On the West side of Scotland there is the gorgeous place called Loch Lomond. If you have read one of my previous posts about Bobby’s Lounge then you would have heard all about my love for this stunningly beautiful place already. The tourists who are attracted to this area can range from young families to the elderly coach trips. A little village called Luss is one of the most visited places,especially for walkers with some lovely cosy coffee shops and restaurants. The Coach House Coffee shop is only something I discovered last year because it isn’t on the main street but no doubt it was advertised this year when I visited.
What looks like a little cottage from the outside transforms into a large café with a farm house feel. With an inside sitting area next to the counter that displays a range of cakes, a conservatory area for the spring time and even a large garden patio area, there is plenty of space. It was another glorious day up in Scotland, so we decided to sit outside in the garden. The Coach House has grown massively in popularity from last year especially because it is a dog friendly café. Every dog owner’s perfect café as their pets can sit in any part of the café along with an extra special edition of free dog treats for your pups whilst you eat.
The staff couldn’t be more friendly or helpful, nothing was too much trouble. No wonder this hearty hotspot won 2018’s Best Café Ambience award. Seeing other tables tucking into enormous bowls of soup and what I can only describe as a slab of bread, all three of us had to give it a try. There were three soup specials on that particular day, one was lentil soup another was spicy lentil and finally carrot and coriander. All three tasted amazing. My carrot and coriander soup was spectacular in flavour in thickness, everything! Everybody knows that you can tell the difference massively between shop bought soup and homemade. These soups were 100% homemade just the way soup should be.
After the amount of time it took us to finish our soups (which was a while because they were so big!) we ordered a couple of coffees. Specialty coffees caught our eyes on The Coach House menu. I went for the Lomond Latte which was smooth and silky rather than bitter and Mum got a cafetiere of peppermint tea. Dad went for luxury with the Ben Lomond Cappuccino which included caramel flavoured coffee, marshmallows and dusted with icing sugar resembling the beautiful mountain itself. Alongside the gorgeous coffees we shared a slice of traditional Scottish shortbread and toffee and pecan shortbread.
I would highly recommend The Coach House café if anyone is in Luss. Their food is delicious and very hearty. Portion sizes are never short, and you certainly get what you pay for. The staff are lovely too with nothing being too much to ask for. Loch Lomond has a big place in my heart and places like The Coach House café just make my love for this naturally beautiful place grow more and more.