The Stables Coffee Shop

Please check our COVID-19 page before visiting.

Open daily from 10:00 – 17:00 (April – October inclusive).

Need to warm up and recharge after taking in our magnificent views? Feel like a treat after spotting your first Minke Whale?

The Stables Coffee Shop is on hand with freshly ground Italian coffee, light snacks, indulgent bakes, and ice cream!

Our restored stable block contains a charming café with sturdy stone walls, original cobbled flooring (so do please mind your step), and friendly staff waiting to prepare your order. We also have an outside seating area, for those who like their refreshments served with a sea view!

In 2020, the Trust undertook significant improvements to the Stables Coffee Shop; enhancing guest accessibility and comfort. The café now benefits from:

  • A wider entrance door to improve accessibility.
  • Removable ramps to assist guests using mobility aids.
  • An open-plan gift shop area.
  • A larger and more practical service space.

Our heating and lighting systems have also been upgraded; keeping you cosy on those windy days, and improving our energy efficiency.

The Stables Coffee Shop is run as a Social Enterprise. Each year, it provides three seasonal employment opportunities for local people, in addition to supporting the Trust’s full-time Operations Manager post. For small communities such as ours, jobs build resilience; allowing families and communities to go on thriving in isolated rural areas.

Funds raised through our café are vital to protecting and enhancing the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse complex – especially now that the site is under community ownership. So, as you tuck away a delicious cappuccino (and perhaps a slice of Rocky Road), you can relax in the knowledge that you are helping to care for this special place.


Copyright Michael Macgregor Photography