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ECTC's cafe recommendations in Scotland

In geographical order - not preference!

Highlands

Donaghy & Sanderson, 45 Atholl Rd, Pitlochry, PH16 5BX

Lovely coffee roasters and deli, brilliant coffee and food. Home of the Etape Caledonia, lovely climbs and lake roads from here, quiet roads and beautiful scenery. You can go from here and take in some very long alpine like climbs up to highland ski stations like Glenshee, another of the 100 great climbs 'the Cairnwell'

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Braemar Mountain Sports Ltd., 5 Invercauld Road, Braemar, AB35 5YP

Just beyond Glenshee there is a cafe attached to the mountain sports shop, good food and cakes all set up for outdoor types. Again in the beautiful highlands of Scotland, not many roads but the ones there are a fairly quiet and good to ride on.

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Edinburgh and around

Cafe 360, Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Biggar Road, Hillend, Edinburgh, EH10 7DU

Another cafe attached to a business, this time ski slopes! The road biking round here is beautiful, there is also lovely mountain biking here according to Chris Hoy, it’s where he grew up cycling. 

Cafe 360, Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Biggar Road, Hillend, Edinburgh, EH10 7DU

Another cafe attached to a business, this time ski slopes! The road biking round here is beautiful, there is also lovely mountain biking here according to Chris Hoy, it’s where he grew up cycling. 

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Artisan Roast, 138 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4ER

It is easy cycling into Edinburgh where you can get beautiful coffee here.