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

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

Find charming places to relax, from farm shop cafés with delicious homemade dishes using local produce to trendy artisan cafés in the heart of Inverness. You’re sure to be spoilt for choice for places to eat and drink in Inverness and Loch Ness.

Use the map below to find Scottish cafes for you to enjoy in Inverness & around Loch Ness.

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Food with a Highland View

There are so many beautiful places to explore by bike, foot, rail or car. Whether you go east towards Fort George, Nairn and the Clava Cairns, or south-west for a day’s driving around Loch Ness. You’ll need to find somewhere to stop off and take in the natural vistas and recharge. Be it breakfast, lunch or afternoon treats, you’ll find many Scottish cafés experiences.

Use this page to find your perfect pit stop in Inverness and around Loch Ness. Be it relaxing with stunning views of Loch Ness, enjoying our quaint little Scottish villages or fuelling up at a local attraction. Or why not pick up a packed lunch to enjoy on a picnic bench with a hot drink at the top of the breathtaking Falls of Foyers. One thing’s for sure, we have plenty of super views of the magnificent Highlands in the wild for you to enjoy.

Historic Afternoon Tea in Inverness

While you’re visiting the many historic attractions, you’ll find plenty of places to enjoy coffees, lunches and afternoon teas. Head to one of our Scottish 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. Looking for a Scottish afternoon tea indulgence? Why not pop into one of our luxury Scottish hotels for a real experience.

The Scottish Highlands Experience

When on holiday in the Highlands, there’s no better treat than a pot of freshly made tea and a slice of homemade cake. Experience a Scottish treat during your stay in Inverness and Loch Nesin one of our many cosy tea rooms. Many cafés also welcome dogs too – see our map and search for dog-friendly cafes.

So join us and enjoy an array of fresh sweet and savoury treats. Winter is often the best time to enjoy the Highlands. Experience true Scottish weather and snuggle up in charming décor, with unique “knick-knacks” and relaxed atmosphere.

Scottish Capital City Pick-me-up

It’s hard to not get up caught up in the exciting buzz and bustle of a city. There are plenty of cafés and coffee shops in Inverness 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. Inverness is the perfect hub for a holiday to Scotland if you want to be able to explore different areas.  Spend the day Nessie hunting, walk the sandy beaches of Nairn and explore some of our Historic Scottish sites. Then, head back to one of the many coffee shops in Inverness before savouring a tasty Scottish meal by the River Ness. In Scotland, you will often hear us calling dinner “tea”. So if someone asks you what you’d like to have for tea, we are asking what you might like to eat!

Full Steam Ahead

Looking for the best ways to explore the Inverness and Loch Ness landscapes? See the Scottish countryside by train or on a boat tour on Loch Ness. Start your day with a coffee in Inverness followed by a cruise along Loch Ness before climbing aboard the Strathspey Steam Train. Aboard you can enjoy a light lunch, Afternoon Tea or dinner whilst travelling past heather-clad moors. Soaking up the views of the Scottish Highlands and Cairngorms National Park whilst travelling the great Speyside Trail, one of Scotlands great trails, along the River Spey.

You’ll find no shortage of fantastic Loch Ness and Inverness cafes and tea rooms to take a break in. 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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