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“Great place to eat”
Review of Active Cafaidh

Active Cafaidh
Ranked #29 of 60 Restaurants in Aviemore
Price range: $1 - $13
Cuisines: Scottish, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Active Cafaidh (Gaelic for Cafe) is the unique place in Aviemore to meet, eat & relax. Experience a friendly relaxed atmosphere and outstanding mountain views. Our food is all freshly prepared using the finest quality Scottish produce. Menu options include delicious savoury crepes, venison burgers, daring omelettes and hearty mountain platters with fresh soups prepared daily and superb coffee & home baking. We always have selections for people with special diets. Take time to browse our bookshop and Scottish music collection. The cafaidh has free Wi-Fi and 2 public access computers. We are available for private functions and are fully licensed offering a range of drinks including local beers, whisky cocktails & wines.Relax and enjoy the Active Cafaidh experience!
Stirling, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great place to eat”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Pleasant staff, good food. Huge portions. Good atmosphere, slightly continental feel to it.
Has a relaxed atmosphere and usually no problems getting a table.
Service prompt. A regular destination for us.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Ann B
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Active A, Manager at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. We hope to see you again soon.
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Varied menu, relaxed surroundings, good value, excellent bookshop, free parking”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Good hearty dishes with a continental flavour, heavy on calories rather than cuisine, but good value just the same. My advice: choose 2 dishes and share. Good veggie selection and fantastic coffee in a tourist location renowned for the average. Great mountaineering bookshop and trad music selection for sale. Ask for your discount if you're a member of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. Head here rather than the queues at the Mountain Cafe in the middle of town.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank munrotop
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Active A, Manager at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Wow - thanks guys. Come back soon ... Please
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Aberlour, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“great ambience, good food”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

We have been using this cafe for 3 or 4 years and it keeps getting better. There is always a good range of interesting and varied food. The coffee is excellent. The ambience is relaxing with a range of music playing, from traditional to jazz. There are lovely sofas to sink in to and a good range of books and maps, especially for outdoor pursuits. The staff are friendly and efficient.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Jennifer P
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Active A, Manager at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
So delighted that you come back time and time again and get the service, atmosphere, food and value you have learned to trust. Thanks so much for visiting and reviewing us.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Breakfast at Active Cafaidh”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Called in again at the Active Cafaidh in Aviemore - this time for Breakfast. Free porridge till 10.30 - and it was rated excellent by others but too much for me. I choose Haggis Bruschetta with Rocket and Onion relish - superb start to the day - excellent coffee to follow.
The staff are friendly, attentive and laid back. Only problem - it's starting to get really busy!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank alanatdyce
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Active A, at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review, December 10, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Active Cafaidh. It is always our aim to give all of our customers the same experience ,

Kind Regards

Craig Weir
Cafaidh Senior
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scotland
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Always an Aviemore winner!”
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We've been coming here for a good few years now and the food and service is first class! The breakfasts are EXCELLENT and they even do a free bowl of porridge if you buy another breakkie from the menu. The food is fresh and delicious. There are other eateries in Aviemore but this place serves up the best coffee and food we come back every time.

It's also kid friendly as we have a 5 month old baby :-)

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank scotbokkie
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Active A, at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review, December 10, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Active Cafaidh. It is always our aim to give all of our customers the same experience ,

Kind Regards

Craig Weir
Cafaidh Senior
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