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Active Cafaidh

Grampian Road, Aviemore, Scotland
01479 780 000
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Ranked #11 of 49 Restaurants in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $16
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Scottish, Continental, Soups
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
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!
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Stirling
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We went for an early breakfast here and I have to say it is the best breakfast in Aviemore. I had the Active Breakfast. Previous reviewers complementing this have got it spot on. The ingredients are second to none and it was well presented with a generous helping of thick toast. My wife had a roll on sausage which was... More

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Grenobl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Nice food, big choice of wonderful cakes ! Nice view on the Cairngorm and the staff is kind and helpful. I recommend this place !

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were a group of 6 and we booked a table for 4 mornings in a row. The staff are amazing friendly and accommodating, tha atmosphere is excellent, quiet and unhurried. The coffee is simply the best. All six in the party enjoyed every breakfast. It takes alot to impress 6 old farts, especially at breakfast. This place did it... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There are no shortage of cafes in Aviemore, but this is easily the best. Warm comfortable surroundings with great views of the hills with service and food to match. Get there before 10 am for free porridge and then stay for the venison burger or other platters for lunch. Very, very good. Only one point dropped for making you wait... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Best cafe in Aviemore on my return trip would not go anywhere else staff are friendly helpful for you to a drinks are hot as you like and served with with A bit of spillage but just makes for even most friendly place to visit would not anywhere else the best place in Aviemore 10 stars xxxx This is something... More

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Fife, Scotland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited this cafe twice during our holiday and just loved it. The staff are very kind and helpful, the portions are huge, the hot chocolate - delicious! There are books to read, free wifi, tv with outdoor activity programmes on and very comfy seating - it's really lovely! This company also run Active Outdoor Pursuits based in Newtonmore. They... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Popped in here on the way up North. All of us had sandwiches and drinks which were lovely. The cafe is well placed and had great service to boot. Definitely worth a go and highly recommended.

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Scotland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I've been here twice now. First with work colleagues. Soup was awfull all had to complain. Service was slow. Went again to give it another try. Was worse than before. Service apauling, I was over charged and had to request a receipt to prove that this had been the case. No apology. Food was poor the second time also. The... More

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Always great coffee, and terrific cakes, scones etc! Great service, helpful & pleasant staff, comfortable seating, free wifi, outdoors orientated reading material to peruse. Super selection of hot & cold snacks & meals from breakfast on through the day.

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very helpful young male member of staff. Welcoming atmosphere. Big seats. Plenty of spare, you are never overcrowded. Pleasant drinks.

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