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The Loft Coffee Shop & Bistro

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British, Scottish, Cafe
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East Grange | Kinloss, Forres IV36 2UD, Scotland
+44 1343 850111
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09:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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Showing 40: English reviews
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Bit off road but worth the small detour four of us had our afternoon tea in the sunshine outdoors. Seems to be very child friendly and there is a nice play area for the bairns.

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Thank dopey45
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We travelled from Campbeltown and Glasgow to see the Sawdoctors at this intimate venue and were delighted with our wigwam accommodation. Perfect size for four, all the luxuries u need and the staff couldn't have been friendlier. Bring your onesies! We will be back! Xx

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Thank Joana D
Dunblane, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Recommend hot pulled pork sandwich, staff were very pleasant and nice atmosphere in the bistro. So good we returned the following day for lunch

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Thank Iainc777
United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Lovely food and surroundings, good food and vegetarian options! However the opening times are very confusing! Have turned up several times to be told it's closed at peak lunch times? The website is never clear on when it's open? But it's lovely when it is!

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Thank luna l
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Lovely wee place for coffee and scone. Child friendly was a bonus. Price for latte, scone, and a bottle of juice for under £7. Suitable for all as it does evening meals on set days

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Thank storr74
Eastgrange, General Manager at The Loft Coffee Shop & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you! Really pleased you enjoyed! We look forward to welcoming you again. More 

Forres, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

The Loft is not the most convenient place to get to but is nicely located in old farm buildings. The staff are friendly and helpful and the place is clean but lacks character in my opinion. The food although reasonable is nothing special so as there are lots of other options I can't see me heading back there again unless... More 

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Thank Q8007DaveB
Eastgrange, General Manager at The Loft Coffee Shop & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry to hear that you did not particularly enjoy the food or atmosphere on your visit but am glad to hear that the staff were friendly. Since your visit we have changed the menu and are focusing on a much more Scottish and locally sourced food offering. I... More 

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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Nice place, would be great for kids, with go carts and playground. Friendly welcoming staff and decent menu selection.

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Thank Vix H
Eastgrange, General Manager at The Loft Coffee Shop & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it means so much to small business to have positive comments. We look forward to welcoming you again. More 

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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Called in on way past on a rainy day coffee was really nice and cake was good we was greeted as soon as we walked in and the drinks and cake was brought over to the table for very friendly lovely coffee will go back when I'm in that area

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1 Thank Mouseburger
Eastgrange, General Manager at The Loft Coffee Shop & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in the area. More 

Elgin, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

First time and was impressed by the range of options on offer. Staff very pleasant and helpful. A bit off the beaten track but worth a visit.

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1 Thank 19Graham68
Eastgrange, General Manager at The Loft Coffee Shop & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and to explore the local area and visit us. I am glad that did and I hope that we get the chance to welcome you again. More 

Scotland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

Staff were very aware of what they had to offer and made sure we were satisfied. The prices were great and food was handmade. The restaurant is lovely with great views of the park area.

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Thank LaineyBuc
Eastgrange, General Manager at The Loft Coffee Shop & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you! Really pleased that you enjoyed our wheat free options. We have also just launched our new menu with lots more gluten free options (and vegan options too). I hope that we get to welcome you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Scottish, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Grange | Kinloss, Forres IV36 2UD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Forres
  • Phone Number: +44 1343 850111
Description
The Loft Farmhouse Kitchen Cafe is a relaxed place to enjoy great food. Locally sourced produce is used wherever possible and there are choices from light snacks to 3 course options. Seasonal hours apply so please call if unsure. The Loft is set on a working farm with farm walks to walk off the excesses of a large portion of our tasty sticky toffee pudding! Hope we see you soon.

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