Our Food Ethos

We source the freshest local ingredients we can get our hands on 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. We work really hard to offer a sexy and safe dining experience for many dietary needs.

Our aim is to give you quality dining, baking and coffee in a laid back, friendly Kiwi style café environment.

Passionate about Baking

Before the café even opened Kj made the decision that no baking, pre-made mixes, par cooked pastries or artisan breads would ever be bought in.

We wanted our customers to walk in and be delighted with the selection, quality & freshness of all our baking.

Baking should be a naughty pleasure that makes your day, not something to be shoved in because you need a sugar hit or something that looks amazing but actually tastes disappointing.

In the early days this meant Kj baked through the night or started at 3am to deliver on that promise and we’re still sticking to this ethos 14 years on. Everything is hand baked on the premises.  We also offer a wide range of baked products using a strict cross contamination avoidance policy for allergy sufferers.

Check out our Cake Away menu for special occasions or whole cake orders.

Kick-Ass Coffee

Good coffee is a matter of pride to all New Zealander’s – this is the ethos that we bring to The Mountain Café

A Barista is a trained ‘chef of coffee’. Seems simple but making a great cup of coffee takes skill and training.

All of our Baristas are trained to understand what it takes to make a great coffee.

We are passionate about getting coffee to you at its best so you can indulge yourself in the taste and aroma of delicious coffee.

When you go out for coffee it should be an experience to enjoy, not one where you feel sorry for the beans and milk being put through torture just to make a drink that isn’t really that brilliant.

We offer our beans and ground coffee for sale in our online shop.

Our Suppliers

Grants of Speyside Butchers Grantown
Mackinnons of Speyside Butchers Aviemore
Cairngorm Butchers Grantown
Williamson Foodservice Fruit & Veg Inverness
Highland Wholefoods Inverness
Harry Gow Inverness
Pro Fish Aviemore
Breahead Foods Kilmarnock
Grahams Dairy Nairn
Allarburn Eggs Elgin