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Willows Coffee Shop

Mill Street, Kirkwall, Scotland
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (11 reviews)
“paninis” (5 reviews)
“cake” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mill Street, Kirkwall, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We use the willows quite regularly, perhaps every other weekend. The new summer menu was available when we popped in this Saturday. We had the homemade Orkney burger, childs mini burger and the bacon & leek quiche. All of which were delicious, followed by the...More

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed scone and banoffi pie with drinks and we will certainly be back. Friendly and helpful staff brought hit drinks to the table. It was our first visit but won't be our last whilst we are on holiday.

Thank Sockknitter5
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Hidden gem (if a visitor to Kirkwall anyway). Great selection of excellent food and service. Recommended to all...

Thank crummer1954
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Went here as a family with my kids and parents on a Friday. Kids had hot chocolate and maltesar cakes. Chocolate cake for me and my wife. Moist and sickly yum. Plenty of seating but gets busy at 12ish onwards so go early.

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A must do for for a very reasonably priced menu, excellent tasty sandwiches, home made soup and cakes in a friendly vibrant environment. The garden centre has a vast array of unusual products and always a friendly face to assist. A really pleasant experience and...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The number of regulars every day speaks for itself. Nice staff who are kept extremely busy at times.

Thank kenneth351
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Food ok, nothing special. Sparse side salads with paninis etc and fillings lack volume and flavour. Can get very busy and noisy.

1  Thank Revatron
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

The cakes here are homemade, no Costco nonsense. Coffee is good and the sandwiches etc are all good too. Maybe a bit pricey for a garden centre cafe, but the quality is right up there. Lots of locals coming for lunch speaks for itself.

1  Thank Gary K
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is a nice little Coffee Shop located in the Well Park Garden Centre. There was a good choice of hot and cold drinks and lots of cakes and other snacks. Prices were on par with similar Cafes in Kirkwall and service was friendly. One...More

1  Thank alister b
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Chap that served us was very cheerful. They have jugs of water you can help your self too. Nice touch. Food was very good

1  Thank Rosie D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Street, Kirkwall, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
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A modern coffee shop located within an Orkney Garden Centre providing an extensive lunchtime menu with a selection of paninis, bagels, wraps and salads and large range of home bakes made on site. Local produce is used wherever possble. Their website gives details.
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