Welcome to our café -
one of the top venues in North Uist
The Claddach Kirkibost café is unique in North Uist as a venue for a snack, a meal or just a cup of tea. Superb freshly prepared food and home baking is served with a stunning and ever-changing backdrop of the view across the strand to Kirkibost island. There can barely be a better place anywhere to relax for a while and enjoy a bowl of homemade soup in warm friendly surroundings.
We have seating for 25 customers, plus an outdoor terrace, and we can offer homebaking, homemade soups and more substantial dishes, as well as Fairtrade tea and coffee. Our produce is sourced as locally as possible. You will also see some products from the Centre's own Hebridean Kitchen brand being used in the cafe.
Local produce - splendid views!
We aim to serve all that is best in local Scottish food, in particular local seafood and traditional warming soups. Our menu ranges from sandwiches, hoagies and toasties, through to more substantial three-course meals. The unique quality both of the food and the overall dining experience is what sums up every visit to our cafe. This is recognised in our Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence, which we received in 2012.
We are open Monday - Saturday 11am to 4pm during the Summer and Wednesday- Friday 11am - 3pm in the Winter. From time to time we organise themed food events - these might be curry nights or Mexican nights and will be promoted in advance on our Facebook page.
It is not normally necessary to book, but we can take forward bookings if you prefer. This may be advisable if you are coming with a large group. Groups are always welcome anyway. If you would like to talk to us about holding a function at the café or Christmas lunch for your organisation, please get in touch and we will aim to oblige. We do not have a licence, but are happy for customers to bring a bottle of wine with them to enjoy with their lunch. We can also do take-aways. Although we do not provide a full outside catering service, we are happy to provide buffet food for you to serve at your event. Credit cards accepted.
Hebridean Kitchen products available
To one side of our café is a retail area dedicated to the display and sale of local crafts, books about the area and produce from Hebridean Kitchen. There are also postcards, calendars and other souvenirs available to purchase.
Directly outside the café there are toilet facilities, with disabled access and also baby changing facilities.
Free wi-fi is available throughout the building, so if you need to use your laptop or similar while enjoying your coffee, please ask a member of staff for the password.