Cupar’s Cafes, Coffee Shops & Tea Rooms
Where would we be without a coffee stop … and a fudge doughnut? And you can’t mention fudge doughnuts without talking about the royal warrant-holding fifth-generation family bakery, Fisher & Donaldson. The award-winning business’ delights are handmade in Cupar and enjoyed by people from all over the world.
Tempted? You will find them in the middle of the town on Crossgate where they have a cafe within their bakery store – as well as at their Ceres Road premises, home of their bakery and now the site of their amazing pop-up tent cafe.
Tucked away down one of Cupar’s ancient closes is Milly’s Kitchen where you will find homemade cakes and bakes and a lovely changing menu for delicious lunches and light snacks.
As one reviewer says: “Small quirky quiet place, friendly helpful staff. Food was lovely, loved the fact that they could cater for my intolerances. Lovely little novelty items for sale. Came home with a hand made gnome!”
Thinking of lunch? 1B West Port Cafe (on the A91 as you enter the town) is a must visit. The award-winning speciality coffee house and cafe offers freshly prepared lunches to eat in or take away.
Their Club Sandwiches have become legendary making them a popular choice – especially for those living and working nearby! The key? “Providing quality-consistent food that tastes great every single time. We pride ourselves on serving our customers delicious genuine dishes.” And that applies from breakfast, through coffee time and lunches to afternoon teas and – on Fridays and Saturdays – evening meals too.
Heading into the town from West Port you’ll join Bonnygate – and soon spy The Lighthouse on your left hand side. For thirty years, the cafe and Christian book shop has given care and support to the people of Cupar and beyond. Almost next door is Stuarts Bakery & Cafe – a cuppa with your favourite treat: an empire biscuit, gingerbread Hamish, cup cakes, millionaires’ shortbread … not forgetting an array of pies and, of course, their freshly baked breads.
Completing our line up is The Cupar Tearoom – a venue that is nothing short of an institution in Cupar. Off patch – hidden from the bustle of Crossgate – the tea room is on Ferguson Square. You can sit indoors or out – and enjoy their fab home baking and more. One review says: “Lovely staff and love the China tea sets. Malteser cake was amazing and so was the latte!” And it lives up to its name: their traditional afternoon teas are superb … and when they run them for special occasions, whether Mother’s Day or a special event … they sell out.
Cupar is a 21st century market town with community at its heart. More than 85 community groups, clubs, societies and associations help to support the town with events, activities and projects throughout the year. A number of these are active in the food & drink sector …
- Cupar Youth Cafe is a young person focused venue delivering an extensive youth work programme of activities to local young people, including their Grub Hub project that provides after-school drop-in support.
- Cupar’s Food Bank operates with the mantra that “we don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry“. As well as the 3-day emergency food parcels, toiletries and cleaning materials, they also offer all kinds of advice. They work closely with many local businesses and organisations who support them in their day to day work.
- Cupar’s Community Fridge was launched to help reduce waste in the local community. Open Tuesdays 1100-1200, it enables businesses and individuals to waste less through the sharing of good quality food that’s within its ‘use by’ dates. You can find it at County Buildings, St Catherine Street, Cupar, KY15 4TA. For more, please contact Katy Bald for further information. Please note that due to the current restrictions, this service will be operated with social distancing and a one-way systems to ensure safety.
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