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Macmillans Bistro and Coffee House

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Address: Main Street, Buchlyvie FK8 LLX, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1360 850189
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Set in the heart of central Scotland, we aim to provide an unforgettable...

Set in the heart of central Scotland, we aim to provide an unforgettable experience for all, with the finest Italian coffee, specialty teas and delicious food made from local Scottish produce. Whether it’s morning coffee, a leisurely lunch, afternoon tea or you’re on the go. Relax in our informal surroundings while the children enjoy active play, arts, crafts and ceramics. Freshly Ground Italian Coffee. At the Buchlyvie Coffee House our coffee beans are blended and roasted in the traditional Italian slow roast method and a wide range of espresso based coffees are on offer. Specialty Teas. The World’s finest loose leaf teas are on offer at the Buchlyvie Coffee House courtesy of Jeeves and Jericho, the Jolly Good Tea Company. Drinking tea has never been so much fun! Whatever your taste –'Red Berry Burst', 'China Jasmine', 'Camomile Blossom', 'Mojito Mint', 'Earl of Grey' or good old 'Scottish Brew'! Playtime.At the Buchlyvie Coffee House it’s always playtime. Come and explore the kids corner with the hide and seek playframe and playhouse. Enjoy our interactive games, fun crafts and ceramics. We have something for all ages. Ceramics.Enjoy designing your own personalised ceramic art. First select one of our exciting ceramic objects from a range including figurines, money banks and plaques. Then have fun decorating it in your own personal style and leave with the perfect gift or keepsake. Big kids can take part too! Parties.At the Buchlyvie Coffee House we have a range of party plans and ideas to suit any age group: toddler, preschool, school age, teen, tween, and adult. Ceramics, Cake Decorating, Crafts and many more themes.

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A very pleasant eating experience. Good food and good atmosphere with very friendly, efficient and attentive staff. I asked for a small change to the menu and this was easily... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 May 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014

We stopped in for a cup of coffee after a long day of sightseeing at Bannockburn and Stirling. We loved the decor, the friendly staff, the view out the window and the glorious sunshine. Great coffee, lots of art and a wonderful place to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

A very pleasant eating experience. Good food and good atmosphere with very friendly, efficient and attentive staff. I asked for a small change to the menu and this was easily dealt with without any difficulty. Coincidentally to another reviewer, there was a large party dining in the restaurant but our own service was unaffected. The bistro does not have a... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

My partner and I stopped off for a late lunch after shopping in Stirling. I had venison sausages and mashed potatoes which were very good but a little overcooked and over-priced. My partner had griddled roast vegetables and goat's cheese ciabatta which she describes as the "best she has had in years". The service was excellent and decor just right... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

My wife and i went in for a meal after passing by a few times myself... We where not welcomed in at the door as you would expect at a real restaurant or bistro so we seated our selves. The decore is a little blank and there is allot of space... Good or bad thing? I'm not sure... For the... More 

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Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

Has changed hands - now called Macmillans Bistro & Coffee House Food is freshly prepared and quality is excellent. Friendly staff. Would advise booking if using restaurant in the evening as it is busy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

I have been struggling to find a good place for lunch locally that makes the children feel as welcome as the adults. I need look no further than this lovely cafe. There is enough space inside the tastefully decorated room to allow for people with children to stay near the play area if they wish, but the space is big... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

Up in Scotland shortly before Christmas, my wife and I passed through Buchlyvie and stopped off for a quick bite in what turns out is an old post Office now lovingly rewored into an excellent coffee shop and much more. Some two hours later, we continued our journey as rather than just grabbing a sandwich and a coffee to go,... More 

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