Great Coffee Stops on Islay

Ardnahoe Distillery (5 min drive from Persabus)

Close by Ardnahoe Distillery have an excellent restaurant, The Illicit Still offering fantastic coffee and home baking

Opening Hours – Ardnahoe Distillery

Craigard Kitchen of Ballygrant (5 min drive from Persabus)

Craigard Kitchen offers delicious home baking, paninis and fabulous coffee. Open Wednesday to Sunday 10.00 – 16.00

Ballygrant Inn

also offer home baking, coffee and teas (and excellent home made soup and soda bread if you’re looking for lunch).

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The Cake Cupboard at Burnside Lodge, Port Wemyss (45 minute drive from Persabus)

Islay’s drive-thru coffee and cake pitstop. Takeaway or eat on the beach as you watch seals play. Delicious pies, cakes and good coffee




Celtic House (20min drive from Persabus)

Situated in the heart of Bowmore, this fantastic gift shop and book shop, alos offers fresh home baking, great tea, coffees and hot chocolate.

Coffee Shop – The Celtic House

Lynn Labels (20min drive from Persabus)

Situated in Shore Street, Bowmore, enjoy beautiful gifts, great banter and fantastic coffees, teas, light lunches and great fresh home baking. There is always a heart felt, warm welcome from Lynn and her team.

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Islay Studios (15 min drive from Persabus)

Situated in Islay House Square at Bridgend, Islay Studios.

Offering beautiful framed photos of Islay and Jura, prints, crafts and artwork, as well as good coffee and baking.

Gunner’s Cafaidh Blasta (20min drive from Persabus)

On the outskirts of Bowmore, in the Gaelic College, Gunner offers lovely lunches, teas and coffees.

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Debbie’s, Bruichladdich Mini Market (20min drive from Persabus)

Debbie’s reputation for great coffee is well known across the island. Enjoy views across the sea as you tuck into baking, bacon rolls and good coffee. Debbie’s is also has a post office, general stores and a great deli counter.


Kilchoman Distillery (40min drive from Persabus)

Recently renovated this fantastic restaurant offers lovely light lunches, home baking and lots more. A great stop off for lunch or afternoon tea on the way to Islay’s beautiful Machir Bay.

Kilchoman Distillery | Scottish Single Malt Whisky

Outback Art (45 min drive from Persabus)

This amazing art gallery is a ‘must-see’. Hidden away and situated beside the spectacular beaches of Islay’s northwest coast, the gallery offers coffee and home baking, alongside fantastic exhibitions of fine arts and crafts. Head for Sanaigmore and the gallery is at the end of the single track road.

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Port Mor (35 min drive from Persabus)

Port Mor is a campsite with a comunity cafe. The Cafe at Port Mor offers great meals, as well as teas, coffees and home baking.

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Port Charlotte Hotel (30 min drive from Persabus)

Enjoy a relaxing coffee or tea break in the sumptuous Port Charlotte Hotel beside a roaring fire.

Port Charlotte Hotel

The Islay Hotel (30min drive from Persabus)

Situated in the village of Port Ellen The Islay Hotel is one of Islay’s iconic hotels which has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. Enjoy harbourside coffees, lunches, teas and evening meals at this fantastic venue.

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The Old Kiln Cafe, Ardbeg (45 min drive from Persabus)

A fantastic dining experience, the atmospheric restaurant at Ardbeg is well worth a visit, promising great food and fantastic coffees and teas.

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Tea On The Beach, Isle of Jura 

If you’re going on a day trip to Jura it’s well worth visiting ‘tea on the beach’ , where you will find a horse box, with beautiful home baking, and tea and coffee facilities, together with an honesty box. There are seats and a table on the beach to enjoy refreshments in this stunning location.

Cake and a cup of tea
Madeira cake
Summer picnic food
Persabus Pottery and cake
Seafood Platter
Carrot Cake