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Ralia Cafe

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A9 at Newtonmoore, Newtonmore, Scotland
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Pitstop

I travel up and down the A9 from my home on Lewis frequently. Rarely do I not stop to refuel with coffee or soup and a sandwich and use the wifi to catch up on ferry sailings etc. A recent comment was that it is overpriced. I pay a lot less than I have done anywhere I have eaten a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Graham E
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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I travel up and down the A9 from my home on Lewis frequently. Rarely do I not stop to refuel with coffee or soup and a sandwich and use the wifi to catch up on ferry sailings etc. A recent comment was that it is overpriced. I pay a lot less than I have done anywhere I have eaten a... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Stopped by at just before 3pm on the Saturday between Christmas and New Year. The location and views are beautiful but other than hot drinks there was very little on offer; the soup was finished, there were no cakes and there were only two members of staff on a busy holiday. Seems like a missed opportunity to me.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Good for a pit stop but it is too small, overpriced, very limited choices and the staff are not particularly welcoming or friendly. We’d use the facilities again but not the cafe

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Sometimes, when your in a hurry and all you need is a quick soup, sandwich and a coffee/tea a little oasis is all that's needed. My first visit here and I'll definitely be back. The staff are lovely, the place was clean, the food was really good, loved the yellow lentil soup, and washed it down with a strong tea... More 

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Maidens, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Stopped off at the " Gateway to the highlands" for coffee and toilet. Never again, coffee overpriced and not pleasant, and the toilets were absolutly stinkink, never again !

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Gullane, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I'm surprised that so many people do not know about the Ralia cafe. It's a great place to stop for a coffee or soup and sandwiches,with many other snacks available. Prices are much better than House of Bruar, and you don't have to queue for long. I'm surprised at the comment about unfriendly service - certainly not our experience. There... More 

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Scotland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Wanted a break from the house & usual lunch place closed so opted to give Ralia a go. Very impressed...clean entrance, warm, friendly staff, choice of pre made sandwiches. Good coffee. Noticed the free wi-fi and phone/lap top charge up points which is a great service to travellers. Yes £3.90 is pricey for a pre made sandwich but in view... More 

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Soucirac
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Stopped here for a light snack/lunch. Selection of food was very good. Four different soups. My wife and I had a different one each. Sandwiches were fresh, moist and well filled. Prices are excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this place.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A great spot for a Nice tea or coffee and cake including gluten free. Free WiFi. Nice setting. Good value. Recommend ed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Two charming girls, best smoked salmon sandwich I have ever bought. Excellent coffee, I really needed it. Don,t dismiss this place because it's not a service station. If you need personal fuel and a rest you can' t do much better than this and the loos are spotless too. You don't find this standard often in the UK. Thanks

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: A9 at Newtonmoore, Newtonmore, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Newtonmore

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Scottish
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?