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Mountain Cafe

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111 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812473
08:30 - 17:30
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Tue - Thu 08:30 - 17:00
Fri - Mon 08:30 - 17:30
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic food and coffee. Massive portions. Relaxed and friendly. We arrived just before midday and missed the queues but they were long by the time we'd finished.

Thank MrsJuan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Usually visit whenever we are heading through Aviemore. Fab food and some quirky, unusual choices. Fantastic selection of cakes and lovely coffee. Great service. Be warned though you will probably have to queue for a table, don't let that put you off, it's worth it. Saying that we haven't ever had to wait long, approx 20 mins, but only every... More 

Thank Webster-Feasey
Ayr, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best place for breakfast/brunch/lunch..never tasted pancakes like it! Cakes are utterly amazing!

Thank vazzapops
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After being told about this place by family we decided to give it a try. First time was for breakfast. It was absolutely amazing. I had the fry up and my wife had the banana bread, we both loved what we had but couldn't finish as the portions were huge. The venue is fantastic with great views of the Cairngorms.... More 

Thank Fenton G
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This MUST be the best place for breakfast in Aviemore. Awesome food, insane cakes, great coffee. The menu looks like every ingredient has been thought about and the meals are breakfast classics that have had a little extra thought put into them without being pretentious. Service isn't that fast, but definitely worth the wait. We arrived at 10.00 on a... More 

Thank Dave M
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had a cooked veggie breakfast here but my god, was it good. The fact that people are waiting outside for it to open is indicative of the clear attention to quality food that is paid at this place. I will be back!

Thank Cat M
Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived to Aviemore just before 8am and wanted a really good food before our walk. We noticed this place and decided to wait. What a treat! The food was just amazing! The best full English and full veggie breakfast ever!

Thank Karin K
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful night in the Mountain Cafe a superb meal for a hungry audience who were there for a Mountain Skills talk after the meal. The meal was so fresh and healthy, the service as always specail. At the end it was a 10 minute turn round for the talk, and it went well. Many thanks for the superb... More 

Thank DavidWhalleyBurghead
Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a frequent visitor here and make a point of visiting everytime i am in aviemore and highly recommend it to all my friends and family. The food is awesome, staff friendly, atmosphere great. Locals can be found here which is a great way of telling you how good the place is too. Just released a cookbook too so... More 

Thank seaimp
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always come here when in aviemore and know what to expect. A big queue to get a table. We normally have breakfast but it was lunch we were here for and it was fabulous. Tasty, large but not too large portions.

Thank Ms_caf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 812473
We use some of Scotland's best local produce to create healthy, wholesome & interesting food with a Kiwi twist. We opened our doors in 2004 and have been gaining awards and accolades for our antipodean style coffees, delicious breakfasts, superb lunches & fresh home baking ever since. Our service is friendly & casual with a professional team from all over the world. The café offers excellent views of the Cairngorm Mountains - enjoy our balcony area during summer and the cosy log burner to sit by during the winter months. All the pictures are of our food - why not come in and sample our hospitality when you are in the area next?

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?