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The Island Cafe

The Minches, Shore Street | at the First Port of Coll, Arinagour PA78 6SY, Scotland
+44 1879 230262
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (3 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Minches, Shore Street | at the First Port of Coll, Arinagour PA78 6SY, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great friendly cafe, went for breakfast, black pudding roll, yum, coffee, tea, and a last night fish and chips. All excellent, with friendly efficient service.

Thank pusscatglen
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped here for lunch on a day when the sea was too rough for our yacht's tender to come ashore to collect us... The owner was incredibly gracious in allowing us to wait long after we had finished our lovely food. The phrase "life saver"...More

Thank patagoniapete0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although stopping at the local hotel, my wife and I called in here for afternoon tea on a couple of occasions, and Sunday lunch. It is a pleasantly friendly café, with quite a large menu. The afternoon tea I had was a scone with butter,...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

After a sight seeing day on the Isle of Coll we had dinner here, two adults and a teenager. The food was absolutely fabulous with everything on the menu was homemade. It's no wonder that the restaurant is so busy, my advice would be to...More

3  Thank Tracy C
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Went to the shop next door who mentioned Sunday lunch. We were fitted in and what a great. It came looking really appertising and delicious. It was hot, the veg was beautiful and perfectly done. The roasted were slot on. My mouth waters just revisiting...More

1  Thank Annie G
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Such a lovely place. Really friendly, great selection of home cooked meals and huge portion sizes! Great value for money!!

1  Thank kellycarey1978
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Really delicious food with lots of varied fresh vegetables to go with the main dish. Lovely wine and of course great location. My only criticism is that maybe you should call yourself a restaurant as you are open in the evening unlike most cafes. We...More

1  Thank Lozbl
Reviewed July 7, 2018

I just want to say how amazing Coll is, it's a beautiful place and the people are so friendly. The island cafe is a little gem serving an amazing variety of food with a big veggie choice. Loved it.

1  Thank Manta J
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent and very reasonable. Great choice of fresh food and organic wines. Have a seat outside if weathers good as everyone who passes says hi.

1  Thank JUNE C
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Very nice relaxed atmosphere, pleasant staff and the meals were wonderful. Great choice. Be prepared for ample - and I mean ample - portions. Get yourself hungry first so that you can enjoy the best cooked food I have encountered home and abroad. Service was...More

1  Thank Y7134GRdavidr
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Sheila B
August 29, 2015|
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Response from Sheila B | Reviewed this property |
I' ll try and find you on Facebook instead. As it turned out, we did sail over and had another splendid meal! Kelpie ale was good, too! We're telling everyone to eat there!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $22
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Minches, Shore Street | at the First Port of Coll, Arinagour PA78 6SY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Coll  >  Arinagour
  • Phone Number: +44 1879 230262
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