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Whaligoe Steps Cafe

The Square, Whaligoe KW2 6AA, Scotland
+44 1955 651702
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The Square, Whaligoe KW2 6AA, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I got lots of personal recommendations for the NC500 but this was the only one for the whole of the east coast. I was expecting a little community run coffee stop in a village hall or garden shed or something, so this place blew me...More

Thank Alex F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I did the NC500 last week and stopped to see the Whaligoe Steps. We saw it had a cafe so we decided to have lunch too. Well, this was the biggest surprise of the whole trip! Cafe just does not do it...More

Thank Irene M
Karen D, Owner at Whaligoe Steps Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your lunch, we cook everything from scratch on the premises, and love to have seasonal choices. Everything is cooked in small batches, 8 - 10 portions are typical, so there are always things that are not available - but...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here today, with my Aunt from Canada, Absolutely delicious, I only live an hour from here, and can't believe I haven't been before. Best Cullen skink ever and delicious fresh crab in hearth bread, finished with caramelised apple and cinnamon crepe.😚 My aunt...More

Thank Nicky M
Karen D, Owner at Whaligoe Steps Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit, and look forward to seeing you here again. Karen

Reviewed 16 June 2017

First visit for lunch today with my 2 cousins was absolutely amazing. Garlic hearthbread was to die for. We then shared a garlic & chilli crushed potato galette, pork & beef chilli with nachos & sour cream and coconut & chilli potato cakes. All home...More

Thank ver0nicawils0n
Karen D, Owner at Whaligoe Steps Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again sometime soon. Thanks for the review, they're very important to us, Karen

Reviewed 5 June 2017

This was a great find on our North Coast 500 trip. Must stop by for a spot of delicious lunch. The smoked salmon salad was the best I have ever had. Welcoming and friendly place with perfect view and amazing food. Perfect stop!

Thank rukitraveler
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Came across this by accident whilst doing the North Coast 500 last month. Saw no mention of it, or the Steps, on the official NC500 website, although Walk Highlands do feature it in their recommendations. Loved it. Nicely decorated and a great view of the...More

Thank curlycamper55
Karen D, Owner at Whaligoe Steps Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the cafe, just one correction - dogs are welcome inside - but we have a policy of asking any customers who are already in the cafe if they are bothered by dogs, should someone want to...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We stopped here after we climbed down the Whaligoe steps and back. The decor and the place was a lovely surprise and the staff were super friendly. I am gluten and dairy free and when I asked if there was anything for me the chef/owner...More

Thank Dealzz
Reviewed 22 May 2017

What a pleasant surprise we had in store visiting Whaligoe Cafe. The place itself was beautifully done, all very tasteful and interesting. The menu was amazing, so creative. There was even a coffee menu. We were very impressed with the quality of the food. Karen...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 21 May 2017

An ideal place to stop for lunch along the A99. Fantastic selection of food all freshly cooked by friendly owner who is clearly passionate about her cuisine We were made to feel very welcome. View from the huge window is breath-taking.

Thank JanuaryLantern
Karen D, Owner at Whaligoe Steps Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks for the review. Hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Lovely little cafe. Everything is cooked fresh to order. As a result of this, food can take its time to come, but it's worth the wait. While you wait for your food you can have some home-made lemonade or an excellent range of teas/coffees and...More

Thank Luke K
Karen D, Owner at Whaligoe Steps Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thanks so much for your review, it's great to know you enjoyed your visit. Karen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Whaligoe KW2 6AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Whaligoe
  • Phone Number: +44 1955 651702
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