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The Rock Stop Coffee Shop and Exhibition

Open today: 10:30 - 16:00
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Nice cafe and shop

Nice place for a cup party and something to eat. Lovely view over the loch. The rock shop had good... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
amsmith95
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Ascot, United Kingdom
Super friendly. Super location. Super cafe

Stopped for a coffee and spent two hours. Great location but needs more roadside advertizing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
skottie
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Shanghai, China
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The Rock Stop is currently open 10.30 to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday. The Rock Stop is the central visitor hub for the North West Highlands Geopark. The cafe serves hot and cold drinks, hot lunches, cakes and snacks. The giftshop stocks quality arts and...more
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 16:00
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| The Rock Stop, Unapool School Building, Unapool IV27 4HW, Scotland
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+44 1971 488765
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 June 2018

A must do if you are travelling the North Coast 500 (in season, it is closed outside of it). Good coffee and stunning views, but also a good expo about the geology of this wonderful place. Good link to the local community. It is free,...More

3  Thank RickKessel_Lo
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The leaflet we picked up suggested this place was offering locally sourced light meals. Wanting to support the Geopark we planned our day around lunch here. We were very disappointed and left with 2 hungry children as all that was on offer were a few...More

1  Thank joolia76
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place for a cup party and something to eat. Lovely view over the loch. The rock shop had good displays.More

Thank amsmith95
MikeG5147, Volunteer at The Rock Stop Coffee Shop and Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind words. Our staff and volunteers have worked hard this year. We are closed now for the winter, and will be refurbishing the kitchen in the next couple of months. We will be opening again next March and look forward to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a coffee and spent two hours. Great location but needs more roadside advertizing. Home baking was super.

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MikeG5147, volunteer director at The Rock Stop Coffee Shop and Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments. The Rock Stop is closed now for the season, but we have 2 big signs for the roadside ready for installation when we reopen in March. We look forward to welcoming you there then.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little coffee shop and museum will greatly enhance your visit to the highlands. It explains all the rock formations you will see and you will be able to see for yourself what many of these rocks look like up close. It is situated in...More

Thank tablefan
MikeG5147, volunteer director at The Rock Stop Coffee Shop and Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. It's really nice to know that our efforts are appreciated. The Rock Stop will shut for the season at the close of business on Sunday 28th October, we are also shut on Monday 22nd for the day. Thank you to...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Well worth a visit . Good choice of geological maps for sale. Coffee an added bonus. Best to stick to main roads for travelling with campervan etc. Scenic route relies on good driving skills and Good judgement in the use of passing places.

1  Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 30 July 2018

While cycling last weekend we stopped here for coffee and cake. It was perfect. Great spot for views, cafetiere coffee and cakes. Not a huge selection but the ones I had were delicious. Moist, fresh and yummy. 5 stars for the cakes in particular.

Thank nickdeancarter
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Difficult to rate the Rock Stop. I visited mainly to learn about the fascinating geology of the area and for this, and the utterly gorgeous (and geologically interesting) location, it merits 5 stars. But the cafe, although pleasant, seemed very limited. There was only one...More

1  Thank Anon_Bristol_12
MikeG5147, volunteer director at The Rock Stop Coffee Shop and Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, I am sorry that the cafe did not come up to your expectations. I am a bit mystified that your filter coffee was a bit stewed. We make all our coffee fresh in a cafetiere. It was unfortunate you visited on a day when...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018

A must do if you are travelling the North Coast 500 (in season, it is closed outside of it). Good coffee and stunning views, but also a good expo about the geology of this wonderful place. Good link to the local community. It is free,...More

3  Thank RickKessel_Lo
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

My friend and I were cycling the North coast 500. Our route today from Ullapool to Scourie. The Rock Stop cafe was in the middle of the most gorgeous backdrop with hills rolling into each other over the most beautiful loch. It was a sight...More

2  Thank Ronron07
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We stopped here on our way from Ullapool to Durness and had a very nice cafetiere of coffee and a slice of cake. The menu is very limited - we had hoped for scones but they just had a couple of varieties of cake. They...More

3  Thank profjoypc
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Very disappointed to arrive at the Rock Stop, only to find it closed. Another car was stopped at the same time. Surely there are enough tourists to warrant this staying open beyond early October? Guides misleading, not saying this is a summer only place. We...More

Thank CeliaE7
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Response from MikeG5147 | Property representative |
We are hoping to open in time for Easter, although until June we will probably only open 4 days a week. We are currently decorating the Rock Stop, and working on exciting new exhibits for the exhibition. Staffing permitting... More
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