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Holy Loch Marina Rankin's Brae | Sandbank, Dunoon PA23 8FE, Scotland
+44 1369 707054
09:00 - 16:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit, staff were helpful and friendly. We had a cup of coffee and a small pot of tea. Both were delicious and the tea was served in a very nice cup/pot.

Thank Susanna M
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Food is terribly priced. very expensive, especially for the quality of the food. cheap bread and processed chicken. 2 men serving the whole shop while i was in and the service was very slow. i only got a sandwich and soup to take away. really not impressed with the place and i will not be back.

Thank LMGls
HolyLochCoffeeShop, Owner at Holy Loch Coffee Shop, responded to this review

We are sorry that you didn't appreciate the quality of our food, and that you found the service to be slow. I have spoken with the staff and they have assured me that the day you came in , it was particularly busy. There were other customer orders being processed and they did fulfil your order as soon as they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing value for money. Full Scottish breakfast was beautiful. Came with coffee and toast. It's so good I ended up having two in one week...

Thank Stuart H
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Open daily 10-3. Lovely friendly staff, good value and a fantastic breakfast. Full Scottish certainly did the job. Excellent all round.

Thank DerbyDave
Dunoon, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We always like calling in here as everything is made fresh to order and there is homemade soup on offer. It may be a tad more expensive for the full Scottish breakfast but you do get plenty of toast,butter and preserves with it. Personally I love the venison burger and the salad that accompanies it. However they also serve Stornaway... More 

Thank Tourerbycar
Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Went in for our lunch recently. Café was warm and inviting. Free wi-fi, and toilets clean. Menu was extensive enough for us. We had an all day breakfast, and a baked potato, with tea and coffee. Both were tasty, and served reasonably quick, although it was busy. There is also a small shop area in the café. Prices are reasonable.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Called in for breakfast with three sailing friends. Food was ok but the price charged £6.90 per head was £1.00 more than it said in the window. AND then tea was extra. A pot for four people came in at another £7.20 ! The price of a bottle of wine. At least Dick Turpin wore a mask

Thank Sc19457
HolyLochCoffeeShop, Owner at Holy Loch Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I would just like to confirm that tea and coffee is included with a breakfast. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

We went their during a day trip to Dunoon. The coffee was excellent , and the home made whisky cake was delicious. The staff were very friendly and the service was quick despite it being busy. The coffee shop was in a quiet location and was spotless. We would highly recommend it.

Thank rhona s
Darwen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

15mins off the Dunoon ferry. Friendly funny staff. Freshly made food. Between us we had soup, sandwiches, toasters and a haggis roll with soft drinks. £25 for four of us. Lovely. Well worth a visit!!

Thank t2cps
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

It would be easy to pass by this café, sitting as it does inside a working boat yard. But it would be a shame to do so. Inside it’s warm and comfortable, offering fresh, home cooked comfort food. Our party had all day breakfasts, including a decent veggie one, and hot satisfying soups with cheese scones. Each of us enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holy Loch Marina Rankin's Brae | Sandbank, Dunoon PA23 8FE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Cowal Peninsula  >  Dunoon
  • Phone Number: +44 1369 707054
Delicious soup, freshly baked scones and tasty coffee , Dunoon has other attractions too ! The really best thing about Cowal, which is a secret little part of Argyll, is the combination of hills, sea lochs and the ever-changing weather. Stunning scenery, wildlife in abundance, undiscovered, hassle free and plenty of space to roam both on land and sea. Leave your mobile at home when you visit Dunoon !There are many excellent forest walks, great sailing, quad biking, cycling, fishing and even the simple things like skimming stones on the ice age shores make Dunoon and Cowal a great place to be. Pop along to Tighnabruaich for a boat trip on a proper fishing boat through the wonderful Kyles of Bute or take a longer trip on a paddle steamer around the Firth of Clyde. After so much scenery a trip to the Holy Loch Coffee Shop is essential!!.Cyclists on epic rides from Lands End to John O Groats often stop off at the Holy Loch Coffee Shop for food and sailing crews can usually be heard across the tables of the coffee shop debating that last race around the Clyde or voyage down the Firth.Nearby Quadmania and The Hunters Quay Holiday Village offer activities for the family and Dunoon boasts an informative wee museum perched on the hill behind the pier. Ardkinglas Gardens and Benmore Gardens have some of the biggest trees in Britain and are well worth a look.After you’ve stretched your legs come and have a sit down at the Holy Loch Coffee Shop.

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