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The Island Cafe

The Minches, Shore Street | at the First Port of Coll, Arinagour PA78 6SY, Scotland
+44 1879 230262
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“bread” (3 reviews)
“scones” (2 reviews)
“pudding” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Minches, Shore Street | at the First Port of Coll, Arinagour PA78 6SY, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had very good coffee and delicious home made shortbread at this lovely wee cafe. The waiter was very friendly and gave us free refills. We were booked to eat elsewhere but the food menu looked really tempting, and we met others later who dined...More

Thank EdinburghCouple2a
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We are staying at the Coll Hotel and decided to try the Cafe for lunch. Bad move! First of all the place is nice, it's comfortable and the waitperson is so kind and friendly. My wife and I ordered two bowls of soup with bread...More

Thank Donasdhu
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

The staff here were extremely helpful and friendly, going out of their way to make us feel welcome with our toddler. We enjoyed excellent fish and chips and on a second visit, local beef burgers and hogget. They also serve really nice organic fizzy drinks....More

Thank Isabelle W
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the Island Cafe while waiting for our ferry back to Oban. We had coffee drinks and a delicious plate of home made dohnuts. The cafe is pleasant and relaxing and the service was very friendly. Well worth popping into if you're passing by.

Thank Trubridge68
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal at the Island Cafe. All of the food is home cooked and freshly made. There's plenty of choice for everyone & they do lighter bites for smaller appetites. They have a good choice of beers & my husband particularly liked...More

Thank spinalonga_siren
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The cafe was ideal for this sort of trip. Good basic food well prepared and presented. The range and quality of food is much greater than you would expect of a cafe. Good veggie choices and staff were pleasant.

Thank wellmanmac
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My partner and i visited Coll in July and although we dont usually Sunday lunch we decided to drop into the Island Cafe for a bite to eat. We were astounded at the menu and finally made a decision which when the food arrived we...More

Thank Hazel A
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Found this place entirely by chance on a short visit to Coll. Food was delicious, with huge portions. Nice staff too, and would definitely come back.

Thank Irmemac
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Some of the best vegetarian meals we have found anywhere on our travels and the portions will not leave you hungry. Don't miss it.

Thank mrandmrsbucketlist
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Visited this cafe during our visit to Coll. What a wee gem! and so pleased we had the oppertunity to enjoy dinner in this quant and comfortable establishment. From the outside it just looks like a little cafe selling teas, coffees and cakes. However, it...More

Thank bubbly_bernie
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Sheila B
29 August 2015|
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Response from Sheila B | Reviewed this property |
I' ll try and find you on Facebook instead. As it turned out, we did sail over and had another splendid meal! Kelpie ale was good, too! We're telling everyone to eat there!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Minches, Shore Street | at the First Port of Coll, Arinagour PA78 6SY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Coll  >  Arinagour
  • Phone Number: +44 1879 230262
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