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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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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little gem.

Wonderful cafe in a side street near the cathedral. A lovely drink of coffee and a great selection of cakes. Very friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Di_Traveller11
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St Helens, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We recently stopped in this wee cafe / restaurant , it was a great find. Welcome was warm, service was quick and the food was lovely!! The cakes are to die for!!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Was in dunkeld for the morning and decided to stay for some lunch , and cane across spill the beans cafe , the food and prices were fantastic , service was great and felt totally relaxed , and we left with an amazing cake to top it off , you won't be disappointed ,

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Burntisland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We called in for a bite to eat after a cycle, it was a lovely sunny day and we were lucky enough to get one of the tables in the enclosed sunny back garden. A small but well chosen menu gave us plenty of options for lunch and if you like tea you had plenty of choice in that too.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We always enjoy our visits to Spill the Beans. Great cakes and staff are very friendly. I would recommend if you are in Dunkeld.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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187 reviews 187 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We found this café on a cold February day after walking from the north car park and round the cathedral. It was busy but they managed to accommodate the five of us in the small side room. Service was prompt and friendly, and the food was home made and wholesome. We all had stovies, ideal on a cold day. Very... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Wonderful cafe in a side street near the cathedral. A lovely drink of coffee and a great selection of cakes. Very friendly staff.

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

Thanks for your comments More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

What a lovely friendly cafe. Young staff were so helpful and patient and the baking is absolutely delicious.

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

Always heart warming to get such lovely comments thank you for sharing your thoughts More 

Glasgow
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52 reviews 52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Liked the look of this place and was impressed when waiting in the queue at the generous size of cake a diner was getting. To my disappointment, the slice of cake I got to take away was miniscule in comparison. Coupled with the fact we were made to wait while people coming out paid their bill - although we were... More 

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

Thanks for your comments and sorry you felt unable to say anything at the time. All our portions are the same for sit in or takeaway. Portions vary in that a chocolate sponge is bigger than say a 70% chocolate sponge - mainly because of the richness of the 70% would make it impossible to eat that size. We are... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Friendly staff, good service and excellent homemade food and cakes.A must stop off if visiting Dunkeld.

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United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We visited for lunch this weekend and it was fairly busy. The staff were friendly and very attentive. However, we ordered the stovies which came served in a soup dish and it was a rather minuscule portion for the price and they didn't taste that great either. We also had a cheese and onion toastie which barely had any onion... More 

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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: Coffee Shop

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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