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Active Cafaidh

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Grampian Road, Aviemore, Scotland
01479 780 000
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Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
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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Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Best breakfast in aviemore

We breakfast often here and they are always friendly and welcoming and very accomadating if you want to change the breakfast which is excellent value and prepared freshly with proper ingredient s.i have not had the porridge but it looks good!the eggs and bacon are excellent as is the view and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Pat W
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We breakfast often here and they are always friendly and welcoming and very accomadating if you want to change the breakfast which is excellent value and prepared freshly with proper ingredient s.i have not had the porridge but it looks good!the eggs and bacon are excellent as is the view and atmosphere very alpine.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Had a very early morning visit here and lovely staff made us great coffees and giant bacon rolls with really thick bacon and it was brilliant! Lovely wood burner and comfy sofas and cosyness made if great set up to our day! Thanks

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This Cafe has a cosy & relaxing atmosphere, comfortable chairs, lovely views, AMAZING cakes, hearty & filling meals and good service. I absolutely loved it and I can't wait to take my friends & family.

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Chester
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Visited here in August at tail end of hurricane Bertha...tired and hungry and looked like road kill.....staff didn't bat an eyelid and were very welcoming. Brilliant options for a mixed party of vegetarians and meat eaters. Food tasty, served quickly by really friendly staff who couldn't have been more helpful. Cake and good coffee is our family "thing". The portions... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visit the AC every time we are in the area and it is VERY difficult to fault it....staff are great; atmosphere (and views) brilliant; meals/snacks/cakes just superb and ALL at a very reasonable price. Well done and more of the same please!!

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I just had a hot chocolate here and really enjoyed the ambience. It was a lovely place to sit and recover from the day of ski lessons.

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Carrbridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have been going in to this restaurant now for a few years and have to say that it consistently meets a very high standard. The food is cooked fresh, from local produce. The baking is absolutely lovely, and the staff are so pleasant. Craig - the restaurant manager is a star who is genuinely interested in everyone who visits... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

After reading reviews about how good the active cafe's big breakfast was my husband & I couldn't wait to have one. When we pulled up the cafe looked like it was in darkness but we went up anyway. There were 2 members of staff on and when we asked for food the pointed to the sandwich menus-we asked about breakfast... More 

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

Dear Ray-JayS Thank you for taking the time to review Active Cafaidh. On reading your comments it is clear that our conversation at the counter has been some what confusing. On your request for food it was pointed out that breakfast menu's were on the table, lunch above the counter. You did indeed order Fully Active Breakfasts ans as there... More 

Aviemore, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Went to this place this morning with my hubby and sister in law.The food was cooked fresh and to order.The bacon on the full breakfast was lovely as was the eggs,and sausages,and they give you real toast,thick tasty slices,not thin white toast.The staff were friendly and welcoming.WELL DONE GUYS,will b back.

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

Thank you for visiting Active Cafaidh and taking the time to review. Our aim is to give all our customers an experience that makes like no other, fine food , coffee and cakes to die for, all served while you sit and relax, taking in the stunning views of the Cairngorm Mountains. Again, thank you for your kind words and... More 

Abergele, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Very relaxed atmosphere, with free wifi :-). Food was tasty and everyone else's looked well presented. We only stopped for a cake and tea, but there was a tasty menu with burgers and platters.

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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. We take pride in all our food to make sure you, our customer can just sit and relax taking in the stunning Cairngorm Mountains, browse our huge book selection or simply get lost in a world of traditional Scottish music playing in the background. Again, thank... More 

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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 - 15
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Scottish, Continental, Soups

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

Questions & Answers

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