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Ellishadder Art Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Situated on the stunning North East coast of the Isle of Skye, overlooking the picturesque Loch Mealt and the dramatic Trotternish Ridge, is the small hand weaving studio and gallery of Maggie Williams. Come and see Maggie at work on her 16-shaft dobby loom, chat to her about the weaving process and discover a unique range of contemporary home accessories, bags, scarves, throws and paintings. Whilst you're here, relax with a drink next to our cosy wood burner and enjoy a bowl of soup or some award winning home baking, all freshly prepared here at Ellishadder. In warmer weather why not enjoy the garden and the stunning views of Trotternish - absolute bliss on a warm, sunny day! Summer opening
US$ 5 - US$ 13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Soups, British, Scottish
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

Due to the rating on tripadvisor we thought we would give this place a try when passing. We ordered tomato and basil soup with home-bread bread, followed by nougat cake and tiffin. The soup was hot and delicious and the home-bread was soft and dreamy...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank karen r
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We were so pleased to have found this wonderful cafe to visit during our stay. The food was all lovingly made and we were made to feel so welcome - including our dogs. To have found such a lovely place with 1) vegan food and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rachelann2018
Reviewed 15 October 2018

An absolute blissful haven of warmth and comfort. We went on a very windy, showery day and were overwhelmed with this little oasis. Small, cosy, warm and friendly, with a real fire and cats. Dogs are actively welcomed. Maggie is a weaver and the working...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karen C
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This is a warm refuge on a rainyday! Tasty soups, cakes, flavoursome drinks and artwork make this a must do visit whenever you are travelling along the east coast of northern skye. Maggie is a very friendly and skilled host/cook, hope to return soon.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Phil M
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We arrived wet and fed up from a fraught journey, with not long before the cafe closed. Maggie was pleasant, welcoming, served us a solid and tasty cake with tea and let us sit and calm down. She took time out to show us her...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Julie B
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent craft skills :-) You can see the loom in the cafe room which also displays the various hand-woven items, from cushions, throws to door stops :-) Lovely choice of colors to.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank miracle1Bucks
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Nice lady, delicious cakes and charming place. Perfect stop while visiting the northeast coast of Skye.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank soane15
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This weaver’s studio/light lunch/dessert place is worth seeking. We had delicious homemade soup, bread, and desserts and even bought some beautiful items made by the owner. I’m happy that we stopped here!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Beautiful, quiet tiny tea room within a lovely old house beside the weaving loom.Soup and good bread was excellent and the chocolate tiffin was a meal in itself.We'll be back.Lovely traditional Gaelic music and singing CD playing softly in the background,just adding to how you...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Scotlandmac
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This lovely little cafe is both interesting and delightful. The soup and cake menu is just right for lunch time, everything is made on the premises and totally delicious. The garden is very pretty and provides herbs for the kitchen, the eggs used come from...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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