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Celebrating Adulthood - The Cafe Is 18!

Eighteen years ago, a dream of opening a cafe in the site of a former derelict Little Chef in Tyndrum came true and The Real Food Cafe opened its door for the first time. It's been a hell of a journey, with some tremendous ups and downs but we're still here 18 years on, doing well, mostly thanks to our world-class team.
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Meet the Newbies On Our Menu

You've heard it first, The Real Food Cafe's menu has introduced new tasty additions! 

Don't worry, all our staples and your favourites like our famous award-winning fish & chips and Scottish breakfast are still on the menu and are here to stay. We've simply added a few newbies to the mix to keep things fresh and exciting.

Find out what they are by reading our blog post. 

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New EV Charging Era at The Real Food Cafe

The Real Food Cafe has had an electric vehicle charger since 2018 but it was time for an upgrade. 

We wanted to make sure that the customer experience and reliability of the facility are improved and remain consistent. 

We're pleased to announce that our new FOR:EV charging station is fully operational fulfilling our EV charging service at the Café. 

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The Real Food Cafe Wins The National Fish & Chip Awards Field to Frier Category

It's official, our chips are the best in the country. 

On Tuesday 28th February our Founder and Director, Sarah Heward, travelled to London to attend the 2023 National Fish & Chip Awards Ceremony held by the Federation of Fish Friers. We were the only Scottish business among the three finalists in the Field to Frier category. On the day everyone in the Cafe was in suspense, waiting for the result to be announced and then it happened, we won!

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Behind the Scenes of The Real Food Cafe's Chips Preparation from Start to Finish

We prepare thousands of tons of chips every year. Find out what it takes to turn a humble spud into delicious chips in a hospitality environment. This series was inspired by our recent success of becoming the only Scottish finalist in The Field to Frier category in the National Fish & Chips Awards. Read this post to learn how we make crispy & soft chips every day.
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Phase One of Our Modernisation Is Complete

Our first two-week phase of The Real Food Cafe's modernisation is complete. This stage included improvements to our back of house areas and our toilet facilities. 

Read on to find out what we've done. 

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Sarah Heward Competes in The Great Sausage Roll Off

For sausage roll fans, The Great Sausage Roll Off is the greatest culinary competition of the year. And for Sarah, our owner and director, an exciting challenge she couldn't let slip by. As the only contestant from Scotland and she was determined to showcase some of the wonderful produce the Scottish larder has to offer. Read about Sarah's amazing experience. 
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Meet Our Team Member, Jasmine

Today we're introducing another of our star employees. Jasmine has worked at The Real Food Cafe for a year now and she's a real firecracker. Her lively spirit & enthusiasm is unparalleled and she has a natural talent for making everyone around her smile. 

Read on to get to know Jasmine a little better by reading her answers to our questions. 

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Meet The Real Food Cafe's Chipologist, Vaido

Our award-winning chips are prepared in house by our highly trained team. Get to know one of our Chipologists, Vaido, who prepares at least 250kg of potato chips every day during our high season.
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We're Modernising! Here's What You Need To Know

Can you believe it’s almost twenty years since the beginning of our journey? We’ve come far since first setting foot in that abandoned Little Chef in 2004. We’ve lived through setbacks and many unprecedented challenges, especially in the last couple of years. 

But no matter what life throws at us, no matter how hard things get, we are always looking ahead.

And so today, we’re excited to announce that the long-planned modernisation of our facilities starts in one week from Monday 23rd January. It is the first phase of three in a two-year-long programme running up to our Cafe’s 20th anniversary. 

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Real Food Café Fry, Taste & Review Babylon Chips

In November 2022 we reviewed Isle of Ely Produce's new variety of chipping potatoes called Babylon for the Chippy Chat magazine. A task we didn't take lightly and one we approached with enthusiasm. Thanks to our many years of chip frying experience, we quickly found the best temperature and ideal cooking time to fry these chips to perfection. 

Read the article to find out what we said about the new chipping potato variety. 

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The Real Food Cafe Named Walkers' Cafe of The Year

Our Cafe received an early Christmas present when the Great Outdoors Magazine announced the winners of their 2022 The Great Outdoors Reader Awards. We were thrilled to learn that our Tyndrum Cafe won the Walkers' Cafe/Restaurant of the Year category!


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