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Darnley Coffee House

18 Bow Street, Stirling FK8 1BS, Scotland
+44 1786 474468
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (43 reviews)
“soups” (23 reviews)
“toasties” (15 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
18 Bow Street, Stirling FK8 1BS, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited Darnley coffee house with my husband today after stopping by Stirling with family. We were greeted by a friendly gentleman who offered us several table options. The coffee house itself is small and built in an archway. The brickwork is exposed and it...More

Thank SLBP06
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch with our little dog, made to feel very welcomed, our dog was given a bowl of water & a plate of doggy treats before we even ordered 1 very happy dog. Our lunch was lovely, I had baked potato hubby had...More

Thank aka57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best hot chocolate I've had in a long time. We've lived in Stirling for four years and had never visited this hidden coffee shop. We would highly recommend it for a hot drink and bun/ cake.

Thank Pre-heatingIsAMyth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being local I have a wide choice of coffee 'shops' within the city and close environs this gem is at the bottom of Broad street - home of the cannons - Yound Nial is owner and chef and can produce rare tasting soups, cakes and...More

Thank Eddie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here for lunch at the weekend and were really pleased with the offering and quality available in here, a busy wee place, bustling with life and with a good selection of toasted sandwiches, soups, scones and cakes, just a nice relatively cheap...More

Thank Miss_Laura_Lou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly cafe with nice choice of soup, sandwiches and toasties. Sandwich came with potatoes chips and salad, really nicely presented. No cappuccino here, but plenty of other choices. Lovely spot. Would definitely head back if I got the chance!

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read the history of Darnley on the wall outside and enter and enjoy good food. We chose the home made soups. Tasty and full bodied. Then sandwiches and drinks. Friendly staff but not keen on sharing eating space with dogs.

Thank kevin d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to stop an eat before/after your visit to Stirling Castle. Amazing toasties and a great atmosphere in a building with a deep history.

Thank DKPuck
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Within the old town away from the slightly seedy town centre. A stones throw from the tourist info office. This smashing cafe serves homemade soup of various varieties. Good quality bread and salad. Superb coffee. The perfect place for lunch away from the hubbub of...More

Thank TheGnashers
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Take a tour of Stirling Castle and then go down the hill, until you hit the T intersection. In front of you will be the Darnley Coffee House. Thick stone walls and a couple cozy rooms make a great atmosphere for being in historic Stirling....More

Thank Barry D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Bow Street, Stirling FK8 1BS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirling  >  Stirling
  • Phone Number: +44 1786 474468
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