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Ralia Cafe

Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups
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A9 at Newtonmoore, Newtonmore PH20 1BD, Scotland
+44 1540 670066
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good roadside stop serving good coffee and lite bites in café. Friendly service, good parking, useful toilets

Thank Albanach
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time stop here, not a big choice but just what's needed, hot flavoursome homemade soups,3 different flavours.with chunks of homemade bread. Also on offer sandwiches, and cakes teas coffees and juice. Toilets are down the stairs from the cafe and are public, basic but clean, great we stop off when doing the long drive to or from Inverness

Thank Cathy G
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were very friendly and the setting is very pretty, but the range of food offered is extremely limited and not particularly delicious - other than prepacked, refrigerated sandwiches, a few soups and one type of toasted sandwich, there wasn't much else on offer. If you're after something VERY simple/light, this might be the place for you but it's... More 

Thank TFSR
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

travelling from Edinburgh to Inverness we needed a place to stop for refreshments. We stopped at the only place for miles around The Ralia Cafe. This place is just perfect. It has fresh homemade food, from soups to sandwiches, cakes and crisps, the price is reasonable and far far better than any services you normally stop at. 10 mins free... More 

Thank naomimolyneux
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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a great amenity for travellers on the A9, particularly if travelling with dogs, kids or those with mobility issues. The setting is lovely and there is a nice woodland track for exercising dogs (or humans). Yes, the range of food is a little bit limited but fresh and in our experience, delicious. We've had soups and toasted sandwiches... More 

Thank Fiona_and_Ian
Norwich, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a little cafe which is great if you need something to eat! My only criticism is that the food in not warm and it is quite expensive! I loved the little shop near by I bought some postcards for my Penpals to find that they had stamps to! Lovely

Thank Verity S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Never been before, was really needing something so popped in. Its in a wonderful setting really is but when you get to the cafe, its really needing some TLC. In saying that the staff were very helpful, chatty and we had great service. Limited menu on offer but it is what it is a cafe thats sells coffee and sandwiches.

Thank Scottie S
Selkirk, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I just love this place - it's always busy, there's normally a queue and the toilets aren't sparkly but the soup's great, the atmosphere is good, the car park is well-organized and I love the wee dog-walk. Stopping at Ralia always makes me feel like the holiday has begun!

Thank AnnieDickson
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Having been to Ralia on several previous occasions we were very disappointed by this last visit. We arrived after 2pm, very little choice of sandwich, extremely busy ( no seats) but most importantly the ladies toilets were filthy, only 1 out of 3 worked and it was in need of a good clean.

Thank BoraBlackbird
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Not the warmest of places with toilet facilities in a separately accessed side building. Service average but all was redeemed by the wonderful vegetable broth and bread.

Thank relaxing507

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A9 at Newtonmoore, Newtonmore PH20 1BD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Newtonmore
  • Phone Number: +44 1540 670066
Cafe situated on the A9 offering a range of freshly made sandwiches, soup, snacks and freshly ground coffee and tea.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?