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Mountain Coffee company

Strath Gairloch IV21 2BX, Gairloch, Scotland
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Ranked #10 of 17 Restaurants in Gairloch
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: This cafe is recommended by Lonely Planet and could be fantastic. The view is good, The food looked good and some tasted good. I ma prompted ot review becase the service was very bad. The women in charge who I believe is the owner was one fo the grumpier people we met on a 5month tour of Europe. She was loudly critical of and to the young man working there, she was unwelcoming and ignored much of what we said to her. The coffee was ok but made with reluctance and an offhand attitude. We felt as if we were intruding in her space and a real nuisance -- at 11 am !!. We had driven out of the way to get to a place which we felt would be special place for a coffee. It was but in all the wrong ways. We are New Zealanders who do not normally complain but this place was worth complaining about.
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We opened the door to the smell of freshly ground coffee beans. We ordered soup of the day, it was potato, leek and spring onion, we got a wheaten roll (not home baked) it cost us £9.70, city prices are less than £5 for soup and a sandwich! We then bought 2 coffee's a scone and a piece of cake... More 

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Very welcoming and friendly. Quiet when I was there, but it was December. Lovely location with handy parking and interesting decor.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We were making the loop south of Ullapool and had just about despaired of finding a cafe open in the late afternoon. The Mountain Coffee Company turned out to be a great boon. They offered a variety of options, most in the comfort food range and plenty of choice for vegetarians. Plus excellent coffee. The shop contained many good books,... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Stopped here through lack of choice while on a business trip recently. Sadly there is little else open in Gairloch by October as this café does not deserve business. The premises are grubby, toilets disgusting, food choices very limited. I had a tuna bagel - not a lot you can do wrong with a tin of tuna, some mayo and... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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365 reviews 365 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

After a long drive up we were pleading to the gods of coffee for somewhere we could sit and have a latte, and they delivered. The place is eclectic to say the least but interesting if you like the outdoors and travel. The food was good as was the coffee. There are books to be bought everywhere and attached is... More 

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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went here with my dad whilst up in Scotland for whale watching. This is a lovely, slightly boho place to have a coffee. It has its own bookshop attached with a great selection. Coffee was excellent and my dad enjoyed his tea.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Having just canoed up the sea loch we were in need of lots of refreshment. The sandwisches were very filling and prepared us nicely for cake and coffee. A great place to just rest and recuperate, we read magazines for a long time till we perused the book shop. Having fed our stomaches & brains we then left feeling much... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

stopped for a lovely coffee and gorgeous piece of chocolate cake this afternoon. friendly staff and quirky surroundings. lovely little bookshop attached too :)

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Scottish Borders
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Our first impression was that this is a quirky and interesting cafe, as we browsed around the shop stacked with books, magazines, posters etc. The house description of the coffee and soup was appealing, so we ordered same and took them to a conservatory-like eating area. So far so good. But sadly the soup was over-spiced and the coffee pretty... More 

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Brooksville, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went here for fabulous dried fruit scones and coffee both mornings that we stayed in Gairloch. It is also a fantastic bookstore, the kind one can spend hours in.

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Address: Strath Gairloch IV21 2BX, Gairloch, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Gairloch
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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