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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 #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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Hawick
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123 reviews 123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Friendly welcome, great food, compact for seating, great atmosphere. Good for lunch too. Easy to find in centre of Dunkeld.

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erskine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Five of us visited this cafe and we all agreed that this was one of the best that we had visited, (and we visit a lot). The choice was excellent, drinks very good and the cakes delicious. As well as this, the service was first class. I live in Glasgow, but I will make a point of returning to this... More

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

We humbly and gratefully thank you for taking the time to put in your thoughts.... We try hard and it's great to know we sometimes get it right ...thank you for telling us we got it right ..it's good to hear. More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

the choice of cakes was amazing they not only looked great but tasted great as well sat outside in the sunshine with a pot of tea and cake enjoyed and would really recommend.

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Columbia, Maryland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This cafe was nearby to the Dunkeld cathedral so we decided to have a quick lunch here. The dining area is small and they were not able to seat all of us together so the 6 of us split up over 2 tables with four at one table and 2 at another. The service was curt at first (reprimanded our... More

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

Thanks for your feedback and the photo of the homemade stovies with homemade oatcakes and homemade soda bread we feel that given it is under £6.00 per portion (and we are told it is very filling many times in a day) that the portions are correctly sized and priced, certainly cheaper than we see elsewhere locally .....though of course I... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Food poor, portion size poor, service not at all friendly, extremely poor value to money. Do not ask for cheese and ham in a child's sandwich as this might break the bank.

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

We happily gave you the fillings your requested for your child's sandwich at no extra cost whatsoever.. I happily came out and spoke to your family and took the barrage of outlandish complaints about not being able to bring in your child's bike and my oatcakes being bannocks not oatcakes ,as well as why didn't I have pesto on my... More

Edinburgh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Quaint little café with a large variety of home made cakes and scones. They also do sandwiches, soup and speciality Scottish stovies.

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warwickshire
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Popped in to this cafe and served by very helpful staff albeit in view of her comment, one was a little harassed!! We ordered a couple of jacket potatoes which sounded tempting on the menu but were somewhat underwhelmed by what we received. My humus and roasted vegetable offering looked as if the humus had been thrown at the potato... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Cakes to die for and lots of choice. A little bit pricey but very nice as a treat. Closed on Tuesday.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We found this wee gem quite by chance and I had a bowl of home made sweet potato & chilli soup with home made soda bread while my husband had the stovies, both were delicious and served by friendly smiling staff, it sadly left no room for all of the fantastic home baking all of which looked delicious, we will... More

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Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa
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143 reviews 143 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This has to be the best coffee that we had in a week of trying! The venue is tucked away off of the High Str so not that easy to find but on the route to the Cathedral so not easy to miss either. We enjoyed our breakfast and the coffee was excellent!

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