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Mountain Cafe

111 Grampian Rd, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812473
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Ranked #5 of 46 restaurants in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
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?
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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have returned continually to beat the daily peak-time queues on the stairs, to enjoy the best breakfast in Scotland. Visited on numerous occasions to sample the brilliant unusual breakfast choices that the legendary mountain has to offer! Well worth a visit if in the area, the cake selection on display is fabulous & all homemade I believe. Staff are... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Got in just in time as the queues are regularly all the way down the stairs. I now know why. The food is amazing, service excellent and there's a great range of options. Will definitely go back.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Just love this wee cafe! Visited on many an occasions, but never (yet!) For lunch or dinner. We have experienced a fantastic breakfast, with all family's tastebuds catered for. Mostly we have visited for cake and coffee. The choice is phenomenal, and the portions huge. All the food is homemade, fresh and locally tasty. This is a must do every... More

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Kinnesswood
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I've eaten here quite a few times now. Stopped off on our way North this evening for a meal and we were not disappointed. My Moroccan Chicken salad was fantastic. Great food, home baking and coffee. Friendly service. NB. Can be busy and you may have to queue!

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you love cakes and don't mind a queuing its well worth the wait. We had lunch a couple of times and also bought takeaway food as well. The sandwiches were lovely and a large choice of drinks to choose from, not just the usual tea and coffee (lovely Smoothie and iced coffee!!) The place is small hence why it... More

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Goole, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We've eaten here many times now on our Scotland holidays. We managed three times this holiday! Almost always very busy and all three times we had to queue on the stairs for a table despite going at a time which was previously slightly quieter. Well worth queuing for though. The staff never stop - they must be shattered when they... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The village of Aviemore has long needed a resurgence in the food and drink facilities and with places like the Mountain cafe it is finally beginning to do this. Ideally located in the heart of town it's a great medium sized cafe with fast service and very nice food and generally well presented. Good value for money. The portion sizes... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Have eaten at the Mountain Cafe quite a few times now with family over the past 2 years. Sometimes there is a wait for a table and the food to arrive when seated. Sometimes the service is not quite as good as it should be. BUT I have to say that the food is wonderful and I applaud their ethos... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

MMM MMM MMM get the millionaires short cake, well worth the £3 and in second place OMG the chocolate slice, we had it with cranberry and orange, amazing!!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It is worth the wait as during the summer there is often a wait on the stairs to be seated, but this is to be expected. Today I had the sweet corn fritters which were delicious and my partner had the falafel wrap. We shared a bowl of chips too which were nicely seasoned. Always worth a visit on holiday... More

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