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Active Cafaidh

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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: 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

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Great cafe in Aviemore

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
David J
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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Dalkeith, Scotland, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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 

Stonehaven, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I visited this cafe recently on a visit to Aviemore. It was a Saturday lunchtime and everywhere else was busy so we thought we would give this another try (our first one not being a great experience but everywhere deserves a second chance!). Before opening the door we could see that it was empty apart from one another couple -... More 

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

First of all thank you for taking the time to review our Cafaidh. However i am saddened you did not have the experience all our other customers rate us so highly for. Regarding your "overwhelming smell of damp" comment, as we are a well run food establishment and by law have to stick to strict rules and regulations set by... More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Called in qith our 2yo and had a nice time watching the trains go by. We soup and also we gad some very tasty salmon crepes. Treated ourselves to sone yummy home made cakes as well. The burgers are a bit pricey and they cone without chips but everything else was spot on. Friendly staff too :-)

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Stopped by today after getting soaked by all the Highland elements could throw in a day in March. So pleased I did...... ***GLUTEN and DAIRY FREE CAKE*** a HUGE plus for me: and it was l-o-v-e-l-y. Sticky, caramel, fruity, with a hint of marmalade.... Nice selection of cakes for non-coeliacs too. In fact the biggest carrot cake I've ever seen-a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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 1 - 15
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Continental, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?