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Lochboisdale Cafe

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Post Office House Kenneth Drive | Isle of South Uist, Lochboisdale HS8 5TH, Scotland
+44 1878 700313
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I can definitely recommend their home made soup. It is delicious and filling. It seems to be popular with locals and that is always a good recommendation. The staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank Pamela M
Fochabers, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Stopped here for a late Lunch and i ordered some very good Carrot and Coriander Soup with Bread and a slice of Lemon Cake and a drink for £7.90. The Cafe also doubles as the Post Office and also a little touristy bit selling gifts so there not a lot of seats but welcoming.

1 Thank wahaejock
Barcelona, Spain
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182 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Thanks not living close to this place, otherwise I would gain weight. Such lovely cakes and soups. If you are close, you have to stop here

Thank Netti S
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

lovely little cafe, very distinctive with its pink roof. Service was friendly and food was good, we stopped 3 times, for a coffee and twice for lunch. Always busy.The cakes looked lovely and a good selection but we resisted

Thank kathleen-mark
North Uist, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We travelled from North Uist after hearing good things about this cafe but what a waste of a journey. The food was average at best, the baked potatoes tiny and along with the sandwiches served with a salad of leaves (fine), grapes (nice enough) chopped strawberries (bizarre) and croutons (oily and horrible). The best I can say about it is... More 

3 Thank pixie_puff_85
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Nice quaint little cafe a nice and close to lochboisdale pier. We had to wait for a seat as it is quite small and all the tables were full but a sign of what a good place this is. Served a nice cup of coffee and their chicken soup was quite honestly to die for, lovely section of homemade cakes... More 

Thank fran0010
Forres, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Unexpected delight found under the pink roof in Loch Boisdale! We popped in hoping for a coffee but there's coffee and much more! Great cakes, cards, gift ideas and there's a lovely view!

Thank hayb5
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Went here twice for coffee and cake. Very friendly staff who even gave us a free bit of cake to take away because they were celebrating St Michaels Day. Good prices, great choice of cake and free wifi. Ideal.

1 Thank Stevie B
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stopped in for tea, cakes and postcards on a baking hot day. Staff kindly offered water for the dog and we sat outside (on rather rickety benches, larger travellers beware) to enjoy our cakes. Cracking selection of hot drinks and comestibles - earl grey cake was a particular highlight. We liked it so much we came back again a few... More 

Thank Alix K
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This wee cafe has a fantastic selection of cakes and home baking. The menu had a good selection of food on it, and the soup smelt delicious. Very friendly and welcoming place.

Thank RJMac98

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Post Office House Kenneth Drive | Isle of South Uist, Lochboisdale HS8 5TH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  South Uist  >  Lochboisdale
  • Phone Number: +44 1878 700313
We are Lochboisdale Cafe in South Uist, Outer Hebrides. Wifi & Computer access. Giftshop, we are also a Post Office Look out for the building with the Pink roof as you come into Lochboisdale. Otter spot from our window seats watch our resident heron or just daydream while sampling our varied drinks menu or try some local seafood Lobster from our Specials Board. We are 25 metres from the sea, have a view to the hills of South Uist and a great relaxing atmosphere so come visit us.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?