Cafés, Coffee Shops and Tea Rooms in Inverness and Loch Ness

Cup of Tea

A day out in our region isn’t complete without visiting one of the many cafés, coffee shops and tea rooms in Inverness and Loch Ness. You’ll find plenty of unique places for a coffee pick-me-up, hearty lunch or homemade cake. Take a pit-stop during a scenic bike ride around Loch Ness, or relax with afternoon tea at the fantastic attractions. There are a variety of places to stop, relax, eat, and soak up the idyllic surroundings.

Visit farm shop cafés with delicious homemade dishes using local produce. Then, head to trendy artisan cafés in the heart of the bustling city centre for freshly ground coffee. You’ll be spoilt for choice for places to eat and drink in Inverness and Loch Ness.

Food with a View

There are so many beautiful places to explore by bike, foot, rail or car. So, you’ll need to find somewhere to stop off and take in the natural vistas and recharge. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or afternoon treats, you’ll find many cafés in Inverness and Loch Ness set within stunning surroundings. Sit on a picnic bench with a hot drink near the 'Falls of Foyers', and enjoy views of the magnificent Highlands. Then, head to central Inverness to savour a tasty cooked lunch by the River Ness.

Historic Afternoon Tea

While you’re visiting the many historic attractions, you’ll find plenty of places to enjoy afternoon tea. Head to one of the castles and dine on the grounds which were once the residence of Scottish royals. Or, stop for coffee and cake after a tour of one of the fascinating museums in Inverness and Loch Ness.

Home from Home

There’s no better treat than a pot of freshly made tea and a slice of homemade cake. So, you’ll feel at home during your stay in Inverness and Loch Ness, thanks to the many cosy tea rooms. Many cafés also welcome dogs. While enjoying fresh sweet and savoury treats, take in the charming décor, unique knick-knacks and relaxed atmosphere.

City Pick-me-up

It’s hard to not get up caught up in the exciting buzz and bustle of a city. In Inverness, there are several cafés and coffee shops where you can refuel during your day of shopping or sightseeing. From stylish artisan deli cafés, to cosy coffee shops with homemade specials, the choice is endless.

Full Steam Ahead

Some of the best ways to explore the Inverness and Loch Ness landscapes and countryside are by train or boat. Start your day with a hearty Scottish breakfast on the steam train, travelling along the West Highland railway line. Next, enjoy a light lunch by one of the vast lochs. Then, take Afternoon Tea while soaking up the views of the Scottish Highlands and Cairngorms National Park.


You’ll find no shortage of fantastic cafés, coffee shops and tea rooms in Inverness and Loch Ness. So, pop in for a treat while visiting one of our many castles, museums, or fascinating attractions. Then, take some time to relax and sample the local fare at cafés in the UK’s most northerly city.

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Featured Café’s & Tearooms

Cafe Artysans

Award winning Cafe and Social Enterprise based within Inverness City Centre.

Coach House Cafe

Located in the Victorian conservation village of Tomich on the edge of the Glen Affric Nature Reserve, the Coach House Café and Post Office offers lovely barista style coffees, superb home-baking, light lunches and gifts.

Dairy at Daviot

We have a small menu operating every day and on a Sunday we also add roasts, fish & curry dishes.

Cameron's Tearoom

The Camerons Tea Room & Farm Shop is now open for business on Glenlia Farm in the village of Foyers in the Highlands of Scotland.