Before visiting, we had read glowing reviews of the Old Kiln Cafe--and based on our lunch experience, the reviews are justified.
Both the crab ciabatta (on a hotdog-shape ciabatta bun--a new twist in my experience--and loaded with big chunks of crab in a light aioli) and the kofta burger were excellent. Fresh ingredients, generous portions, very tasty preparation and presentation. Nothing fancy, mind you; just a satisfying, well-prepared meal.
The cafe seating adjacent to the shop was packed (and noisy), so we ended up in the larger area across the entryway. It was much quieter and we got friendly and attentive service.
We also felt that the price was very reasonable, especially considering the general cost of dining out on Islay and the dearth of other dining options in the area.
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