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An Cala

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Harbour Buildings | The Pier, Mallaig PH41 4PX, Scotland
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good Cullen Skink and the staff were all friendly and helpful. Cakes were also good. A nice and bright place for lunch or a pot of tea in Mallaig.

Thank missmorven
Dundee, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great coffee shop with friendly staff. Homebaking was excellent - had a chocolate mint tiffin slice with a good pot of tea. Staff were very friendly. Looked as if it would be a good place for lunch. Our friend managed to leave his camera behind, on the window table we had occupied. Staff confirmed that they had found it, and... More 

Thank Bearair52
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

The staff were exceptionally friendly. A spot of satisfying soup and a lovely sandwich and drink refreshed us for our afternoon. Reasonably priced and very clean would definitely recommend this

Thank SueCov
Caledon, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Popped in for breakfast, the lovely lady who served us was friendly and accommodating Everyone at our table designed our own breakfast, our requests were met with a smile and a no problem atttitide. One of the few places with sit down service

Thank warren161
Kidwelly, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We called in here following our steam train trip to Mallaig. There was a lovely welcome from the ladies. We both didn't feel like a large lunch so both ordered sandwiches. They were absolutely delicious. Fresh and very filling. A beautiful view from every window and exceptionally clean bathroom. If you are ever in this area, you won't be disappointed... More 

Thank Liane W
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

While we only popped in for a scone and a coffee, the lady who served us was very efficient and curteous. Our piping hot coffee arrived in seconds with great homemade scones. We found the staff friendly and the cafe very busy. Happy to return.

Thank norp123
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Such lovely staff and good food. Located near the harbour. The food was very good and not to expensive. Gets very busy when the steam train gets in from Mallaig. The coffee was very nice and the service spot on. Well worth a visit.

Thank malfishing47
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

First time visit to Mallaig and while waiting for the boat decided to have lunch at this cafe. What a disappointment. Smiles from staff were certainly not abundant and the " owner" was definitely quite miserable. We overheard him telling customers that they would have to share tables rather than wait. That in itself is not really an issue but... More 

Thank Rhona C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Just stopped by for a quick lunch and tea with a friends, expecting local friendly service and food. Oh how I was mistaken: we sat at a table when we were immediately told to move to seats right at the back away from the window, and this was the same for a few other people who came in later. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my latte here. It was a typical coffee-house. I didn't have time to try the food menu. I will return when in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $22
British, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Buildings | The Pier, Mallaig PH41 4PX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Mallaig
  • Phone Number: 441687462505
An Cala is a small locally owned Coffee Shop and Sandwich Bar. Specialising in homemade soups and baking with lighter bites available along with our made to order sandwiches. Open from 9am till about 4pm every day throughout the main season. We use only best locally sourced produce.

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