Visited August 2012
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