For mountaineers - and Marcheline


When you've just come down from walking, skiing or mountain biking in the Cairngorms, you need refuelling.  A recent discovery for us has been the Mountain Cafe in Aviemore.  I don't know how we've been going up and down the A9 for years without knowing about this gem.

Below, the Cairngorms on our most recent visit.  In the meantime Spring has arrived, so they'll look a bit different when we head north again shortly.  The lack of a proper winter this year has been bad news for Scottish skiing.




The spread of home baking is quite epic in scale.


For mountaineers everywhere, and for Marcheline, who sees cake wherever she looks.

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  1. Hi Linda,
    This post brought back such fond memories for me. I have seen this same view from Aviemore so many times, when I used to hike and climb in the ice and snow of the whole area around Ben Macdui and Cairngorm. As for the cakes, that is cruel as I am trying to be good and leave sweet things off the diet. That may have made my resolve crack though...lol! Take care....Gary

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    1. Sorry to have tempted you, Gary. With all the strenuous work involved in your job I would have thought that you could have a cake a day with no problem. How about a trip back to the Cairngorms?

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  2. There is quite possibly too many choices here... However did you decide! Then again, you can always go back for more.

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    1. There's only a very small selection of the overall offerings in my photos. I had great difficulty choosing, and we were pushed for time. I ended up with a raspberry and white chocolate brownie, which was much less huge than my husband's cake, but just as good.

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  3. That cake looks really scrummy. Looks more interesting than the nice carrot cake that my friend makes, I will not tell her, she maight never make it again!

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    1. You're right Paul, best not to discourage your friend from making you cakes!

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    1. It was truly delicious, Linda, but it turned out to be almost too much for my husband, since he hadn't just come back from mountaineering.

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  5. Look at the feathering on the top of the coffee. That is serious attention to detail!

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    1. It looks too good to drink, doesn't it? I don't drink coffee myself, but this is almost enough to make me change my ways.

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  6. Oh boy, doesn't that look mouth watering good!!!

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    1. Thankfully there was no calorie count on the description of each cake.

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  7. Gah! My FAVOURITE cafe! OMG, that cake truly does look epic! OK, enough exclamation marks, but really, had you been reading Dancing Beastie in March 2010, you'd have discovered the Mountain Cafe a whole two years ago. (see http://dancingbeastie.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/mountains-eagles-and-a-snowy-beach-the-best-of-scotland/ - with apologies for shameless plug.) I absolutely love the Cairngorms and need a fix of the mountains and of that cafe on a fairly regular basis. We don't get there often; I just need to know that we will be going again at some point. Thank you - I think - for this reminder. (I am salivating like Pavlov's dogs here.)

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    1. LOL at your reaction...
      I could have had 2 more years of epic cakes! Wonder what my waistline would be like...

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  8. It certainly gives another good reason to go mountaineering! Wonderful spread of treats.

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  9. I will buck the trend by saying that I was EVEN more blown away by the photograph of the scenery than by the cake. I've been to that cafe and this post makes me want to go back there right now!

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  10. Enjoyed this interesting blog, Linda, although I have to admit that at first I had no idea whant the Cairngorms were, are they mountains? Since you mentioned you were mountaineering I grasped as that comment. At any rate, the scenery was beautiful and the food really looked yummy! Especially that cake!!

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  11. Holy confectionary heavens, Batman! This is marvelous! Where have I been? I hope there's some left for me....

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