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Mountain Coffee company

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Strath Gairloch IV21 2BX, Gairloch, Scotland
+44 1445 712316
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Whenever we come to the area we often entertain ourselves with a visit to this coffee shop to experience the fantastically rude owner. However, we darkened their doors on Saturday and were shocked to receive really good service from the 2 girls working there. The coffee was also really well made. No one was rude to us either. It's also... More 

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Forres, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So, at least it was open...The bookshop is quirky, interesting. The burnt cheese scones, however, were the worst I have ever been served...and in spite of it's name, the coffee wasn't great. I took the blackened, doughy, scones (which we had cut open and tasted the centres..yuk...I suspect they had been microwave heated....pastry? Really?), back to the counter, and very... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was in September that myself, my son Tim and his best friend Adam decided to tour Scotland for 6 days from Sunderland on the chilly North East Coast of England via Braemar, John O'Groats, over to Durness and down the West Coast not missing any of the fantastic Scottish mountains and coastal views. We had left Ullapool Youth Hostel... More 

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Thank Ray F
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly this is not a place to go back to despite looking so enticing. It was only 1pm ish and they ran out of soup? Only other alternative was a savoury scone which we didn't fancy. There is cosy seating with bookshelves, full of interesting books but my husband was told -in no uncertain terms to " put the book... More 

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Thank Liz R
scotland
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe itself is very nice. The coffee and soup were both excellent. As for the staff, skip this place if you want to be greeted by a smile. We were the only customers in on a cold November day and were very grateful to have found a cosy place for lunch. The cafe does soup, scones, cakes and all... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the mountain coffee company on a beautiful sunny autumn afternoon during October half term. As it was 3pm I thought I best enquire whether they were still serving. I barely got my sentence out when I was barked 'yes' by a lady who was clearing tables. I asked her if it was going to trouble her if we... More 

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Thank Kay G
Halifax, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice central Location, looks inviting but isn't. Overcrowded with tables and seating, unfriendly (verging on rude) staff who would rather chat loudly between themselves than attend to customers. Expensive warm tea and coffee and mediocre scones and soups. Save your money and give it a miss.

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Thank S F
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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359 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We were excited when we saw the cafe and then very disappointed. The floor was dirty, crumbs everywhere. Tables uncleared. Disinterested staff. Thick and heavy scones and cake. Very average coffee. Outside - unsteady plastic furniture. Not cheap. the only saving grace was the fabulous bookshop attached.

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Thank Jane C
Oldenburg, Germany
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

You can buy a coffee, cake or snacks here. What else can I say other than it isn't exceptional and neither are the staff but then not everywhere can be exceptional. It does what it says and possibly when others are closed too. No complaints.

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London, United Kingdom
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397 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Believe they started out as an ethical quirky coffee shop but has plummeted into an overpriced unethical and bad mannered cafe . Shame!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strath Gairloch IV21 2BX, Gairloch, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Gairloch
  • Phone Number: +44 1445 712316
Description
This cafe is recommended by Lonely Planet and could be fantastic. The view is good, The food looked good and some tasted good. I ma prompted ot review becase the service was very bad. The women in charge who I believe is the owner was one fo the grumpier people we met on a 5month tour of Europe. She was loudly critical of and to the young man working there, she was unwelcoming and ignored much of what we said to her. The coffee was ok but made with reluctance and an offhand attitude. We felt as if we were intruding in her space and a real nuisance -- at 11 am !!. We had driven out of the way to get to a place which we felt would be special place for a coffee. It was but in all the wrong ways. We are New Zealanders who do not normally complain but this place was worth complaining about.

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