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“Go for the Venison Burger”
Review of Active Cafaidh - CLOSED

Active Cafaidh
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!
Derbyshire
Level 6 Contributor
318 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Go for the Venison Burger”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

At first glance the venison burger at £8.95 seemed expensive. I chose this with a portion of stornoway black pudding. WOW when it came I was overjoyed. It was 2 venison burgers and 2 rounds of black pudding served on ciabatta bread, side salad, homemade coleslaw and red onion relish. Delicious, but too much for me, 2 people could share this. My companions opted for the homemade soup and sandwich. The tomato and chorizo soup was out of this world, next time perhaps I'll have that if it's on. Would certainly recommend and visit here again when in the area. The people downstairs were also very helpful.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank DerbyshireCook
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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 Cafaidh and we look forward to your next visit.
Kind Regards
Active Cafaidh
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Measham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Absolutely Great”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

This really is worth a visit great food really decent portions and excellent service. Plus interesting local information and fantastic views of the mountains. Well worth a visit.

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Thank balddove
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Active A, Manager at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you for your kind comments, All staff are delighted you took time to review our Cafaidh and look forward to your next visit
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
444 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Excellent soup & sandwich”
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
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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
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great breakfast”
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
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wish more cafe's were like this !”
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
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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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