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Whaligoe Steps Cafe

The Square, Whaligoe KW2 6AA, Scotland
+44 1955 651702
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Square, Whaligoe KW2 6AA, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit for lunch today with my 2 cousins was absolutely amazing. Garlic hearthbread was to die for. We then shared a garlic & chilli crushed potato galette, pork & beef chilli with nachos & sour cream and coconut & chilli potato cakes. All home...More

Thank ver0nicawils0n
Karen D, Owner at Whaligoe Steps Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again sometime soon. Thanks for the review, they're very important to us, Karen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great find on our North Coast 500 trip. Must stop by for a spot of delicious lunch. The smoked salmon salad was the best I have ever had. Welcoming and friendly place with perfect view and amazing food. Perfect stop!

Thank rukitraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across this by accident whilst doing the North Coast 500 last month. Saw no mention of it, or the Steps, on the official NC500 website, although Walk Highlands do feature it in their recommendations. Loved it. Nicely decorated and a great view of the...More

Thank curlycamper55
Karen D, Owner at Whaligoe Steps Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the cafe, just one correction - dogs are welcome inside - but we have a policy of asking any customers who are already in the cafe if they are bothered by dogs, should someone want to...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here after we climbed down the Whaligoe steps and back. The decor and the place was a lovely surprise and the staff were super friendly. I am gluten and dairy free and when I asked if there was anything for me the chef/owner...More

Thank Dealzz
Reviewed May 22, 2017

What a pleasant surprise we had in store visiting Whaligoe Cafe. The place itself was beautifully done, all very tasteful and interesting. The menu was amazing, so creative. There was even a coffee menu. We were very impressed with the quality of the food. Karen...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed May 21, 2017

An ideal place to stop for lunch along the A99. Fantastic selection of food all freshly cooked by friendly owner who is clearly passionate about her cuisine We were made to feel very welcome. View from the huge window is breath-taking.

Thank JanuaryLantern
Karen D, Owner at Whaligoe Steps Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks for the review. Hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed May 14, 2017

Lovely little cafe. Everything is cooked fresh to order. As a result of this, food can take its time to come, but it's worth the wait. While you wait for your food you can have some home-made lemonade or an excellent range of teas/coffees and...More

Thank Luke K
Karen D, Owner at Whaligoe Steps Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2017

Thanks so much for your review, it's great to know you enjoyed your visit. Karen

Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Popped in for an evening meal after visiting whaligoe steps and wow!! Welcomed by very friendly owner and her dog who was lovely! Table right at the window with amzing views out to sea and down to bay. The food was superb, we had the...More

Thank Nicola G
Karen D, Owner at Whaligoe Steps Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2017

So glad to hear that you had a good time, we love to have people enjoy what we do. Look forward to seeing you again sometime, thanks for the review, it's great to get the word out. Have a good trip.

Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by the Whaligoe Steps Cafe looking for a coffee and a small snack to keep us going in the windy weather until dinner. I wish we'd gone for a main meal! All of the extensive menu is made from scratch, with love, by the...More

Thank Amy B
Karen D, Owner at Whaligoe Steps Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2017

Thanks so much for your review, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Trip Advisor is very important to us, as so many people check it out, so thank you for passing on the good words. Hope to see you again someday. Karen

Reviewed May 2, 2017

This is a small cafe looking out to sea at the top of the Whaligoe Steps. You open the door and discover a little gem. The view is amazing and the food is exceptional for a cafe. We had discovered the cafe on our last...More

Thank Ruth B
Karen D, Owner at Whaligoe Steps Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback, it's much appreciated. We keep the menu changing regularly, and try to keep seasonal local produce available whenever possible. Hopefully we will see you again on your next visit North. Thanks again, Karen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Whaligoe KW2 6AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Whaligoe
  • Phone Number: +44 1955 651702
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