Monday, 10 August 2009

Cafe Beag

The Cafe Beag in Glen Nevis brings back some memories for me - of sitting outside it with tea and cake in the sunshine with Claire when we first spent a long trip there aged 18. I associate the place with those feelings of anticipation of finally getting a chance to try all these routes I’d read so much about, and that young feeling of anything being possible... after another cup of tea.

Seeing it closed and generally looking a little forgotten recently made me sad as I passed by. So Claire and I were well excited to hear from our friend John Sutherland that he and his partner Layla have taken it over and have it open again.

So you know the place to visit next time you are in Lochaber - it comes with our highest recommendation.

Both very creative people, John and Layla’s vision for the place to make it a bit of a centre for local art and photography too, and the collection on show there is already look pretty impressive.

Food, coffee, art and Layla and John’s good company in Glen Nevis, 10-5 every day except mondays. See you in there.

Directions: Drive up Glen Nevis from Fort William. After a mile or so you’ll come across it right by the road, just before Glen Nevis youth hostel.


  1. Yes! Heard from the Fyffe that John & Layla had taken over the helm when i was up briefly this summer but didn't get a chance to stop by... Next time I'm back...
    Be good to see the place put to good (better) use!

  2. That's real good news it has looked a wee bit forlorn the past couple of years :)