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Velocity Cafe & Bicycle Workshop

1 Crown Avenue | Inverness, Inverness IV2 3NF, Scotland
+44 1463 419956
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cake” (18 reviews)
“soup” (16 reviews)
“sandwiches” (12 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Crown Avenue | Inverness, Inverness IV2 3NF, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The seating is either on a long trestle table or in comfy armchairs around small tables. Great friendly atmosphere, families welcome. Vegetarian/vegan soup, sandwiches and cakes, I always stop here when I am in the city centre and I am not a vegetarian. Absolutely 😋...More

Thank Lindsey S
Nicole M, Manager at Velocity Cafe & Bicycle Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! Atmosphere is very important to us, as is supplying healthy, tasty food! We hope you see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought this was a lovely place. In Inverness working at the theatre and needed to get something sorted on my bike. The workshop is great, very helpful and the cafe super tasty. Both sides of the business have a gentle, friendly atmosphere.

Thank Simon T
Nicole M, Manager at Velocity Cafe & Bicycle Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. We strive to provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for cyclists and non-cyclists alike! Glad we were able to help get you back on the road.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A treasure, so glad we found! Fresh, clean ingredients with great homemade taste. We returned 4 times in our short time in Inverness. Lovely friendly people who work there are an added plus to their great food.

Thank Reatealya
Nicole M, Manager at Velocity Cafe & Bicycle Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit! We have a passion for food, cycling and of course our customers! Many thanks for the review! We hope you return on your next trip to the highlands.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stop off at Velocity whenever we are in Inverness for lunch, or at least a tea and cake stop. It's not fancy but the food, drinks and general ambience is great. The staff are always friendly and efficient, cant fault them. It's sort of...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for a nice coffee and found this place not far from where I stayed. Lovely place, lovely and very friendly people. They made me a great cappuccino (the one I am used to drink instead of the bowl of very bad coffee...More

Thank Florence D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Veggie and vegan options - great soup sandwiches and cake. A really charming café. Great place for a quiet read or a chat with friends - and of course, to bring your bike to be mended!

Thank susanna a
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a sandwich and a coffee, not looking for a big meal but something good and satisfying for a light lunch. Kind of a hipster eco-vibe, but with toys for the kids and a changing table in the bathroom. Our sandwiches weren't...More

Thank karenjQ239LA
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Good place to get coffee. And extra thanks for making an exception with take-away as we were on the way and in dire need of coffee and the cafe wasn't quite open yet.

Thank fatamorgana3000
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Stopping by for coffee and cake with a large group of friends. Other customers were very accommodating and made room for us. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Loved checking out all the different crockery and deciding which delicious chunk of cake I was going to...More

Thank LauraFiddes
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Great place. Popped in for a quick coffee but enjoyed the laid back atmosphere that much that I stayed far longer than I intended. Time well spent. Thanks for the lovely coffee. Highly recommend if you're in the area.

Thank Nae-fear
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Crown Avenue | Inverness, Inverness IV2 3NF, Scotland (Formerly Velocity Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 419956
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Velocity Cafe & Bicycle Workshop is a social enterprise aimed at promoting happy healthy living and increasing cycling in Inverness. Our cafe servers simple, local, affordable food, great coffee and delicious home made cakes in a friendly relaxed setting. Learn how to look after your bike in our 'fix your own bike' workshop.
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