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Active Cafaidh

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International, Vegetarian, Soups, Scottish
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Grampian Road, Aviemore, Scotland
01479 780 000
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Active Cafaidh (Gaelic for Cafe) is the unique place in Aviemore to meet...
Active Cafaidh (Gaelic for Cafe) is the unique place in Aviemore to meet, eat & relax. Experience a friendly relaxed atmosphere and outstanding mountain views. Our food is all freshly prepared using the finest quality Scottish produce. Menu options include delicious savoury crepes, venison burgers, daring omelettes and hearty mountain platters with fresh soups prepared daily and superb coffee & home baking. We always have selections for people with special diets. Take time to browse our bookshop and Scottish music collection. The cafaidh has free Wi-Fi and 2 public access computers. We are available for private functions and are fully licensed offering a range of drinks including local beers, whisky cocktails & wines.Relax and enjoy the Active Cafaidh experience!
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  • 38
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  • 6
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great activities and nice staff

Great activity days or weeks to be had here with white water rafting, gorge scrambling, mountain biking etc. the staff and instructors are very nice and very helpful. They have a nice cafe and they hire out and sell equipment for all the usual activities. Right in the centre of Aviemore it is easy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
April M
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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Scotland, United Kingdom
2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great activity days or weeks to be had here with white water rafting, gorge scrambling, mountain biking etc. the staff and instructors are very nice and very helpful. They have a nice cafe and they hire out and sell equipment for all the usual activities. Right in the centre of Aviemore it is easy to access and if you go... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were here around 18 months ago and enjoyed a lovely venison burger. So I decided to go for the same again, not cheap at £8.95, but worth it last visit. What a difference this time. A single burger on an overdry/toasted bun, tiny amount of coleslaw, onion relish and cheese. Very disappointed this time, won't rush back again.

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Measham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

This is my second visit, in fact we made a point of revisiting because last time was excellent, I have rated Very good but was only really good, sorry but this visit was not memorable. Food was average I had haggis potato different but quite dry. One important point is the toilet needs improvement it is very run down,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Friendly and comfortable cafe. It doesn't serve full breakfasts but does a great bacon roll and a decent coffee.

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Active A, CAFAIDH SENIOR at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Active Cafaidh. Although there seems to be some confusion as our Breakfast Menu clearly visible on all our tables. Full cooked breakfast, Scrambled Eggs & Salmon, Continental Breakfasts....pop in on your next visit and browse our extensive breakfast & lunch menu. Thanks again for taking the time to review and we look... More 

York, United Kingdom
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212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This little cafe is located above a sports shop towards the end of the main drag in Aviemore, near to the SYHA. We popped in for lunch one day. It was ok but nowhere special. Tomato & basil soup was nice enough, as was the cheese scone I devoured. Coffee just so so. Staff are friendly but there's no real... More 

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Active A, CAFAIDH SENIOR at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Active Cafaidh, however i am saddened you did not have the experience all of customers rate us so highly for, All of our staff are trained to a high standard in the art of coffee making and are in fact quite renowned for our top quality coffee both locally and beyond, as... More 

Burghead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had a fun day on the hills and though there were 13 of us we were served quickly. The home made scones were magic and after a day out it was great to get a pot of tea or coffee. Great service and made to feel welcome. Thank you

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Active A, CAFAIDH SENIOR at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Active Cafaidh and as ever we value all our customers support and look forward to your next visit More 

Norway, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you are a coffee lover this is the place where you can find good quality coffee, we stop here as much as we can ( while in the area) and we'll keep stopping here .Rolls are good value for money too ,1 roll is large enough to feed two people.Relaxing coffee shop.Nice views too.

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Active A, CAFAIDH SENIOR at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Active Cafaidh and as ever we value all our customers support and look forward to your next visit More 

Ayrshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

On our stay at Aviemore we went to this cafe a variety of times. The lunch was really tasty and no waiting time at all to be served. We attended again for breakfast because we were so impressed with cafe. If you are in Aviemore get yourself to this place! Fab food, staff are attentive and you won't wait long... More 

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Active A, CAFAIDH SENIOR at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our fantastic Cafaidh and as ever value all our customers and look forward to your next visit More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Always enjoy our visits to Active Cafiadh. Good food and relaxing atmosphere with free wifi. Breakfast are also very good. Great value and highly recommended.

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Active A, CAFAIDH SENIOR at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our fantastic Cafaidh and as ever we value all our customers and look forward to your next visit More 

Dalkeith, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great stop off for food / coffee. Prices reasonable for area and portion sizes good. Waiting times for food to be served were good. The food itself was very tasty and coffee was excellent (Americano). Looking forward to my next visit.

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Active A, Cafaidh Senior at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to Active Cafaidh and taking the time to review. It is always pleasing to hear customers leave happy and with a positive experience we are widely known for More 

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Additional Information about Active Cafaidh

Address: Grampian Road, Aviemore, Scotland
Phone Number: 01479 780 000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Aviemore
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 16
Cuisine: International, Vegetarian, Soups, Scottish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Grampian Road, Aviemore, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: 01479 780 000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 16
  • Cuisine: International, Vegetarian, Soups, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Active Cafaidh (Gaelic for Cafe) is the unique place in Aviemore to meet, eat & relax. Experience a friendly relaxed atmosphere and outstanding mountain views. Our food is all freshly prepared using the finest quality Scottish produce. Menu options include delicious savoury crepes, venison burgers, daring omelettes and hearty mountain platters with fresh soups prepared daily and superb coffee & home baking. We always have selections for people with special diets. Take time to browse our bookshop and Scottish music collection. The cafaidh has free Wi-Fi and 2 public access computers. We are available for private functions and are fully licensed offering a range of drinks including local beers, whisky cocktails & wines.Relax and enjoy the Active Cafaidh experience!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?