I travel up the west coast a couple of times a year and have done for quite a few years now. Passing Glencoe, it's usually about time for a rest and a friend suggested that we stop here. Excellent choice. Normally, I travel in summer when the cafe is usually very quiet and a relaxed place to enjoy a particularly fine bacon roll and cup of tea (with proper condiments like HP sauce and Heinz ketchup, not little packets of cheap crap) and one of the finest cafe views anywhere. Last visit was in the middle of winter and the place was packed with skiers. Anyone questioning the size of the car park should visit in the ski season, I struggled to find a place to park. Service was slow because someone in front of me was struggling with the concept of paying and was insisting on counting out all his small change and holding everyone else up. the staff were flustered, but still keeping up the pleasantries whilst dealing quickly and as efficiently as possible. Certainly holding up better than I would have.
I've never had a proper meal here but when I've seen people eating, the food looks good. the bacon rolls and cups of tea are as good as anywhere else and better than most, the place has a very cosy, slightly run down, bothy type atmosphere and the views from the big window are awesome. Slightly expensive, but not as over-priced as some, and I expect the prices reflect the location and seasonality. Still represents value for money if you factor in the ambiance.
I always stop here, hungry or not, just to chill and soak up the vibe (man), which probably says it all.
- Also Known As:
- Glencoe Mountain Resort Scotland