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Mountain Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, British, Scottish
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111 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812473
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Mon 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this cafe twice in three days as the selection and quality of food was excellent. Friendly helpful staff and in a good location.

Thank DM787
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went here with my sister for breakfast before starting a long journey down the A9. She had been recommended by a friend and luckily for us we had enough time to stop. Now this place is always busy and there's a good reason why - the food is crazy good. I ordered a flat white and the french toast... More 

Thank Emma H
Bideford, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has an excellent view of the Cairngorms and has great service. The drink and cakes are first class. Nice place to chill and chat.

Thank Mark G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a brilliant breakfast here, with a lot of choices to pick from. There was also an incredibly impressive selection of cakes to keep you going.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my husband and I's 1st visit. We have looked at the queue before & thought it must be really small up those stairs so we will not bother. Queued for approx half an hour but well worth the wait. We had sandwiches which were huge and delicious. We saw other people having salads which looked amazing. We then... More 

Thank livvys4us
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is lovely, with a wide selection of meals to choose from at decent portions. The staff are friendly and attentive. The Cakes are something else! A massive selection all sounding awesome. Reasonably priced too. I would suggest this should be on anyones list if visiting the area.

Thank Orchard4
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe a victim of it's own success, but very disappointed with our latest visit. Used to having to queue to get in, normally a pretty good indication of how good an establishment is, but found a longer than usual queue when we arrived for breakfast. Having been many times before for breakfast, this was something we ( grandparents, parents and... More 

Thank Ian H
Drighlington, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say? Every time I visit the place it never stops to amazes me. Great food, great staff and great service. We will be back.

Thank Jlucas090866
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main problem I had was the queuing on the stairs. from a safety point of view this really should be stopped, consider if there was an emergency in the restaurant and customers had to make a hurried exit and there was children on the stairs!! The food was average and overpriced.

1 Thank Drynachan
Durban, South Africa
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205 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again in this part of the world the amazing views make up for average food. The two cakes we selected were okay. Nothing more and nothing less. Staff are pleasant and the service is not to bad. Taken out of its location it would just be an average cafe. But it is where it is.

1 Thank LeeKZN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
Cafe, British, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 812473
We use some of Scotland's best local produce to create healthy, wholesome & interesting food with a Kiwi twist. We opened our doors in 2004 and have been gaining awards and accolades for our antipodean style coffees, delicious breakfasts, superb lunches & fresh home baking ever since. Our service is friendly & casual with a professional team from all over the world. The café offers excellent views of the Cairngorm Mountains - enjoy our balcony area during summer and the cosy log burner to sit by during the winter months. All the pictures are of our food - why not come in and sample our hospitality when you are in the area next?

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?