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“Delightful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Karelia House

Karelia House
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Aberfeldy
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are a family run craft and coffee shop based in-between Aberfeldy and Kenmore. We have a large selection of Yarns, Quilting Fabrics, Brother Sewing Machines and accessories. Our Coffee Shop sells a lovely variety of Homemade Cakes and light lunches which are locally sourced. Last orders in our cafe are 3pm Monday to Saturday and our Winter Hours are as advertised.
Monifieth, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Delightful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

I stopped here with my Grandparents during a return trip from Pitlochry. We were staying just along the road at The Kenmore Club so decided to pop in for afternoon tea. The last time we visited, it was just a shop, however Shirley has created a small cafe in part of the building and it was lovely.
We ordered some hot drinks, my gran had a plate of homemade soup, which was fabulous. I had a cheese and ham toastie which was served with a nice fresh salad and big portion of tasty coleslaw. My grandfather had a scone with homemade jam and cream, also delicious!
I think the first review on here was extremely unfair and completely disagree. The building is situated in a hollow, so the seats do look out to the car park, but beyond that are fields and there are clear views of the surrounding hills. A very nice, relaxing setting. There was plenty of reading material about the local area.
All the staff who were working that day were very friendly and chatty without being obtrusive. We have been holidaying in this area for over 20 years and have tried out most of the local cafes, this is by far the best and we look forward to returning on our next visit to the area. Keep up the good work!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Pleasant for coffee & cake”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

Had a visit to the cafe and craft shop. Fairly small with just a handful of tables but nice atmosphere and friendly staff. I echo another poster's comment about delicious Malteaser cake! We just had coffee & cake/scones here as we visited late afternoon, but it was nice and reasonably priced too which was refreshing.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Malteeser cake Mmmmmmm!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012

Went round for a look round the craft shop and had coffee and cake.....it's all fresh home baking and the cakes are to die for especially the Malteezer Cake!! Only in the area for a week's holiday but managed to squeeze in three visits...to look at the crafts of course...nothing to do with the cakes!!! Call in if you are in the area it's well worth a visit and if you are keen on quilting they also run courses which seem to be very well attended with keen crafters coming from all over Scotland.

Visited October 2011
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Kirkcaldy
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great for crafters”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

Glad I found this - if you are a craft person or a knitter this is a lovely shop. Great home baking and snacks too!

Visited April 2012
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great soup”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2011

Stopped here for lunch and had the best Scotch Broth since my childhood!

Visited November 2011
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