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“Wonderful place to eat!”
Review of Active Cafaidh - CLOSED

Active Cafaidh
Price range: $1 - $14
Cuisines: Scottish, Soups
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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!
Reviewed October 23, 2013

It's not often up I'm north but when I do venture up this way I always head along to the Active Cafe. Smiling staff who can't do enough for you, a great range of lovely food, freshly prepared, and a warm, comfortable atmosphere to enjoy it in with spectacular views :-) Always a delight to eat here, I never miss it - highly recommended! Best cafe in Aviemore :-)

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Thank LucyLove26
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Active A, Manager at Active Cafaidh, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2014

Thank you for taking time to review our fantastic Cafaidh and look forward to your next visit.
Kind Regards
Active Cafaidh

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Amazing home cooked breakfasts and cakes to die for! It set us up so well for our busy day that we had to go back for some cake later on! The staff were lovely, so attentive and the girl I spoke to gave me heaps of tips on fun things to do in the area! The food had a real Highland flavour to it and the atmosphere was cosy and relaxed! I will be back soon and bringing friends!!

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Thank ColeyJ
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Active A, Manager at Active Cafaidh, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our Cafaidh, your kind comments are always welcomed
and we look forward to your next visit,

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

My preferred coffee stop in Aviemore. Staff who remember you and smile - that goes a long way - while serving you great coffee. A tasty, well-planned menu, great surroundings with a variety of seating options, stunning view plus interesting books and music to browse. There's a real issue in Aviemore with complacency when it comes to service - i.e. lots of tourists, no need to try that hard. No such issues at Active!

Thank badenoch01
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Management response:Responded 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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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Awesome food, portions fit for a king. Freshly made cakes every day.
Staff are lovely, very friendly and are full of information on the area.
Highly recommend filling up before a day of adventure! (and to re-fuel after!)


Stunning views of the Cairngorms and a crakin' atmosphere. What else could you possibly ask for?

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Thank Amanda B
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Active A, Manager at Active Cafaidh, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2013

We at Active Cafaidh would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind comments
and review. As ever we take all reviews on board and as you say try to be the "best",

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Found this hidden gem after finding long queues at other well known restaurants on our 4 hour road trip to Inverness. When we tasted the food, we couldn't believe how quiet this café was. The food is outstanding. The butternut squash, chilli and coconut soup was FAB and the brown crusty bread served with it was delicious.

Staff friendly and nothing was a problem to them. Had a very relaxing lunch with beautiful views and pleasant background music.

Don't be put off by the surrounding area. This café is a MUST!!!

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Thank Barbara R
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Active A, Manager at Active Cafaidh, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

We are so glad you found us! Thank you for the great feedback come see us again soon!

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