Although I tend to focus on gluten free food in Edinburgh, I also review great places discovered while I am off on trips within Scotland. This weekend we made a terrific gluten free find in Drumnadrochit, on the shores of Loch Ness in the Highlands.
Cafe Eighty 2 is a great little spot on the road through Drumnadrochit on the A82, running down the shores of the loch from Inverness to Fort William. If you are looking for a quick stop-off lunch or tea, this is the place! Cute styling, with bunting, blackboards and painted furniture, plus outdoor seating and some good gluten free choices, makes this somewhere to plug into your Google Maps.
While I know we see gluten free brownies all over the place, the ones at Cafe Eighty 2 are really worth seeking out. Nutty, soft and really tasty, they are some of the best brownies I have had (which is some praise from a veteran brownie-baker). We also spotted dairy free scones and raw, vegan cakes – so the choice is good for the cake-challenged eater….
On the day we dropped by, we also tried some great little banana and chocolate muffins, plus for lunch we picked up two frittata: sweet potato and goats cheese, and beetroot, potato and onion. Both were served with a side salad and were very tasty and definitely gluten free. I should mention that the gluten eater is very definitely catered for too, with some cracking looking gateaux.
I am reliably informed that Cafe Eighty 2 has the best coffee machine in Drum – so that is reason alone to go there! Add in the good gluten free options, and you simply have to visit.