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Active Cafaidh

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International, British, 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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    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
Excellent lunches

Had lunch here twice during a recent visit to Aviemore. Excellent healthy soups and scones, great sandwiches and lovely cakes. Loads of choice, and service is fast and friendly. Family friendly but peaceful! Will definitely be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
MandM192
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here twice during a recent visit to Aviemore. Excellent healthy soups and scones, great sandwiches and lovely cakes. Loads of choice, and service is fast and friendly. Family friendly but peaceful! Will definitely be back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Me and friends recently booked a day of Sea Kayaking with Active Outdoor Pursuits and in the description says either be taken to the West Coast or Moray Coast and when we arrived we were told we don't get taking to the sea, we are going to a Loch...We still had a fantastic day but disappointed as we are yet... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I stopped in here recently during the GOTR festival. We were in need of some good coffee, warm cooked food and a place to relax and Active Cafaidh fulfilled all the criteria and more. Staff were smiling and helpful despite the long queues of festival-goers, the food was cooked quickly and tasted delicious (we had banana and bacon pancakes), the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Went to have coffe and lunch. Ordered the beef burger whish was nice but the burger was too small, about half the size of the bread roll ! My son had the ham and cheese crepe. Good portion but would have needed to be cooked a bit longer to melt the cheese. Otherwise.is is a great place to relax, Not... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

disappointed when we called in for take away coffee to find they had no disposable cups, due to time restraints I couldn't stay to sample that wonderful smelling coffee but Will be returning to sample more of those delicious looking goods and take more time to browse the goods sports goods on sale.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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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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264 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 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 

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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: International, British, 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?