Owner Mike Haggerton says he searched “every glen” in Scotland in the hunt for just the right location to set up his stylish third-wave coffeehouse Habitat, eventually settling – for obvious reasons when you see it – on this premises on the corner of Aberfeldy’s pretty town square, opened in December 2012. Inside it’s brightly and sparsely decorated, with chunky wood tables and chairs, and the smell of java filling the air. Ah yes, coffee (and tea): Habitat’s raison d’être is serving speciality brews – sourced via Has Bean, Waterloo Tea and Kokoa Collection – made with designer equipment by skilled and knowledgeable baristas. But more than that, Habitat is also about “experiencing flavours” and “sensory skills,” says Haggerton, who plans to roll the business out to specialise in craft beers too within the next year, with the food operation growing as well. It’s the kind of café that would thrive in trendiest Glasgow, Edinburgh or London, but that it exists in quiet Aberfeldy makes it all the more worth savouring.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 40