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Active Cafaidh

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Grampian Road, Aviemore, Scotland
+44 1479 780000
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09:00 - 17:00
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79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014

After reading reviews about how good the active cafe's big breakfast was my husband & I couldn't wait to have one. When we pulled up the cafe looked like it was in darkness but we went up anyway. There were 2 members of staff on and when we asked for food the pointed to the sandwich menus-we asked about breakfast... More 

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4 Thank Ray-JayS
Active A, Cafaidh Senior at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review

Dear Ray-JayS Thank you for taking the time to review Active Cafaidh. On reading your comments it is clear that our conversation at the counter has been some what confusing. On your request for food it was pointed out that breakfast menu's were on the table, lunch above the counter. You did indeed order Fully Active Breakfasts ans as there... More 

Aviemore, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2014

Went to this place this morning with my hubby and sister in law.The food was cooked fresh and to order.The bacon on the full breakfast was lovely as was the eggs,and sausages,and they give you real toast,thick tasty slices,not thin white toast.The staff were friendly and welcoming.WELL DONE GUYS,will b back.

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1 Thank Julie K
Active A, Cafaidh Senior at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Active Cafaidh and taking the time to review. Our aim is to give all our customers an experience that makes like no other, fine food , coffee and cakes to die for, all served while you sit and relax, taking in the stunning views of the Cairngorm Mountains. Again, thank you for your kind words and... More 

Abergele, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014 via mobile

Very relaxed atmosphere, with free wifi :-). Food was tasty and everyone else's looked well presented. We only stopped for a cake and tea, but there was a tasty menu with burgers and platters.

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1 Thank Jo M
Active A, Cafaidh Senior at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to Active Cafaidh and taking the time to review. We take pride in all our food to make sure you, our customer can just sit and relax taking in the stunning Cairngorm Mountains, browse our huge book selection or simply get lost in a world of traditional Scottish music playing in the background. Again, thank... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014

On our way into the mountains on Friday, we fuelled up our bodies at Active Café with the finest bacon and egg rolls we have ever eaten. Big, moist, tons of good bacon and an egg done to perfection - followed by their excellent coffee - all made to order. Fab-u-lous! But there are many other more civilised menu choices... More 

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2 Thank alanatdyce
Active A, Cafaidh Senior at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Active Cafaidh. It is always our aim to give all of our customers the same experience , More 

Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We hired bikes for the day and on our return we had lunch in the cafe. Reasonably priced for lovely home made food. Nice atmosphere

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2 Thank Else68
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review Active Cafaidh. It is always our aim to give all of our customers the same experience , More 

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We went for breakfast here and it was very, very good. The quality of the ingredients was evident, free range eggs, nice bacon, local sausages and stornoway black pudding. My partner's scrambled eggs were perfectly cooked. They have a good menu with lovely views across to the cairngorms. Only one thing let it down. The plates were cold and our... More 

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1 Thank hughcunningham
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review Active Cafaidh. It is always our aim to give all of our customers the same experience , More 

edinburgh
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2014

We have been going to Aviemore the first week in October for years but had never been to Active. We tend to have our favourites which include The Mountain Café. We decided to try Active for a change and were really pleased we did. It was quiet compared to other more central cafes which was a shame. I guess a... More 

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1 Thank alecEdinburgh
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review Active Cafaidh. It is always our aim to give all of our customers the same experience , More 

Stirling
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

We went for an early breakfast here and I have to say it is the best breakfast in Aviemore. I had the Active Breakfast. Previous reviewers complementing this have got it spot on. The ingredients are second to none and it was well presented with a generous helping of thick toast. My wife had a roll on sausage which was... More 

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2 Thank Grassharp
Active A, Cafaidh Senior at Active Cafaidh, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and kind words, we hope to see you again soon at Active Cafaidh. Kind Regards Craig Weir Cafaidh Senior More 

Grenobl
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Nice food, big choice of wonderful cakes ! Nice view on the Cairngorm and the staff is kind and helpful. I recommend this place !

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2 Thank Momo-Jojo G
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review Active Cafaidh. It is always our aim to give all of our customers the same experience , More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We were a group of 6 and we booked a table for 4 mornings in a row. The staff are amazing friendly and accommodating, tha atmosphere is excellent, quiet and unhurried. The coffee is simply the best. All six in the party enjoyed every breakfast. It takes alot to impress 6 old farts, especially at breakfast. This place did it... More 

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2 Thank Old_Fotofart
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review Active Cafaidh. It is always our aim to give all of our customers the same experience , More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13
Cuisine
Scottish, Cafe, International, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grampian Road, Aviemore, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 780000
Description
Active Cafaidh (Gaelic for Cafe) is the unique place in Aviemore to meet, eat & relax. Experience a friendly relaxed atmosphere and outstanding mountain views. Our food is all freshly prepared using the finest quality Scottish produce. Menu options include delicious savoury crepes, venison burgers, daring omelettes and hearty mountain platters with fresh soups prepared daily and superb coffee & home baking. We always have selections for people with special diets. Take time to browse our bookshop and Scottish music collection. The cafaidh has free Wi-Fi and 2 public access computers. We are available for private functions and are fully licensed offering a range of drinks including local beers, whisky cocktails & wines.Relax and enjoy the Active Cafaidh experience!

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