This week I ventured over to The Loft in Kinloss for a business meeting – and in search of the perfect coffee!
Having recently had my mind opened to the incredible world of a Cortado, I wanted to find out if one of my favourite cafes that I visit regularly could provide one for me. This option wasn’t on The Loft’s menu, but the wonderful Gayle was kind enough to make one for me anyway.
After a quick Google she knew exactly what she was doing and the next thing I knew I had the perfect Cortado sitting in front of me. The coffee was made exactly how I hoped it would be, with the exactly right balance between coffee and frothy deliciousness.
As I’m (trying) to be very healthy lately, I only ate a little cheese scone on my visit. It was fresh out the oven and smelled incredible. Because it was still warm from being freshly baked, my butter melted perfectly into the light and fluffy scone.
My colleague, who was being considerably less healthy than me, decided to have a big slice of chocolate cake – probably just to make me jealous! According to her, it was delicious, melted in the mouth and had beautiful rich icing. I think I have had enough cake from The Loft to take her opinion as a fact, as every cake I have had from there has been stunning.
Although the coffee, scones and cakes are all amazing at The Loft, it is the friendliness and kindness of the staff that really takes the café to the next level. From Gayle going out of her way to get me the Cortado I had my heart set on, to Bill the chef passionately talking us through all of the great soup ideas he has – the staff are there to brighten your experience from the moment you step through the door.
If you want to find out more about The Loft Café and the delicious treats they offer you can visit their website, Facebook page or Instagram. They are also more than just a café: they offer activities, host events such as concerts, and even work as a wedding venue!
It is also in a prime bird-watching spot and is close to many local attractions, from beaches to museums.
Best of all, you can find all of this at just a 10 minute drive from your stay at Carden Cottages.