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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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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good coffee, nothing extraordinary

I enjoyed my latte here. It was a typical coffee-house. I didn't have time to try the food menu. I will return when in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Just stopped by for a quick lunch and tea with a friends, expecting local friendly service and food. Oh how I was mistaken: we sat at a table when we were immediately told to move to seats right at the back away from the window, and this was the same for a few other people who came in later. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I enjoyed my latte here. It was a typical coffee-house. I didn't have time to try the food menu. I will return when in the area.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Close to ferry terminal, but they do close at 1600hrs (in my when we visited). Good choice of food and help with information on local attractions and how to spend your time in Mallaig.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Just had my breakfast here. Latte was nice and poached eggs were cooked well. Not too expensive by Scottish standards at just under £6. The bonus and highlight for me was the the cook looked and sounded exactly like Liam Neeson. If fact maybe it was him undercover. :-D

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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: British, 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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