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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for small snackeroo for lunch here. Gorgeous smoked salmon salad with strawberries. As always restful, calm and comfortable.

Thank Lindesay I
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice to find a relaxed place to have a good coffee and tasty rocky road. Comfy sofas and no pressure to hurry.

Thank GH364
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped off here for a cake and coffee. I had the dark chocolate rocky road which was nice. Unfortunately the coffee was terrible and I couldn't drink it. It was very strong and bitter.

Thank lauren842014
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for late breakfast and decided on the haggis omelette which was delicious and had plenty of haggis filling and lovely fresh salad. Staff helpful and friendly

Thank loobs2016
Tadley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

service was slow, food very average, was recommended to visit here, been once and would never come again, atmosphere was dull

Thank daveywayne
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

I am a very regular happy visitor of Active Cafaidh. In recent visits though I have found the service is unfortunately going downhill. The girl who serves behind the till is unfriendly with interest in customers and often mistakes are made. Food service has also been much slower recently and twice I have had to chase up orders that have... More 

Thank David J
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Stopped for lunch and was not disappointed the food was yummy. Couple of strange items on the menu and I had to request no jam on my steak sandwich, to weird a combination for me. The chowder was good but had a dollop of something strange in it !The cakes looked great but as a diabetic they were all to... More 

Thank tackercornwall
Angus, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

visited here at the weekend as preferred breakfast place was very busy. Food was good but rather slow on coming out, by no means was the cafe busy, there were tables not occupied. was terribly unimpressed by the girl that served us, was not at all friendly, didnt inform us of the menu which has bacon rolls etc so we... More 

Thank MOR87
Active A, General Manager at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review

Hi thank you very much for choosing to visit the Active Cafaidh. We are glad you enjoyed our food however we are saddened to hear that one of our members of staff was not as friendly and welcoming as most of our customers experience. Our staff are usually praised by our customers for our friendly, helpful manner. We apologise and... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Food was brilliant, had a very long wait then the wrong food came out at breakfast. Tea and coffee were cold before the food came out. Would maybe try it once more in hope that it was a one off!

Thank Annaisabelladuncan
Active A, General Manager at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review

Hi thank you very much for choosing to visit the Active Cafaidh. We are very sorry you did not have the best experience when you visited. All our food is made fresh and we serve our drinks at the counter. We try our best to serve our customers quickly and we apologise for the delay of your food. We would... More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Lovely staff. Lovely food. Lovely drinks. Lovely place. Helps being off the main drag so there's a good chance if getting a seat a busy times.

Thank daveandhistravels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, International, Vegetarian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?