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An Cala

Harbour Buildings The Pier, Mallaig PH41 4QD, Scotland
+44 1687 462505
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
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“cakes” (7 reviews)
“cullen skink” (5 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Harbour Buildings The Pier, Mallaig PH41 4QD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, friendly cafe with plenty of seating located really close to the ferry terminal if you have some time to spare and fancy a snack. Good selection of cakes, with a limited hot food menu.

Thank GReyMaiden
Reviewed May 9, 2018

After taking an early morning ferry from Knoydart to Mallaig, I wanted a place for breakfast out of the rain in the hour we had before we took the train to Glasgow. An Cala gave me a great plate of two eggs and several rashers...More

Thank Chris O
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

All the family was very happy with an excellent snack before the ferry to Skye. Great ham and cheese toasts. Good cakes and excellent service. Everybody was very nice!

Thank TRVR77
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Super tasty food, friendly staff and a comfortable atmosphere. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a tasty lunch or a quick coffee and cake.

Thank srm79
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Having arrived on the ferry from Skye in the morning we decided to go and get some breakfast and this cafe was the nearest. It advertises Breakfasts so we thought great i we go . The only breakfast items on the menu were Bacon rolls...More

Thank edithholroyd22
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick cup of tea and a pastrie. The interior is quite cute. Friendly service as well. The pastries were delicious! Nice selection of tea as well (if you want more options).

Thank Tiffer2015
Reviewed September 2, 2017

If you want a recent place to eat very good value for money food in a nice cafe, which was particularly welcome as the other places in the town we looked at were quite expensive. The menu has fairly wide ranging with many hot and...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

We had lunch in there eating a salad, a soup and a toast Good quality, but the service is not very kind and the place could be a bit cleaner. Tables are a bit too close one to the other

Thank Giuliano P
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

We had smoked salmon, scrambled egg, toast and a pot of tea for just under £9 each. At first I thought what a price! and indeed when the food arrived it was not the biggest portion, however, it was very tasty and did fill us...More

Thank SgtCheese
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

We had soup/toasted sandwich - both were delicious and served quickly by two very friendly staff. We then went for the cheesecake - WOW it was fantastic. Much respect to the staff having to deal with rude & idiotic tourists coming in. Highlight was an...More

Thank DavieJF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Buildings The Pier, Mallaig PH41 4QD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Mallaig
  • Phone Number: +44 1687 462505
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Homemade is our speciality. Various cakes, tray bakes and delicious scones made daily, have them with jam and butter or lashings of fresh whipped cream. All our ingredients are locally sourced for our soups and sandwiches, also we keep a stock of gluten free bread. With the local butcher providing all our meat in particular for our amazing Hot Roast Rolls. The Local fish merchant supplies the smoked haddock for our ever popular Cullen Skink, the creamiest way to have Haddock. A warm welcome awaits you, along with many different teas all served in a pot and freshly ground coffee. Which we can serve with soya milk should that be your preference. We are just across the street from the railway station to the left and enroute to the harbour.
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