Mountain café – Our Food Ethos and Allergy Policy

Mountain Cafe’s Food Ethos

After leaving NZ I craved the easy going cafe culture with its laid back approach to offering fresh coffee, good food and friendly service. I wanted my own wee piece of NZ in Scotland and I hope you will enjoy the experience.

We source the freshest local ingredients and prepare them with imagination and passion. Food should be tasty, healthy and fresh, but should also have an element of luxury at the same.

Our aim is to give you quality food and coffee in a laid back, friendly café environment.

We offer delicious breakfasts daily from 8.30am – 11.30am and hearty lunches from 11.30am till close. We are also renowned our home baked cakes which are served all day.

Catering for people with food allergies

We cater for vegan, vegetarian, nut allergies, soya free, Coeliac food (gluten free) & wheat free.  We realise it’s important to understand the difference as well as the complexity in producing the various types of allergy sensitive food. We therefore ensure we use separate tongs, toasters and fryers along with the more obvious separate knives and chopping boards. We understand that gluten free food is suitable for a wheat free diet but that wheat free food may not mean it is also gluten free.

This applies to our home baking just as much as to our café menus – we always try to have cake options for vegans or that are free from nuts, wheat, gluten or dairy but this varies from day to day.