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The Wildcat

21 High Street, Fort William PH33 6DH, Scotland
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cake” (7 reviews)
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Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Hours
Cafe, British, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 High Street, Fort William PH33 6DH, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a gem in the highlands, serving excellent quality homely food in an ethically focused way - no plastics and even the straws are metal. We went for lunch - had the butternut squash, avacado, cabbage and hummus sandwich, a side of the summer-slaw...More

Thank Bhavik S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vegan cafe that uses all the hipster modifiers you can think of for their coffee. Pretty militant about their veganism too -- they kicked a kid with ice cream from the shop next door out. She stood on the sidewalk as the rest of her...More

Thank ReynaSF
Stephen K, Owner at The Wildcat, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Reyna, Thanks for your review; great to hear that you enjoyed our coffee, avocado on toast and soup. I'd like to clarify a couple of other points. We don't 'yap on about evil dairy', did you hear someone do this during your visit? If...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried this place as sick of the Costa's etc and was killing time before walking Ben Nevis. The coffee is excellent, beautiful to taste and didn't realise that oatmeal milk had been used (as I didn't read the board clearly) but was not disappointed it...More

Thank hendyjlsbi
Stephen K, Owner at The Wildcat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely review, and glad you liked the Oat milk. It's nice and creamy and works really well for us! Hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is great to see this place on Fort William High Street! Although I am not a vegan, I can happily eat and shop here. Food is very tasty and I like trying different things on the menu. They do coffee to go, in ceramic...More

Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here twice during our visit to Fort William, easily the nicest cafe we came across. The coffee is great and they take real care with it which is good to see. Food is good too, I'm not vegan but was more than happy with...More

Thank AJD186338
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a couple of carnivores, entering a vegan orientated cafe is not an everyday occurrence, but the Wildcat is brilliant. We made two visits in three days. The first for tea and cake which was really good in all respects. On the basis of this...More

Thank VandTLudlow
Stephen K, Owner at The Wildcat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you surprised carnivores! We want to be a great place to hang out for everyone, not just vegans or vegetarians, and it's always great when we receive feedback like yours, so thanks, and we're really glad you enjoyed your (three) visits! Stephen

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a fresh and youthful new vision for Fort William expressed through this alternative view of a coffee house. The decor is recycled and striped back to essentials. The tea comes with a timer and oat milk. The cakes home made and delicious. I had...More

2  Thank Jamesdmd
Stephen K, Owner at The Wildcat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thanks James for your awesome review! We are very lucky to have two amazing chefs who keep the home made goodies coming out of the kitchen, and we have some fantastic suppliers, and fortunately for us, people are tiring of the big players in...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Fort William after hiking from Glasgow. Our innkeeper said this place was 'hippy-like' which sounded negative. Well whatever they lable it: the place is lovely and peacefull. I'm a home barista and their coffee made me happy. Finally a place that serves...More

1  Thank Alex N
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

I am not vegan (or even vegetarian) but I am lactose intolerant so always have to ask for non-dairy alternatives. Lo and behold The Wildcat makes their drinks with oat milk as standard! Highly recommend their turmeric latte, which is amazing. We went back again...More

2  Thank Kimmock1416
Stephen K, Owner at The Wildcat, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Hey, thanks so much for your lovely review! There are a surprisingly high number of people out there who for whatever reason don't drink cow's milk, so it's great to be able to serve you 'milky' drinks, ESPECIALLY the turmeric latte! Glad you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Coffee and cake tasted delicious. The atmosphere was great and the staff verry friendly. Highly recommend!

Thank Aneltur
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July 16, 2018|
Response from Darren M | Reviewed this property |
Hi - yes, they do.
April 19, 2018|
Response from Stephen K | Property representative |
Hi, just found the messages section on TripAdvisor, so apologies for the slow response. We don't allow dogs as we do a lot of open food prep in the front, and best practice guidelines recommend keeping dogs away in this set... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 High Street, Fort William PH33 6DH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William
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Speciality coffee, loose leaf tea and delicious home-made food in the outdoor capital of the UK. 100% vegan cafe.
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