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Mountain Coffee company

Strath Gairloch IV21 2BX, Gairloch, Scotland
+44 1445 712316
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
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“cakes” (75 reviews)
“book shop” (46 reviews)
“coffee shop” (42 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Strath Gairloch IV21 2BX, Gairloch, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

£6.45 for tea and a slice of key lime pie. Really ! It was awful. Everything is really over priced, tourist have very little choice so it seems that most places on the west coast get away with charging whatever they want.☹️

Thank jim m
Reviewed yesterday

I was looking forward to a great coffee after reading a review in a well known travel guide. Unfortunately, after finally getting the lady's attention after about 3 minutes of waiting at the counter, I was served a very below average, weak and tasteless coffee....More

Thank PhilArmstrong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on our road trip for tea. Both were fine. It was a very hot day and worth mentioning that they do not have ice. The cafe is quaint and well-located with a parking lot, restroom, and neighboring bookstore. However, the woman working...More

Thank nycmeow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure if this place has changed hands or not, but the last couple of times I've visited (this morning, and last year) I've left a bit disappointed. I've been visiting for many many years... since it first opened, I believe... and used to...More

Thank Maryhatestherain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have one person working behind the counter and she does one drink at a time very slowly. So if there's only one or two people in front of you, you will still expect to wait for a while. That being said the coffee was...More

Thank Anna911
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a place that cares about coffee and cares about books. Delicious coffee (London prices, better than London coffee), and a very interesting bookshop with a surprisingly strong range of political books with a lefty slant, lots of fiction, travel, and the seemingly obligatory new...More

Thank JPIF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here on a very hot day and found it was a great place to relax . The cakes are all homemade and very good but on the coffee front I found that my coffee to be weak I had an americano which is...More

Thank Ronnie M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There’s just something about this place we love. It has a wonderful informal atmosphere, great coffee obviously (and other drinks). So many naughty cakes and tarts to choose from. Little nicknacks around to buy and a bookshop attached with wide choice to buy from. Makes...More

Thank DavRos12
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced with an exceptionally rude and unwelcoming person working in the kitchen...the young staff at the counter were polite but paying city prices for mediochre coffee and stodgy cake , a welcoming smile or a hello or goodbye makes the difference to your day .

Thank LLinos S
Reviewed May 20, 2018

This cafe is at the end of a car park facing the sea. It drew us in with intrigue with it's American theme, getting inside it had a very relaxed feel plus it's seating area was in a relaxed setting , some sofas some arm...More

Thank Joyce S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, 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
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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