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Spill The Beans Cafe / MacPhails Of Dunkeld

6 Cathedral Street, Dunkeld PH8 0AW, Scotland
+44 1350 728111
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Ranked #2 of 20 Restaurants in Dunkeld
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Wooden tables with cast iron bases' painted chairs and a warm welcome.We pride ourselves in making great tea and coffee with all our staff being trained in how to make the perfect froth to grace the best triple scored coffee. Tea has been chosen to compliment the local water conditions.A fantastic selection of cakes, from light crisp and chewy meringues to light Victoria Sponges to Macaroons and Apple Pies with pastry to die for.... all made in our small but busy kitchen.We invite walkers in and if your best friend is a dog bring them too ...we have an outdoor area which is smoke free so at last we can sit outside and be able to assured that the table next to you will not be smoking. Closed on Tuesdays. Though we will be open throughout the year.
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Perth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Visited here this afternoon with friends using an Itison voucher. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances on our part, this was our third attempt at booking for afternoon tea. The lady I spoke to on the phone, Fiona, was always pleasant and very accommodating even though on the last occasion we changed the booking it was past the Itison time you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I visited with my baby and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The food was great and really good value and its a lovely place. The baby changing facilities are super! The only reason I didn't give 5/5 is that there's no vegan cake! (Although not many places do have it!) Vegan cake please! :)

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Like many of the other reviewers, I came across this cafe quite by chance today, walking in a mini blizzard along the road that leads down to Dunkeld Cathedral. A chilly wind was blowing (up the kilt) so we ducked into Spill the Beans for a cup of tea, a limonata and a few bowlfuls of homemade stovies with oatcakes.... More 

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Kettins2, Owner at Spill The Beans Cafe / MacPhails Of Dunkeld, responded to this review

So glad that you found us and enjoyed our food and that we make you suitably welcome..hopefully you can make it back sometime as there are heaps of things to do locally..... More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a supper lunch in this cafe between Christmas and New Year 2014. Good quality food and friendly service from the waitress. Sadly, we suffered a bereavement that week. As an attempt to sacrifice a little of what was left of the Christmas season, the day before my Mother in Law's funeral, we went out as... More 

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Kettins2, Owner at Spill The Beans Cafe / MacPhails Of Dunkeld, responded to this review

We are sorry to have added to a difficult time for you. Sadly we have to say no to buggies being brought into the cafe. We had offered suitable seating to the person who enquired if we could manage 11 people suggesting a mixture of bench seating and high chairs to accommodate the family...we just can't fit in buggies and... More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If and when I return to Dunkeld, I will not hesitate to return here. We arrived just after 12 noon, having walked around the Cathedral, it was the fist sign that caught our eye and mainly because homemade food was advertised. The cafe was already full and we were shown to a side room (being 5 of us, this was... More 

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Kettins2, Owner at Spill The Beans Cafe / MacPhails Of Dunkeld, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments and we hope to see you again.....I suspect our stovies were being sold as fast as they were being made that day ....and this can make them a bit wetter than normal.... I'm delighted that you enjoyed our service and our cakes too....we always strive to deliver great service ..even when people are queuing... More 

Perthshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Had afternoon tea at Spill the Beans on Friday 12th Decemeber. It was brilliant!! The food was excellent - and very plentiful! The service was great too! Thoroughly recommend you try it.

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Kettins2, Owner at Spill The Beans Cafe / MacPhails Of Dunkeld, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we are delighted that you found everything to your liking....we all out in a lot of effort and it's just lovely to hear people's appreciation....thank you. More 

broughty Ferry
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Visited today with Itison voucher for afternoon tea . The sandwiches were very varied both in type of bread and filling the meringues were to die for I had 2 of them well worth even paying the full price of £30 for it . Served on vintage mixed crockery and a large pot of suki tea each very good value... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Lunches are simple, eg soups, stovies, sandwiches, baked potato. I had gluten free parsnip soup which was delicious followed by stovies with oatcakes and a lovely gluten free courgette, lime and coconut cake. The staff were exceptionally helpful and so pleasant. The place is quaint and friendly. There's a huge variety of home baked cakes to choose from and we... More 

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Kettins2, Owner at Spill The Beans Cafe / MacPhails Of Dunkeld, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review ..and we are delighted that you enjoyed our gluten free range to choose from perhaps we shall see you back again....the range is always developing !! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great coffee and place to have a snack or more! We stopped here after a great walk by the river and wanted a nice coffee and sandwich before our way back and couldn't wish for a better place! Nice little cafe and lovely people!

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central pennsylvania
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131 reviews 131 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great latte. Good choice of sandwiches ; lovely desserts; stovie had more potatoes than I like. Near a nice riverside walk. We enjoyed the patio on a warm day.

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Address: 6 Cathedral Street, Dunkeld PH8 0AW, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1350 728111
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Dunkeld
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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