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Musicker Cafe

11 High Street, Rothesay, Scotland
+44 1700 502287
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paninis” (10 reviews)
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Closes in 24 min
10:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 High Street, Rothesay, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told this was where we could get the best coffee on the island and it certainly was! We were given a warm welcome on arrival and time to decide what we would like. The coffee is lovely and you can choose your own...More

Thank HJH242
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is an unpretentious, friendly cafe, offering a plentiful range of tasty snacks and light meals, mostly (but not all) vegetarian. One - I think unique - touch is that when ordering coffee, we were asked if we wanted it regular or strong, which was...More

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

What a charming coffee stop! Good food too, and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere with attentive staff. Just across the street from Rothesay castle and ideally placed after a gentle stroll along Rothesay's main street or up from the harbour. Thoroughly recommended.

1  Thank Terry L
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We were delighted to find this place while we spent the day mooching around Bute. It has a lovely atmosphere, and various stringed instruments, CDs, vinyls and books for sale. The staff are friendly and helpful, and we were made to feel very welcome! The...More

1  Thank Vickitay
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped off for a quick coffee, very welcoming staff and good coffee. The excellent music and the little music shop at the back makes it a lovely place to stop for a quick bite to eat.

1  Thank munchie169
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Great coffee, snacks and a view across to historic Rothesay Castle. John, the owner is a perfect host and his friendly staff couldn't be more welcoming or friendly. A great spot to chill out

Thank mwspear
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This little vegetarian cafe has for a long time been a favourite of ours. We are not veggie so don't be put off by the fact that the place doesn't serve meat! The soups are always tasty and sometimes surprising e.g. Brussels sprout and chestnut....More

1  Thank Lynne T
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We often go in to Musicker for a coffee/snack/lunch. Relaxed informal friendly atmosphere with a jukebox. Really nice coffee, really nice food, really nice staff. John and Sue always have an interesting soup of the day with my favourite being lentil dahl. Paninis are lovely....More

3  Thank Laura Z
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Great sense of humour with staff and i am obsessed with their chilli jam in their paninis! Generous portions and cosy and warm for a rainy day. The staff are attentive and make you feel welcome. My husband and I are looking forward to come...More

3  Thank Maryam T
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I have been visiting Musicker for a few years and would say that it is excellent. I appreciate the ambiance of the Music of all kinds - from classic to world music - and the locals of literally all age groups that frequent the cafe....More

2  Thank l-touring
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Marie W
Do you allow dogs?
6 February 2017|
Response from Johanne B | Reviewed this property |
No, not big enough sorry,.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 High Street, Rothesay, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Isle of Bute  >  Rothesay
  • Phone Number: +44 1700 502287
  • E-mail
Musicker is a cafe/music retailer/bookshop set up in 2002 by Sue & John Dennis, to serve good coffee for the palate and good music for the ear. In the cafe we also stock music tablature, music CD's Canongate books and, of course, coffee, italian cakes and wonderful toasted paninis. We now make delicious and original soups and sandwiches, too.
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