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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews scones pizza toasted sandwich soup lots of outdoor seating lovely wee cafe hot chocolate at lunchtime take away scotland vegan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a fruit scone which contained two raisins? Really? How mean. Was sooo dry. Coffee was a bit tasteless. Overpriced for what you get.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed October 21, 2020

We visited twice during our nearby stay and the cakes are delicious. Service very good and adhering brilliantly to the Covid rules. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 28, 2020 via mobile

We got three takeaway pizzas on Friday night and they were delicious! Simple order and collect process, and good Covid procedures.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 19, 2020

Well managed and spotlessly clean. Good choice of food. Good service and excellent attention to Covid cleaning practices and distant serving too. Recommend a visit if in area.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 15, 2020 via mobile

We went here for a brunch of soup and toasted sandwiches. Nice soup. Pleasant cafe with lots of seating inside and out.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 27, 2020 via mobile

Went here a few times and it never disappoints. Staff are welcoming and friendly. The scones were freshly baked absolutely gorgeous with lovely cream and local jam. Hot chocolate was a feast, with marshmallows on the side to top it off. Conveniently located along the...main road.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 6, 2020

We had fabulous service at lunchtime, the staff could not have been more helpful. They have the best covid restrictions in place that we have seen in England and scotland. Decent menu and loved it's atmosphere. It seems a shame to not have any vegan...options seeing as the owner is apparently vegan...that would of made this place perfect.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 30, 2020 via mobile

We visited this venue 10 years ago! Revisiting on this holiday did not disappoint... the selection of light bites and cakes are delicious. We have visited 3 times in 12 days and enjoyed everything we have tried. Their track and trace and sanitising etc is...spot on and reassuring.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 28, 2020

We ordered pizzas to pick up as this is the only option for dinner at the moment. Paid over the phone, almost £20 for 2 x 12" pizzas seems a bit pricey but we understand businesses are struggling and perhaps have rising costs. We were...given a time to pick up which was convenient. Pizzas were ready on time and very tasty. Recommendation would be less semolina in the dough as it was quite generously added and bit messy on eating as it was falling off. Would recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed December 10, 2019

A lovely quirky cafe. Fabulous home baking "the scones are world famous" great coffee and music. Friendly staff. And they gave us some scones to take away!

Date of visit: October 2019
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February 28, 2018|
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The outside area is covered and dogs are welcome.
August 12, 2017|
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If you phone ahead a booking can be made for any size of party.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ben Lora Cafe & Bookshop

Yes, Ben Lora Cafe & Bookshop offers takeaway services.

Ben Lora Cafe & Bookshop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5