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Spill The Beans Cafe / MacPhails Of Dunkeld

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6 Cathedral Street, Dunkeld PH8 0AW, Scotland
+44 1350 728111
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Description: Wooden tables with cast iron bases' painted chairs and a warm welcome.We...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Spill the beans was a lovely little coffee shop. Very small in side but a HUGH cake selection and a very good menu for light lunches. We had been a long walk and coffee and the Belgian chocolate cake was just what we needed- thanks!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
MrsWalshy3105
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Our experience at the Spill the Beans Cafe in Dunked was disappointing. With three ordered panini’s were three side portions of stale and soft tortilla chips. With a small bowl of stovies priced at over £6, I would have expected a luxurious and mouthwatering experience. Sadly, the dish consisted of nothing other than unseasoned boiled potatoes with a tiny amount... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Spill the beans was a lovely little coffee shop. Very small in side but a HUGH cake selection and a very good menu for light lunches. We had been a long walk and coffee and the Belgian chocolate cake was just what we needed- thanks!

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Dog friendly cafe with great cakes and coffee and the staff were very friendly and welcoming they even gave the dog a fresh bowl of water

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Having been here once before we thought we would go back. On entering you are faced with the most delicious homemade cakes and scones but as we wanted to have something more substantial we decided to give the sweet teeth a rest. We decided to have homemade soup and sandwich combo. We opted for the homegrown veg soup as it... More 

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

So many people enjoyed our home grown veg soup ,commenting on the fabulous flavour and the range of vegetables in it. We know that we can't always please everyone and it's interesting to note that whilst you thoroughly enjoyed your first visit - enough to bring you back - it wasn't enough to have you comment positively on trip advisor... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for lunch and had the soup and scones. It was very good and the coffee was great as well. It's friendly and inviting and we will return on our next visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We would def return to the spill the beans cafe.... I have previously visited with friends and found the service and standards as good as last time. The food esp the home made cakes are fantastic! A must when visiting Dunkeld!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Well made coffees and cakes, the hot chocolate is wonderful, but I agree that it is a little bit expensive. Staff were nice and service is good, despite paying a wee bit more, i always visit here when i'm in Dunkeld which is several timer per year.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Visited on a busy Friday afternoon but they were able to accommodate our group of 7. The soup of the day was carrot coconut. It was delicious! Service was great and we were all very happy with our meals. Wonderful little stop while sightseeing in Dunkeld.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited here for lunch. Nicely decorated and the service and atmosphere of the cafe was friendly. We had stovies and a sandwich which were tasted great. However we were disappointed in how pricey it was for what we ordered. Latte in a very small mug was overpriced and bill was much higher than expected.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

One of the cutest little places I've ever been and with great lattes. Perfect for after visiting the Cathedral.

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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: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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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