Tayvallich Cafe


Our Story

The Tayvallich Cafe & Takeaway is a small coffee shop serving light lunches, coffees, teas, cakes and other refreshments. Everything is freshly baked and prepared on the premises. The food is served overlooking one of the most picturesque village harbours in Scotland. A large percentage of our ingredients are locally sourced which helps ours chefs create very special indigenous tastes and dishes. We try and provide work experience for village teenagers and see this process as investing back into the community.



The Food

Our food philosophy: “Keep it local, fresh, and wholesome”


Chicken korma with jeera rice Chicken korma with jeera rice and homemade lemon pickle
Victoria sponge cake with summer berry topping Victorian sponge cake with lashings of cream and fresh summer berries
Home-made spinach and feta quiche Just out the oven! Home-made spinach and feta quiche

Each day we have a range of specials for a warming and delicious lunch, as well as freshly baked scones and cakes ready for tea-time. Our menus try to incorporate as much locally sourced and sustainable food as possible. In fact, we love supporting local — check out our newly launched Argyll Food Hub!
We're also a kids-friendly cafe, with special menus catering specifically to our wee ones' tastes. Egg and toast, half a cheese toastie and some fruit, build your own sundaes, rice crispy squares... are just some of the meals we offer on our kiddies menu. — Oh, and each menu comes with some crayons to color in while they wait!


Six decadent chocolate mousse pots Decadent chocolate mousse pots
Roast pepper and tomato soup Roast pepper and tomato soup with toasted artisan bread
Crispy fried sticky tofu wrap Crispy fried sticky tofu wrap with cucumber and pickled vegetables


Visit Us

The village of Tayvallich is a picturesque fishing village situated on the shores of Loch Sween, 20 minutes west of Lochgilphead.

Opening Hours

Thursday to Monday: 10:00 - 16:00
Limited Takeaway options are available daily in the shop from 09:30

Please try to call ahead and book in advance — especially if travelling with a large party.



Contact Us

Get in touch if you have a query or would like to leave feedback

Alternatively, feel free to drop us an email: cafe@tayvallichenterprises.com

For reservations, phone: 01546870364
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Covid-19 Update

All our tables are more than 1 meter apart, and cleaned after each customer. We do have outside seating available on our deck, which has a beautiful view over Tayvallich bay.

Please kindly wear a face covering until you’re seated and when moving about the cafe.


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