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An Cala

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Harbour Buildings | The Pier, Mallaig, Scotland
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Description: An Cala is a small locally owned Coffee Shop and Sandwich Bar, catering...
An Cala is a small locally owned Coffee Shop and Sandwich Bar, catering for lighter bites for locals and visitors. Open from 9am till about 4pm every day throughout the main season.Our coffee is the best in the area, and why not try our award winning hot smoked salmon and scrambled eggs? or a coffee and fresh scone.
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A pleasant coffee break.

Good coffee and cheese scones served in friendly and pleasant way. All in the heart of this small bustling village. There is a choice of cafés but An Cala is clean and just short of the ferry terminal so a good place to stop an watch the world go by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2014
jimhepburn
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Burnley
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Nice and clean, but a "beef sandwich" with only a few thin, dry, scrapings of beef for 8 pounds was very disappointing. Served by someone who couldn't even manage a slight smile or hello: we regretted our choice here!

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Hamilton Scotland
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

had a visit to this westerly part of scotland difficult winding road so take time its only 45 miles from Fort William Right next to ferry quaint little place clean staff excellent food good very busy a bit draughty with two doors so wrap ups keep on price reasonable worth a visit take your time on return trip pop into... More 

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Glasgow
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went in for a coffee and were disappointed by poor quality coffees and dour service. Money must come too easily here

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Burnley
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59 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Good coffee and cheese scones served in friendly and pleasant way. All in the heart of this small bustling village. There is a choice of cafés but An Cala is clean and just short of the ferry terminal so a good place to stop an watch the world go by.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We called in as a group of two families, seven of us in all. The service was poor, almost like they wished we had gone elsewhere. Eventually our orders of tea and scones arrived. There was just enough tea in the pot for one small cup each for two people. No jug of hot water to top the pot up.... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Once again a nice central place in Mallaig to have a snack lunch. Toasted sandwiches and a pot of tea. Busy, but room to move and good service. My wife, who is particular about these things, was disappointed that there was no ladies only loo, though there was a men only loo.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Popped in for coffee & cake in the afternoon. We had coffee & scones with jam & cream for a very reasonable price. Service was fine & there is the added bonus of free wi-fi. Good value for money & wish I'd gone here for lunch rather than where we did go elsewhere in Mallaig.

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Oxford UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I have visited An Cala several times since it was opened and always enjoyed their food and service. The owners come across as dedicated and hard working and always have made time to answer our "touristy" questions. We will be in Mallaig next week and are looking forward to some food and a chat with the friendly... More 

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The Kingdom of Fife
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited on what has been thankfully a rare wet day in July 2014. The coffee and traybakes we had were fine, and for us the service was adequate if a bit impersonal. For others however - oh dear... One group (some young kayakers in their early 20s) were told 'you have to leave. The train gets in soon and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Visited on Sat 21st June. Service was terrible. We were completely ignored. I eventually visited the counter to be 'waived away' and told to sit down and wait my turn. I explained we had a train to catch in 45 mins and was completely dismissed. The man attending tables was extremely rude. Even the other customers said so. My disabled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Harbour Buildings | The Pier, Mallaig, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Mallaig

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
  • Cuisine: Scottish

Description

An Cala is a small locally owned Coffee Shop and Sandwich Bar, catering for lighter bites for locals and visitors. Open from 9am till about 4pm every day throughout the main season.Our coffee is the best in the area, and why not try our award winning hot smoked salmon and scrambled eggs? or a coffee and fresh scone.

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