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Active Cafaidh

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Grampian Road, Aviemore, Scotland
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Eventually ordered food after being ignored and 4 breakfast rolls were delivered after 15 mins and the other 2 after 25mins. The place was quiet. Good to see one of the staff managed to get her breakfast and have a sit down during our visit. Food was ok but come on guys...

Thank tomstermcl
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Heart soup, delicious omelets, sandwiches and cakes to die for. Food a bit different from other cafes in town and relaxing atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mini1971
Inverness, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great option for a quick bite to eat at the southern end of Aviemore. An array of soup/sandwiches/wraps/baked potatoes/crepes is available as well as a good selection of home baking. Very realaxed space often filled with folk straight off the mountain, river, bikes or whatever outdoor activity they're been enjoying. Small car park outside.

Thank Duncan I
Inverness, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Bern to this great cafe in Aviemore many times now and always a joy to go to. There are bookshelves in a corner so you can sit and have a read with your coffee, a TV screen showing outdoor activities such as rock climbing, snow sports, canoeing etc... Got some nice comfy sofas to sink into with friends to relax... More 

Thank yogihtw
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Nice to have gluten free options here. Staff very friendly. The restaurant is upstairs and has the California like atmosphere. Very reasonably priced!

Thank la2londonguy
Newtonmore, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Coffee OK, cakes excellent but I do feel there are some service issues with some staff. When I arrived I stood at the counter for what felt like quite a long time while the young man making coffee ignored me. Was I wearing an invisibility cloak? A simple "hi" or "I'll be with you in a moment" would have sufficed.... More 

Thank petemain
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Amazing (all day ) Breakfasts nice coffee the cakes looked amazing , along with nice welcoming staff highly I would highly recommend :)

Thank Henny970
Aviemore, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

After a long morning walk decided to have a hot chocolate with all the trimmings. Chocolate did come with all the trimmings, unfortunately the chocolate drink itself was cold and very watery. I took it back explained the problem and had a coffee instead. My advice if you are wanting a hot drink stick to their coffee and teas. Didn't... More 

Thank Macfarlane58
Inverness, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Went here for lunch, as the cafe that I would normally go to was closed. Lovely little place with friendly, helpful staff and a relaxed atmosphere, we didn't have to queue at all and were served very quickly. Being both vegetarian and gluten-free, I did struggle a little to find something that I could eat and went for a jacket... More 

Thank SWest2016
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Popped in for a quick coffee and lunch last week. Good soup and coffee. Friendly service and less pricy than the competition up the road.

1 Thank Peter D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grampian Road, Aviemore, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: 441479780000
Active Cafaidh (Gaelic for Cafe) is the unique place in Aviemore to meet, eat & relax. Experience a friendly relaxed atmosphere and outstanding mountain views. Our food is all freshly prepared using the finest quality Scottish produce. Menu options include delicious savoury crepes, venison burgers, daring omelettes and hearty mountain platters with fresh soups prepared daily and superb coffee & home baking. We always have selections for people with special diets. Take time to browse our bookshop and Scottish music collection. The cafaidh has free Wi-Fi and 2 public access computers. We are available for private functions and are fully licensed offering a range of drinks including local beers, whisky cocktails & wines.Relax and enjoy the Active Cafaidh experience!

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