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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: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, 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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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
good coffee

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
jannette r
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Norway, Michigan
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Norway, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Ayrshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Dalkeith, Scotland, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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 

Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?