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Ca Dora Cafe

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Harbour street, Tarbert PA29 6UD, Scotland
01880 820258
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Reasonable food, service needs working on.

Nice little cafe that's worth a look. We called on a rainy Saturday afternoon for snacks and coffee. The food and drinks were fair but the service was rude, and disinterested. Monosyllabic staff with no eye contact let alone any kind of greeting, welcome or smile. When we arrived I thought it was... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
Brynglas
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UK
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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UK
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Nice little cafe that's worth a look. We called on a rainy Saturday afternoon for snacks and coffee. The food and drinks were fair but the service was rude, and disinterested. Monosyllabic staff with no eye contact let alone any kind of greeting, welcome or smile. When we arrived I thought it was just us but I saw a similarly... More 

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Lochgilphead Scotland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Nice selection of snacks. Always freshly cooked and served by pleasant staff. Good value for money. Typical cafe but none the worse for that.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Had lunch at this small cafe on the waterfront and had a tasty paninni with an Irn Bru. The service was OK but the waitresses made it seem more like a college hangout than a full-service restaurant. We returned again this summer for coffee and a snack and it still feels more like a local hang-out. While the food is... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stopped for a drink on our way from Edinburgh to Macniharish. I had tea and a scone and my husband has a hot chocolate and a scone. The drinks were lovely and scones were nice, although I have tasted nicer home bakes. The prices were reasonable and the service was good. A nice wee place!

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Tarbert, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We live in Tarbert and eat here frequently (as do many of the locals). The kids love the ice cream (made on the premises) and the luxury hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream. The local seafood is especially good (I really like the 'big fish' which is a freshly battered fish fillet served in a ciabatta with home made... More 

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glasgow
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

A pleasant wee cafe,bright and comfortable ( if you disregard the screeching noise every time someone moves a chair!) in general the food is cafe fare and nothing else but with a particularly nice fish tea, the coffee is average to ok depending who serves you there seems to be no trained staff unless you go after 5.00 in the... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We ended up in here having been stranded in tarbert on a very rainy evening in November. Service was not great, as previously mentioned, teenagers running the front of house. We were not greeted on arrival, tables not been wiped, had to go and find menus and ask for a drinks order to be taken. Both had pizza...shop bought based... More 

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Tarbert, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food in Cafe Ca Dora is really good value and tasty. There's a wide selection on the menu, and it features difference breakfast, day time, evening and take away menus. I think I've tried most things on the menu - whether you want something light like a sweet chilli chicken wrap, a salad or home made soup; or something... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Stopped off for a quick meal. Good helping, good cooking and cheerful atmosphere. Reminded me a little of old school café.

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Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

From outside looks like a cafe and it is but food some of the best in Tarbert and very well priced. It was busy every time I went in but not too busy to take away from the nice peaceful atmosphere. Young waitress was friendly and helpful making sure everything was right for you. They have specials on which add... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Harbour street, Tarbert PA29 6UD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Tarbert
  • Phone Number: 01880 820258

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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