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Velocity Cafe & Bicycle Workshop

1 Crown Avenue | Inverness, Inverness IV2 3NF, Scotland
+44 1463 419956
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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Crown Avenue | Inverness, Inverness IV2 3NF, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here as recommended by friends. Reasonable coffee & cake. Thought pricy. Kind of a hipster place where you go to appear cool ? Maybe am wrong. Home made soups good & there is a good selection for the vegetarian/vegan. Not our scene though.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 953ger
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely, chilled out, quirky cafe. Good to get away from the big chain coffee shops. Cakes excellent and friendly staff.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WhereWillWeGoNext5
Reviewed 7 December 2018

After writing a glowing review we decided to return for another meal. Oh dear, it was as though we were eating at a completely different cafe and not a good one at that. Our salad bowls were topped with hummus. The ground chickpeas were fine...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank vegwit
Velocity C, Manager at Velocity Cafe & Bicycle Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write this. I'm really sorry to hear your experience was disappointing after leaving us such a kind review from your earlier visit. We try hard as a team to make sure that the quality of our...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

plenty of vegetarian options on the menu for the hungriest traveller or visitor to this jem of a cafe, just off the main High st at the top of Stevens Brae in Inverness,the ideal place to relax and have something to eat if you are...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steve M
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This place is different. It is a community Cafe attached to a Bike repair shop. It is clean, and quirky. The only problem is that it is up a steep hill. Pleasant staff, good value and fine service. I will return quite near the Centre...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank edwarda603
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Close to the centre of Inverness up the quiet side street hill of Stevens Brae, this is a cycle shop with a real twist! Great snacks and good vegan food and a welcoming array of kind faces. Unless you're batteries are empty and even if...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Joss W
Reviewed 27 October 2018

In the several decades I've eaten in Inverness as a vegan I had my best ever lunch today at Velocity Cafe. A wonderful array of savoury items on my plate that showed great imagination and skill in combining textures, colours and flavours. Friendly staff and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank vegwit
Reviewed 2 October 2018

With a repair shop through an archway this is a really quirky cafe... great coffee not a huge choice of cakes but all looked fabulous. Simple stuff like toast peanut butter and banana (a revelation to my other half!!!) served with a smile. What more...More

Date of visit: September 2018
3  Thank LFandJF
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

My partner and I were looking for lunch after visiting the Culloden battlefield. A quick internet search directed us to this vegetarian cafe. We got the hummus & salad sandwiches on fresh bread and they were delicious. We also got soy milk lattes. Great atmosphere...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 1erinb
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

This coffee shop is a great gem in the city of Inverness, within walking distance of the centre it’s worth a visit if you want a great cup of coffee and a slice of cake or some breakfast! Really enjoyed the croissant with jam and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Kennybax
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Crown Avenue | Inverness, Inverness IV2 3NF, Scotland (Formerly Velocity Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 419956
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Velocity Cafe & Bicycle Workshop is a social enterprise aimed at promoting happy healthy living and increasing cycling in Inverness. Our cafe servers simple, local, affordable food, great coffee and delicious home made cakes in a friendly relaxed setting. Learn how to look after your bike in our 'fix your own bike' workshop.
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