Stirling

Buttercup cafe

awardButtercup cafe nominated online today .This will be assessed in June 2012
Renewed 2013

Buttercup Cafe
7 main street,Doune,Perthshire, FK16 6BJ
Tel; 01786 842 511

Today was a beautiful drive through Stirling and the Trossachs and eventually the beautiful little town of Doune. Amid all the Queens jubilee celebrations though, my hard task of sampling cakes still had to be done. Upon arrival i was very warmly welcomed by the owner Lorna Bishop. Its always a delight to be told of the history of the places i visit and the Grand tour was very informative. Lorna has been running Buttercup Cafe for a year and a half now and a qualified Chef before having children and taking on her present calling. Lorna and Diane are responsible for the vast array of cakes on display. There has been an extension to the rear of the cafe to cope with demand and a beautifully peaceful and bright courtyard for al fresco dining. My plan was to move on to our next assessment after visiting here but instead decided to stay for lunch. My first impressions on Buttercup was the cleanliness and bright and airy feel to it . I had a beautiful Homemade huge quiche with a simple salad, and fresh as you like coleslaw and potato salad, ,all washed down with a quality Ginger beer. The next course however was a fantastic surprise - A huge three tier display of practically every cake on display .Now although i seem to say this all the time -EVERY single sample of cake was just excuisite.From the multi layered chocolate,fudge,vanilla cake to the Malteser cake and Light,light Carrot cake .the bakewell slice was just excellent.All were fresh,fresh and fantastic. Gluten free cakes are also a big hit here . It amazes me every time i think i wont find anywhere better and then places like this turn up. Keep up the consistantly high standard Lorna and your team and i will be back .