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Very early morning breakfasts in Oban

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Very early morning breakfasts in Oban

We're catching the 0830 ferry to South Uist and need to be at the ferry terminal by 0715. Can you recommend any cafes that are open from 6am in Oban for breakfast. Thanks.

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Scotland
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1. Re: Very early morning breakfasts in Oban

Check in closes for vehicles 45 minutes before departur, so your timing looks a little off. Personally, I would keep it simple and just have breakfast on board.

Edited: 6:02 pm, April 24, 2014
Thetford, England...
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2. Re: Very early morning breakfasts in Oban

Thanks. Yes, last boarding 45 mins before departure, and need to pick up tickets.

We're driving overnight 8-9 hours to get there so should be there early and very hungry!

Somerset
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3. Re: Very early morning breakfasts in Oban

Pack some bacon and egg sandwichs and plenty of coffee to get you there.

Second breakfast on board. You're going to need it!

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4. Re: Very early morning breakfasts in Oban

It's not "boarding" 45 minutes before departure; it's "check in". As you drive on to the pier, you give your name to a Calmac man who will tell you which lane to go in. Get in lane, then walk to the ticket office, pick up your tickets and return to the car. So you don't need to add in the time to get your tickets to your arrival time. You'll then board much closer to the departure time.

Your boat will probably either be the Clansman or the Lord of the Isles, both of which have a good cafe on board. And - you'll be pleased to know after your overnight drive - both have recliner lounges too.

Cornwall,UK
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5. Re: Very early morning breakfasts in Oban

Yes, that's exactly what we did for the Mull ferry. We hadn't even booked, after phoning the office the day before and told to just turn up 45 mins before departure. Then just walked to the office to buy the tickets, with the car parked in the departure lanes waiting for the ferry to arrive. All very simple and efficient.

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