Culross Pottery, Gallery and Biscuit Café
- Telephone 01383 882050
- Opening times Mon–Sun 10am–5pm.
- Food served Mon–Sun 10am–5pm.
- Average price £8 (lunch)
- Website www.culrosspottery.com
There can be few cafes in Fife with a situation as pleasant as the Biscuit Café. Set just off the scenic waterfront of the historic village of Culross, it’s reached either through the tourist-attracting Pottery and Gallery or via a leafy patio seating area set into a series of allotments rising away from the building. The café itself leans towards the chintzy, but there’s a homely freshness about this sturdy glass-roofed extension which sets it apart from tired tourist trail stops. The food reflects a sense of enjoyment and local pride, from the array of scones hand-baked daily by owner Niall Campbell to the homemade soups, while the sandwiches use Puddledub ham, summer vegetables and salad from Culross Palace gardens and brown sourdough from the Steamie Bakehouse. Artisan Roast coffee, Nelson’s ice-cream and locally-made, gluten-free cakes are also on the small but perfectly formed menu.
- High point: Reflects a sense of quality and local pride
- Low point: A small space for those busy summer months
This quaint 18th-century building houses a pottery, gallery, café and village shop, serving the needs of the village residents while showcasing the work of local artists. Art, jewellery, metalwork and ceramics are all represented, with pieces chosen for their individuality, beauty and affordability. Of particular interest is the work of resident potter Camilla Garrett-Jones who draws inspiration from the land and sea around her, imprinting the organic shapes of shells, found objects and local plants into her pots. The gallery space is incorporated into the Biscuit Café which does a brisk trade in soups, sandwiches, home baking and excellent coffee. There’s also pottery tuition on offer in Camilla’s upstairs studio throughout the year.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: An eclectic café mix
- Capacity: 20
- Largest group: 10
- Open since: 2007