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“Excellent soup & sandwich” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Active Cafaidh

Active Cafaidh
Ranked #26 of 61 Restaurants in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $13
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Scottish, International, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
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!
Inverness, United Kingdom
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413 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Excellent soup & sandwich”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

After reading the reviews on TA we decided to have lunch here. Three of us had soup and sandwiches and one had the Venison burger. The burger was a double burger on Panini bread, enough for two people. The soups were lovely homemade and delicious. The sandwiches were " door steps " with plenty of choice of fillings. Coffee and cakes were also very good. All served with a smile and friendly banter. Having eaten in Aviemore on many occasions this was a first for us and we would not hesitate to go back to this great place.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lizzie0909
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Active A, Manager at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
we at Active would like to thank you for taking the time to review our Cafaidh and look forward to your next visit,
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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Great breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

We really enjoyed our Boxing Day breakfast before our 10mile walk. It set us up for the entire day!

You enjoy your food looking out across the Cairngorms through the panoramic windows.

Very enjoyable

Visited December 2013
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Thank Gail C
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Active A, Manager at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our fantastic cafaidh, we look forward to your next visit.
Kind Regards
Active Cafaidh
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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wish more cafe's were like this !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Am often a bit underwhelmed at lunch stops in cafes but the team at Active have got it spot on. Delicious homemade soups and cakes, and such a lovely friendly atmosphere .. will definitely be using this at my stop off point when I am in this neck of the woods again .

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Active A, Manager at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review or Cafaidh, we look forward to your next visit
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Recommend a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

Never used Active cafe until a couple of years ago and now it's my first port of call before and after a hard days outdoor activity. The staff are friendly, very helpful, nothing is too much bother for them and the place is kept clean. But, most importantly the food is awesome, especially the cakes. I deferent lay recommend to my friends and family. That when they are looking for something to eat or just a coffee when in Aviemore the first place to go is Active Cafaidh.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 40Nicky1972
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Active A, Manager at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Thankyou for your kind review of our Cafaidh, we look forward to your next vivit
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best cafe in Aviemore!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Love this place. I always make sure I go back when I visit Aviemore as I know I'm guaranteed a fantastic coffee, cake or lunch - the food is properly excellent after outdoor pursuits - as well as great service from a friendly team. Last time we went there was a photography exhibition as well, so we stayed for ages and enjoyed the views inside and out! The sofa was so comfy we could have stayed all day. Highly recommend the coffee and walnut cake!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Woodslet
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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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