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“Fantastic food and service. Stop on the way to the beach.”

Loch Croistean Coffee Shop
Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Uig
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $32
Cuisines: Scottish
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Loch Croistean Coffee Shop/Restaurant serves home cooked food in a relaxed setting. From 12 noon to 8pm we offer a menu of the day, light meals and home baking. Plus on Friday and Saturday evenings you can book our popular 4-course home-style dinner. Our food is an eclectic mix of Scottish and international flavours and uses local produce as available. Please note our opening times are 12 noon to last orders at 8pm: Rest of year: open Wednesday to Saturday Closed January & February, plus 2 weeks early November
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Fresh coffee and a selection of cakes made this a fantastic place to stop on the way to the beaches of Uig. The soup of the day and fresh bread made this one of the food highlights of Lewis. The friendly service and quirky interior also make it worth a stop.

Thank islandhome
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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Loved this place , owner was really friendly and food was amazing , Wednesday night locals come in and sing, it's a small place to chill out

Thank Wayne H
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

When we arrived here we were unsure if it was even open! It was, thank goodness, as we wouldn't have wanted to miss it.
The staff were very friendly and particularly excited about their new mocktails - jug of elderflower fizz was delish!
For a wee place there was a great menu in that there was soup, open sandwiches, baked potatoes and a couple of specials but we went for the soup which was absolutely amazing and no celery so my allergic daughter could have it too!
The bread was home made and so good! The home baking was also delightful.
It was a slightly odd set up, a wee bit like having tea in your old aunt's front room, but that made it even more fabulous! The decor was eclectic and quirky.
Another table of diners came in who really didn't embrace the whole thing properly. They couldn't understand why they couldn't get a 'normal' sandwich even after the owner explained it was thick homemade bread so she does open sandwiches instead. Oh dear, I think someone needed to go back home and find a Starbucks!
If you want quirky and completely in keeping with the Hebrides and all they offer then definitely visit here, embrace it's quirkiness and eat the delicious home-cooked food.
If you want bland, mass produced rubbish, stick to Starbucks!!
Loved it we will defineitly be back next year.

2  Thank Spoogy73
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

This part of Scotland (and not only) was a huge SURPRISE to us.
Apparently not sensational, if compared to others in the country; but with a subtle charm that, little by little, gets inside… and you can never forget it anymore!

Loch Croistean Coffee Shop was one of those wonders: much more than just a coffee, A FULL-BLOW RESTAURANT, in the middle of “nowhere”.

The place itself is so PECULIAR, NICE AND COMFORTABLE; and the MANAGEMENT (great Marianne), couldn’t be more PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY.

We went there on a Saturday night, so we had the chance to enjoy their 4-course dinner. Here it is:

Carrots and caramelized garlic Pâté
Tuna and feta cheese Pâté
Chicken liver Pâté

SOUP (cauliflower, potatoes and…?)

White rice
Pasta with tomato, spinach and cheese
Chicken in coconut sauce
Fish and shrimps Pie
Boiled vegetables

Banana and toffee Ice-cream
Chocolate brownie with vanilla sauce

… oh my God, it was so difficult eating everything! But also so difficult refraining from doing that!
So we tasted everything, and the mains were AVERAGE TO GOOD; however, appetizers and desserts were simply DIVINE.


Good to know: the cafè doesn’t have licence for alcohol.

Cherry on top: after leaving the restaurant, a few miles from it, we found a group of dears pretty close to the road… So grateful for all those gifts!!!

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1  Thank Elisabetta G
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Limited menu especially for vegetarians (be great to have one hot veggie special as well as one meat) but really lovely place run by two very sweetly friendly and welcoming women. It has very good cakes. There's art all over the walls, a very homely feel to the mismatched tables and sofas, evening light pouring in through high windows (I think it's a former schoolroom) and when we went it was music night - two gents with guitars singing a mixture of mainly folk - the fields of athenry was a favourite!

Book if you're coming in the evening. THere's only about 4 tables and some people had to be turned away.

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Thank Emma B
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