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A unique and warm bistro in the heart of the Hebrides. Selling barista coffee, lunches as well as coffee gifts and jewellery.
PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
British, Scottish
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We only had coffee, but it was a great cup of oat milk cappuccino! Artizan also had a nice feel to it, very cosy, great decor and very popular. Always a good sign.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 13 October 2020

Great family stop for lunch. We had to split the family due to table availability however the staff were great making our daughters feel great at their own table. Great sandwiches and soup with good cakes to finish up.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Artizan Stonorway, Owner at Artizan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2020

We were so happy you stopped in and we're happy to hear you all enjoyed yourselves :) Do hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 9 October 2020 via mobile

Food and drink taste great, lovley setting. Nice vibe and friendly welcoming staff. Plenty of cakes to choose from which are very nice indeed

Date of visit: October 2020
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Artizan Stonorway, Owner at Artizan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2020

Thanks for stopping by Stephen, we loved having you! We've always got fresh and different cakes, so there's plenty to try with your lunch or snack :)

Reviewed 24 September 2020

Great food and even better coffee. Caters for gluten free requirements with sandwiches and cakes. Really friendly service and completely on the ball with current restrictions without making it a “thing”. This would be my regular if I stayed here, delighted I paid a visitMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Artizan Stonorway, Owner at Artizan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2020

Thanks so much for your kind words Donna! It means so much that our guests care about the Covid restrictions and appreciate the effort we put into upholding them in a kind of courteous way and without being overbearing. We love that you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 23 September 2020 via mobile

Popped in here for lunch. It was busy but we were seated at a table for four even though there were just two of us. We both had sandwiches (mine was BLT) which were excellent.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Artizan Stonorway, Owner at Artizan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2020

The BLT is my favourite too Claire - we're so glad you popped in to enjoy our fare! Do make sure to pop in again when you're in town :)

Reviewed 20 September 2020

My wife and I popped in for a late afternoon cake and coffee after arriving on the ferry. Lovely place with everything significantly better than you would expect.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Artizan Stonorway, Owner at Artizan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2020

Such a wonderful review Bruce, thanks so much for taking the time to share! We hope your time in Stornoway was equally great :)

Reviewed 10 September 2020

We were tired after an early morning and ferry sailing into stornoway so we decided to buy a book in the local book shop (lovely by the way) and have a nice coffee in town before heading out to explore. We bought coffee and cakes...and sat downstairs, after less than half an hour there we realised there was a top floor with more comfortable chairs so we decided to move. We didn't know we needed permission for it so we came back downstairs when the owner told us off, she was clearly irritated so we apologised. She told us she needed to make sure the area was cleaned before, which we understood. So we waited until she came downstairs after cleaning, we were planning on sitting down for a little while and then maybe order something else (we had spent over 10 pounds on our first purchase) but she told us that in order to move upstairs we needed to order something else immediately. We decided to leave as it was obvious we had overstayed our welcome. We do not recommend the place, it's nice enough, but the staff does take away all the charm. Our very first experience in Lewis has been very sad and disappointing.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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ArtizanStornoway, Owner at Artizan, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2020

Dear Lau into the Wild, I wanted to start off by saying thanks for giving us this feedback, and we're sorry to hear you didn't have the best time when you visited us. I do want to take this opportunity to give a perspective from...More

Reviewed 8 September 2020

Visited the restaurant last week while in Stornaway, coffee and cake were good , But staff seemed oblivious to the current health and safety rules in Scotland No social distancing evident during our visit No masks worn be staff One senior member of staff seemed...be doing the majority of tasks , other staff allowing inappropriate ques to buildMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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ArtizanStornoway, General Manager at Artizan, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2020

Hi Derek, thanks a lot for your comments! Rest assured we're not oblivious, we are very much at the forefront of safety in general (as we are during this unfortunate pandemic), and continue to operate because we are compliant. We wish you had said something...More

Reviewed 7 September 2020 via mobile

Such a beautiful cafe with an amazing selection of cakes! We had a roll and croissant for lunch and treated ourselves to a slice of cake and a sneaky G&T. The staff were so welcoming, and we liked that we could provide our test &...trace details online at our table (I’m a little OCD with my data privacy!). The lounge upstairs is so relaxing, it was the best dining experience we’ve had in Stornoway by far!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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ArtizanStornoway, General Manager at Artizan, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2020

Thanks so much for your kind words A Wilkie - we're glad you liked the cake and food! Collecting Test & Trace details from customers in a way that works for them is so important for them to feel confident, so we're glad we could...More

Reviewed 6 September 2020 via mobile

Visited Artizan during a stay on Lewis last week. Coffees and cakes were very nice, but no contact details were taken for Track and Trace during current Covid pandemic, very strange as every other restaurant or cafe visited took details, which I understood were now...mandatory in Scotland. Also, staff not wearing masks and customers ordered at the counter rather than table service, so a queue of people formed, surrounded by occupied tables which did not appear to be adhering to current social distancing rules. I’m surprised the cafe is operating with such lax practices at the moment.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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ArtizanStornoway, Owner at Artizan, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2020

Thanks for your comments Molxes, it’s always good to have guests visit us who take Covid safety as seriously as we do! We’re also glad you chose to stay and enjoy our coffee and cakes despite initially wondering about our safety precautions. You are absolutely...More

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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
I know one of the owners works at Car Hire Hebrides. You might want to call them and explain that you are doing a school project. They were very nice and responsive to my emails when I rented a car from them recently.
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Yes, Artizan offers takeaway services.

Yes, Artizan offers delivery services.

Artizan is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5