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“Superb food, but beware massive portions!”
Review of Cafe Artysans

Cafe Artysans
Ranked #3 of 23 Coffee & Tea in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $12
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Delivering high quality, freshly prepared food and freshly roasted coffee, Cafe Artysans is an innovative social enterprise. Whilst delivering a high quality product, Cafe Artysans is helping young people throughout the area to develop the skills required for successful onward progression into sustainable work or vocational training.
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our order for lunch was taken by a young guy who came across as a little inept. Three times he came back to check, and to be truthful, we were getting to the eyes thrown up mode.
Whilst waiting for our drinks, we read the card on the table which explained:
" Artysans is part of the wider Calman service to young people in Highland who experience difficulty finding or keeping work or an independent home".
"Every penny made here will be re-invested in the work we do to train and support young people in the Highlands".
Suddenly everything became clear: the number of people in the kitchen and front of house for a mid-week lunch just could not have made commercial sense. The young guy was in training, and he was obviously nervous.
Doooh!
The food arrived and it was fresh, tasty and plentiful, in fact the bowl of soup would have fed a family for a week! The side bowl of chips was a small mountain! Sandwiches were accompanied by a fresh side salad with a tasty dressing.
Artysans really does take a bit of finding, but it is well worth seeking out.
Ask a local where TK Max is, and it's across the road.

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1  Thank MoscowMaleEngland
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

While staying in Inverness I found this café tucked away down a side street, had a couple of cups of coffee and a bacon roll. Great service from the staff, I would frequent this café again on my next visit to Inverness.

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Thank Richard H
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

Had lunch there last Saturday - perfect after hitting the shops (it's just opposite TK Maxx) or whilst having time to kill waiting for a train or bus.

Service was friendly and efficient, food and drinks delicious. The decor is nice and modern which provides a really good atmosphere

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Thank MGS44
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Was in Inverness on a day trip and looking for a nice coffee shop. I found it with ease and it was superb. Easy to find towards station parking and directly opposite tkmaxx. Lovely coffee, surroundings well kept and excellent service. Much later, after keeping an eye out for somewhere nice for lunch came back with husband as nowhere else appealed as much. Everything we had was excellent, very generous portions and very reasonably priced. One of the best places we'd been to recently. It was only when we were leaving we read about how it's a charity that works with young people. Well they're doing a fantastic job and a lot of places with 'professionals' could learn a lot about real service here!

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2  Thank Sam m
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

We have visited Artysans on a number of occasions and are impressed each time with the quality of the food and the friendly service. The food is interesting and well presented, all at a very reasonable price. We will be back and thoroughly recommend it to others who are looking for an informal lunch.

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Thank Putharjhora
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