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“Always excellent”

Bridge Cottage Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1 Coffee & Tea in Poolewe
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Bridge Cottage Cafe is under new ownership and management. Completely refurbished, Ana and Manu offer delicious Galician baking as well as local favourites. Wherever possible, all food is organic and sourced locally. Special diets including vegans and gluten free can be catered for on request.
Reviewed May 31, 2013

No visit to Poolewe would be the same without our visits to this cafe. It is part and parcel of our holiday to know that we can go there and be welcomed and served by friendly, excellent staff and enjoy the delicious soups, sandwiches, cakes and drinks. Browsing upstairs in the gallery is an added extra. If you're in the area I recommend a visit to this cafe.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

A very simple cafe which we had previously reviewed in Tripadvisor as an intended visit. The staff were only too happy to serve us and share their recipes when discussed. Clearly a lovely family business which was clean, and eager to serve us. We had a delightful lunch and would clearly recommend to anyone. We would recommend visiting this cafe prior to visiting the Inverewe Gardens, as the homely atmosphere was so welcoming and the food was fresh, organic, home-made and locally sourced. Thank you for a wonderful lunch!

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Reviewed May 4, 2013

We visited during a stay at Aultbea. Really lovely, family-friendly welcome from the minute we walked in. And despite being very busy when we arrived the owner attended to us right away and invited us to look in the gallery upstairs whilst he cleared a table. Apart from the cafe the Bridge includes a cracking local artwork and gift shop as well as the most interesting loo(!) in Wester Ross for our 4 year old to visit....which she did...several times...to measure herself on the wall-chart on the door. PS...she's the size of a 'king penguin', I am the 'walrus' (coo-coo coo-choo) and daddy is a 'polar-bear'! Lunch was lovely - great sandwiches and amazing milky coffee. We got the best table in the corner near the fire and the owner entertained our daughter with his 'singing pet lobster' at one point which gave us all a good laugh and really made us feel really welcomed. Lovely, homely place to stop for lunch and will definitely go back next time we're in Poolewe. Would highly recommend for the food and hospitality (and if you want to buy any local arts/craft/gifts). Take cash for the cafe; but cards ok for the giftshop.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Visited here twice while staying near Gairloch. Highly recommended, great home baking, tasty soups and very friendly owners/staff. If you are visiting the NTS inverewe Gardens then eat at the Bridge Cottage Cafe first instead of going to the dreadful NTS cafe.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We visited here in the Easter holidays with our 4 young children, and were all spoilt with delicious home baking, wonderful hot chocolate/marshmallows, and coffee. The savoury muffins were a real treat too! The children were fussed over by the wonderful owners, who couldn't be more welcoming, giving them individually picked animal-themed mugs and matching mats, which the children still talk about! We have been here several times before and will certainly return every time we are in the area. Highly recommended!

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1  Thank SMM2013
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