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Cafe Beag

Glen Nevis, Fort William Ph33 6st, Scotland
+44 1397 703601
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Ranked #5 of 62 Restaurants in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Scottish, British, Café
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cafe Beag provides a warm and friendly welcome for visitors to Glen Nevis. We serve tasty lunchtime food and snacks as well as tea, coffee and cakes throughout the day. Our home baking and Italian espresso is sure to revive even the most weary traveller!
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English first
Grantham, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A lovely cosy cafe with a great view of Ben Nevis. The menu wasn't large but it was still difficult to choose as looking at what the other diners had made it difficult as it all looked lovely and all very well presented. I chose the full Scottish Breakfast and it was excellent. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly.... More

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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I wrote a review last year for this café as I enjoyed many visits. This year in March 2014 I returned to my season pitch in the Glen to find the café has changed hands, new staff, new decor and new menu a wonderful selection of cake and best of all a new coffee machine! This is a really pleasant... More

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Excellent food, Staff friendly and helpful. Great location,Have seats outside so can have lunch out and enjoy the views

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New Baltimore, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stopped at this cafe on our way through the Ben Nevis region. It was clean and the staff was friendly. I was able to get a vegetarian meal which can be a challenge in rural areas. It was quaint and comfortable for a casual bite to eat.

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Barnsley
2 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great food, excellent service and free wifi. Really nice surroundings and nice views. Eaten here over 5 times now - each time exceptional.

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surrey
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112 reviews 112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went here after walking in Glen Nevis and it fitted the bill perfectly. Friendly service, tasty food, cosy cafe in a gorgeous location. Plenty of parking.

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Michael C, Manager at Cafe Beag, responded to this review

Hi there, just a quick note to say thank you for your review of Cafe Beag. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit (both to the Cafe and the Glen). Hope to see you up here again soon. Happy TripAdvising! Michael More

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

friendly little cafe on Glen Nevis road, with views over Ben Nevis itself if the weather permits. Greeted by a very friendly girl. Soup was out of this world, (pea and ham).Sandwiches were a meal and a half.

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Michael C, Manager at Cafe Beag, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thank you very much for your positive review of our Cafe. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit - the pea and ham soup is a particular favourite of mine too! Hopefully see you again should your travels bring you back up to Scotland. Happy TripAdvising! Michael More

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stopped here for tea and a scone during a jaw-dropping bike ride up Glen Nevis. Delicious and welcoming.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Tried here for a lunchtime and I must say it was mediocre to be honest nothing really special the food was not all that great. I tried the soup and it was a bit bland. My wife had a sandwich that was okay but how can you go wrong with that. It may be that they have just recently opened... More

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Michael C, Manager at Cafe Beag, responded to this review

Dear John, I'm very sorry you weren't completely satisfied with your recent meal at Cafe Beag. As you mentioned we have recently re-opened and we have had many positive comments on the food so I am saddened to hear that your experience was not as positive, however, we will take your comments on board as we continue to build our... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I was very disappointed with the meal I had in the cafe today. I frequented this place a lot last year and the food was consistently very good. However today I tried the goats cheese and red pepper quiche with salad, the quiche to say they least was pretty insipid, I think they they showed the cheese to the filling,... More

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Michael C, Manager at Cafe Beag, responded to this review

Dear Loobyloo69, We're so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent meal. As you will have noted Cafe Beag is now under new management and we have just re-opened so your comments are very useful to us as we finalise our new menu. We've had a lot of very positive feedback on the food during our opening... More

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