Came here with friends- four adults plus kids - during the February school break. One had been here before and enjoyed the coffee. So after a long walk we arrived hoping to get a soup or sandwich and coffee. Unfortunately for us we had arrived after a 'very busy lunchhour' and the only food left in the cafe was two rather sad looking slices of cake.
We thought it strange that a cafe which was open for business would have absolutely no food.
The rather snooty English-accented woman behind the counter said that we could buy freshly made sandwiches in the supermarket across the road and that we were welcome to return for coffee and the remaining cake. However on no grounds were we allowed to bring the sandwiches into the cafe. We thought this a bit cheeky seeing as they weren't willing to provide the food and we were still willing to buy coffees and drinks.
This is a shame as the cafe had a quirky appearance to it. However this attitude goes back to the dark days of Scottish tourism when hungry tourists would turn up outside the strictly alloted meal times to be told 'No, you'll have to wait'. As Gairloch had two or three supermarkets/shops open I find it disappointing in the extreme that the needs of two families were not catered for.
Here's hoping they can find a 'can do' attitude or deservedly go out of business.
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