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Ben Lora Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, British, Scottish
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Benderloch, Oban PA37 1QP, Scotland (Formerly ben lora cafe)
+44 1631 720296
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Benderloch, a tiny village near oban, and go back often to visit my mum who lives nearby. This wee cafe/bookshop is a gem. Jimmy makes the scones every morning-they are amazing! He also stocks very individual jewellery from a lady who lives in Ballachulish -I buy earrings each time I visit. This is well worth a... More 

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Thank Erica G
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Where to start just love the place .The greeting when you enter the cafe is always a happy one.The food is brilliant especially the macarel pate and home baked bread.it can be very busy at times but you never feel rushed .All the staff are pleasant and happy to help.The pizzas oh my word brilliant.There is a good selection of... More 

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Thank Beverly H
Belfast
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The staff were pleasant and helpful. The food was good and we then had a lovely walk on the Tralee Bay beach.

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Thank Jean C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We were exhibiting at the victory hall model show at the weekend. We fancied a proper pizza and weren't disappointed. The staff couldn't do enough AND when I asked for a cheese board which wasn't on the menu they obliged with the best one I've had for a long long time, must've been half pound of cheese. Brilliant. I would... More 

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Thank ivy-may-roy
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We needed somewhere to go on a wet day and we had a coffee and hot chocolate which my husband declared was very good! Service was good though not many books to see and would have loved to sit at a table with a book but notices everywhere told not to do so! It was busy but whether that was... More 

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Thank Granmaannie2015
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying close by and would have used this place far more if the grumpy old man hadn't soured both of our two visits. The first time we were ushered from the door area and told to sit down - when it was established that we only wanted take-away coffee he was a bit sharp with us (despite being... More 

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1 Thank LiamJudge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable evening with good food and great service. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone left with the same view. We'll go back again.

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Thank Mark H
Scotland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We popped in for lunch one afternoon. This being our 3rd or 4th time of visiting. There was just something wrong with the coffee. My partner tasted and confirmed it too. It just had a 'taste' that wasn't quite right. Asked the manager of it was normal coffee and he says it was. He made it. But his tone about... More 

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Thank Pauby
Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

My wife and I stopped here for some tea after a morning of hiking. It was a cozy, warm cafe with excellent service and delicious tea. I highly recommend it if you're in the area.

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1 Thank John W
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

A little gem of a tea room and book shop. We visited and sat outside with our border terrier most mornings when we camped at Benderloch during July. Helpful staff serving excellent food and drink; we highly recommend their pizza!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Benderloch, Oban PA37 1QP, Scotland (Formerly ben lora cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Oban
  • Phone Number: +44 1631 720296

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?