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Suggestions Of Some Great Cafes For A Post Walk Tea/Coffee & Cake

Newtonmore and the wider Badenoch and Strathspey area has a great selection of food and drink outlets using fresh seasonal ingredients using local food and drink producers.   The waters of the River Spey are world famous for both the salmon that return to spawn in the river and its clear sparkling water which is the base ingredient for the world famous Speyside whisky industry.   The local hills abound with deer and game which is exported around the world to eager consumers.   Local chefs and bakers use these wonderful local ingredients to create memorable meals for you to savour while you are in the area.   Do not miss the chance to try local venison and reduce your food miles! 

Newtonmore boasts several producers including Meikles of Scotland that makes Stags Breath whisky liqueur;  Simpsons Game produces locally caught game and venison; plus cafes inspired by the local ingredients showcase their skills in making delicious cakes.   Free range eggs can be purchased direct from the producers.  Kingussie boasts the Cheese Neuk and the wonderful local butchers D Gilmour  

These are some of our favourite suggestions for local places to eat and drink.   

The Wild Flour

Photograph of the Wild Four Cafe Newtonmore

Hot drinks and freshly made cakes, bacon rolls, sandwiches and soups.   Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available.  This lovely cafe is a family run business which prides its self on service and the freshness of their food.   It is short walk from Steading 5, an ideal end point on your walk around the village or a lovely lunch.  Plenty of parking in the Main Street in front of the cafe.  Food is made to order and different soups are on offer every day.  Local art is displayed on the walls plus artist cards for sale, this includes our very own Orange Paint Pot paintings and art cards. .   

Main Street in Newtonmore, PH20 1DA                 Open daily
Tel. 01540 670975

The Balavil Hotel
Homemade meat pie with vegetables and a drink

The Balavil Hotel is open daily for great food from from lunches to evening meals.   Freshly made food and friendly service mean advanced booking is recommended as it is popular with locals and visitors alike.  Located 20 minutes walk from Steading 5 with ample parking for guests.   Daily specials is offered in addition to the regularly changing main menu. 

Main Street, Newtonmore   PH20 1DR     Open daily   
Tel. 01540 673220   Email: [email protected]

 The Druie Cafe and Rothiemurchus Estate Farm Shop
Photograph of a bowl of lentil soup with a brown bread sandwich.

Delicious local seasonal food, ideal for a refuel after a walk around the local beauty spot of Loch an Eilein.  The Farm Shop stocks beef, venison, trout, heather honey and home baking if you want to cater for yourselves.   Car parking in front of the farm shop.  The food shop is a delight - you can find all you need for making your own very special meal.  Booking for a huge variety of outdoor adventure activities including landrover tours of the estate, canyoning,  fishing, clay pigeon shooting  is also available from the shop.

Open Daily  PH22 1QH            Tel. 01479 812345


The Antlers Cafe

Antlers Cafe Main Street Newtonmore

Main Street, Newtonmore

Beautiful decor, friendly staff and lovely food in easy walking distance from Steading 5.  We recommend their breakfasts!    We beleive a holiday is not complete without a full Scottish breakfast cooked in the local style.   Here they will make you their version either vegetarian or meat options. 

Open daily  PH20 1DA      Tel. 01540 673798

Old Post Office Cafe Gallery

Photograph of the Kincraig Gallery and Cafe

A family run cafe gallery in Kincraig based in the Old Post Office building.  Italian inspired dishes and amazing coffee. Lots of wonderful art work on the walls by the resident Ann Vastano.   Wonderful freshly produced lunches using local seasonal produce and the cakes are amazing; well worth the drive to Kincraig!   A personal favourite of ours after a walk around the Uath Lochans or a visit to the Highland Wildlife Park.  Full of original art to admire whilst you enjoy your meal.    No prior booking but happy for you to wait for a table, sit outside or to take away a coffee and cake.


Open Wednesday to Sunday 10 - 4 pm     PH21 1QA   Tel. 01540 651779