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Loch Croistean Coffee Shop

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Coffee Shop, Scottish
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Uig HS2 9EP , Scotland
+44 1851672772
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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
this is the place to stop and relax

As other reviewers have said, this is a wonderfully warm, relaxing and welcoming coffee stop. The owner is delightful and friendly and we loved chatting to her and her mum when we dropped in. Scrummy home made cakes and a wonderful home cooked, simple evening meal offer. We had booked for this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We stopped here having seen the sign indicating food BUT, at 11 o'clock were unable to raise anyone despite calling out. There were dirty plates,cups and saucers still on the tables which is sufficient to dissuade potential customers.

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Marianne C, Owner at Loch Croistean Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Apologies that my signs seem to have misled you. The ‘food’ sign a mile away from the building does not show my opening times, but the sign in my car park shows that I don’t actually open until 12 noon. However, as Loch Croistean is my home as well as my business, my front door is open before... More 

UK
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

As other reviewers have said, this is a wonderfully warm, relaxing and welcoming coffee stop. The owner is delightful and friendly and we loved chatting to her and her mum when we dropped in. Scrummy home made cakes and a wonderful home cooked, simple evening meal offer. We had booked for this but had to cancel as we needed to... More 

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A cozy, converted school room with comfy sofas to sink into, rustic furniture and plenty of books and games. What more could you want? How about delicious home cooked food made to order and a friendly owner. We had a pot of tea, baked potatoes, mince and sticky toffee pudding to die for. Look for the "Food 1 Mile" sign... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Like others, we noticed the 'food in one mile' sign just as we were getting peckish on our way to Uighur sands. We popped in and enjoyed the homely atmosphere of the old school room. The soup was tasty and the highland beef casserole delicious..so I was told..I had a baked potato. The home baking finished the meal off well.

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Baleshare
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Warm atmosphere, great stove, nice welcome and good food, suggestion: take your own bottle of wine. Very helpful and nice staff!! X

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Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We found "food in 1 mile" sign as we drive along the road leading to Uig Bay. There aren't a lot of places to eat on Lewis outside of Stornoway, so we didn't expect much. Well, we were so wrong about this place. The CAFE features a very simple menu, but that does not matter as the food is very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a wonderful friendly welcome and the room (old school room) is really atmospheric. The food is simple, home cooked with good quality ingredients. It does not pretend to be gourmet but is honest tasty food. The owner was really helpful in advising us where to go for our final day on Lewis.

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Haworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We received a friendly welcome and its a cosy place but was let down by food which seemed over priced with not much choice, would only pop in again for drinks.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited the coffee shop after a cycle from Shawbost and had some great cake to revive my tired legs. My wife and I have been here several times and the food is always home made, tasty and great value. Everyone, staff and customers, were really friendly and interested in our visit to Lewis. My advice is don't pass the... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

There is little in the way of eateries in this part of the Outer Hebrides, so finding this little gem so far off the beaten track was very welcomed. Loch Croistean is an old school house converted to provide a small number of dining tables whilst still retaining much of the original feel of the place with local art work... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Uig HS2 9EP , Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Lewis and Harris  >  Isle of Lewis  >  Uig
  • Phone Number: +44 1851672772

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Scottish

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