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The Pantry Coffee Shop

Certificate of Excellence
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Cafe, British, Scottish
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1 Church Street, Cromarty IV11 8XA, Scotland
+44 1381 600455
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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Have been here a few times in the last couple of years and always forgot the name of the place, we just call it the Meringue Café. They are huge and take ages to eat. Firstly the savoury meals were excellent and the choice of cakes etc. are all good too. It is a seasonal café so get along there... More 

Thank Barbara R
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

What a lovely little place to have a cream tea. The tea was great and the place quite quaint. Loved Cromarty.

Thank KirstieM22
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Very good place to stop for a quick bite. Staff excellent and scones and cream very good. Cakes on the stand looked good. It's a good stop in this town. Not far away from sea front to see the dolphins.

Thank kgr16
Sutton in Craven
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193 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

It became an habit to get tea or coffee and cake around mid afternnoon, dieting now. Great staff, quaint cafe and lovely selection of cakes. Drinks were lovely and all in all couldn't ask for anymore.

Thank Keith J
Clydach, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Have visited on several occasions in the last year and the service has always been friendly with an efficient table service. A good menu with wholesome food - spoil yourself with a cake! Popular with locals, visitors to the area and 'adventurers' such as my partner and myself who had just returned from a trip out to hopefully see dolphins.... More 

Thank Howie114
Dornoch, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Pleasant welcome and service but limited range of cakes by mid afternoon so we abstained. Tea was ok but espresso was not hot enough probably due to the machine temperature. Cash only accepted which can be inconvenient.

Thank Mark_Dornoch
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday afternoon, quiet to begin with but business soon picked up. Amazing home baking - the fresh cream double meringue special was huge, the scones very tasty and with a generous portion of cream to go with them. Planning to visit again before the end of our holiday for some more delicious cakes! :)

Thank Lisa S
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

It was very busy when we arrived and the staff seemed rushed off their feet. Placing our order took a while but when the young member of staff had a chance to come to the table we well taken care of. The food is very traditional tea shop type- very tasty and nicely presented. The homemade coleslaw and potato salad... More 

Thank Catherine A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This café is in a prime location as tourists arrive in Cromarty. Appealingly colourful hanging baskets welcome our foreign visitors but once inside, you step back in time. The staff were friendly enough and the cleanliness was good but it's like walking into your granny's. I can't comment on the cakes on offer but the coffee we purchased was so... More 

Thank busybeeme6
Ellon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Over the last two weeks I have visited this coffee shop and both time I had a great food and service. The friendly staff were also knowledgeable in local places and trips to get the best out of our trip to Cromarty. All over great cup of tea. I would recommend you pop in past

Thank Bghend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Church Street, Cromarty IV11 8XA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ross and Cromarty  >  Cromarty
  • Phone Number: +44 1381 600455

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?