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Spill The Beans Cafe / MacPhails Of Dunkeld

6 Cathedral Street, Dunkeld PH8 0AW, Scotland
01350 728111
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Ranked #3 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

just paid a return visit to Spill the Beans where I LOVED the chocolate and chilli cake. Our favourite stop for afternoon tea!

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glasgow
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Reasonably priced compared to other cafes on the main street. Lovely staff. Cakes looked amazing (didn't have any).

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I really want to like this cafe; not just because of local trade, it's a small establishment wishing to make an honest buck but above all of that it's dog friendly and there should be many more. BUT, the dog section is no more than a side room/ex cupboard with three tables off the main cafe (where customers and K9's... More

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

Thanks for your comments. We have ONE dog bowl. We make everything in house so cannot cater for every variation....sorry. We comment lightly on remarks made by customers more from the point of view of the absurd requests...ie that we should allow dogs to be fed when we have to cater for a wide range of customers to all of... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My partner and I decided to pop in here to have a little bite to eat. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the cafe itself is quaint and homely. We ordered two teas and a bacon roll each; the bacon was flavoursome and thickly cut - quite clearly of excellent quality and the tea was delicious, served in nifty little... More

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

Thanks for your comments. We have ONE dog bowl. We make everything in house so cannot cater for every variation....sorry. We comment lightly on remarks made by customers more from the point of view of the absurd requests...ie that we should allow dogs to be fed when we have to cater for a wide range of customers to not all... More

Perth, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We've been here several times. I vote Fiona's chocolate brownies the best in Scotland!! We'll be back again and again!

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

So glad that. You enjoyed them ...as the Perthshire Berries come into season we will be playing around with more flavours..thanks for taking the time to write in your comments.. More

Surrey, U.K.
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Good coffee and excellent and unusual cakes. It is not often I feel portions are too large but on this occasion I struggled. Loved sitting in the small courtyard at the back in the sunshine.

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

Thank you for your comments and I am delighted that you enjoyed the courtyard ...I am presuming it is with the new decking ....we haven't finished our revamp yet but glad that you. Like it so far.... Delighted you enjoyed the cake we get varied comments about the size of the cakes from too big to too small sounds like... More

South Lanarkshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Visited and ate here a few times earlier this year while holidaying in the area. Food was perfect, service was great with very pleasant and helpful staff. The added bonus was the dining area where we could sit inside with our dogs. Fantastic choice of home baking - enough to make me want to keep going back.

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us such lovely feedback we truly appreciate it ... We do try hard and it's great to hear when we have happy customers.... We look forward to seeing you back in.. More

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Cafe is advertised as open at 10, we opened the door at 10:15 am only to be told they were not open ( staff standing chatting) and nothing was set out ready. We had planned to have a quick cup of tea here before setting out on longish journey. If you are visiting this cafe suggest you phone ahead to... More

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

So sorry ... You are right we were not open at 10 that morning and we do heartily apologise...the front of house team on that day got caught up in a road diversion which being rural took her a good 20 mins extra to get in to work and we were running late ...so sorry we missed a chance to... More

Ovıacık
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Very disappointed by treatment received from this cafe on Monday 23rd June. We had a lovely day in Dunkeld, finished a picnic by the River and fancied an iced coffee as it was quite warm. We have 15 month old twin boys so waited outside when we ordered our coffees to go. Unfortunately, at that point the heavens opened so... More

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

Sadly we do not have room for buggy inside the building which is why we have an area marked buggie base outside. This does not mean we expect children to be left in their buggies as we have small guest menus as well as changing facilities , high chair and welcome breast feeding mums too. We appreciate fair criticism but... More

Montrose, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Popped in for morning coffee and a bacon roll with one of my biking mates. We were greeted with a smile and quick, effective service. Sat at seats outside in a small area at the back of the cafe. Was a sun trap when we were there. Nice coffee, bacon roll tasty but had a bit too much fat on... More

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

Thanks for stopping in and we hope to see you again.. We use bacon from Dunkeld butcher to avoid overly fatty cheap bacon so our bacon only has the rim of fat round the to part ...however anyone wishing us to cut that off or have really crispy bacon...please just ask and we are happy to oblige ...glad that you... More

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