Café & Gifts


Loch Ness Café

Legendary Loch NessAn Talla Café

An Talla, Gaelic for ‘gathering place’, is our café and shop destination at Dochgarroch Lock. We know the Scottish weather can be unpredictable, so you can relax knowing that we provide seating options both indoors and outdoors.  

Whether you’re looking for locally crafted souvenirs or savouring a menu featuring regional ingredients, An Talla is the perfect place to find unique keepsakes and make lasting memories with your loved ones.

Opening times & menu

Come dine with us and get a true flavour of the finest Highland hospitality and locally-sourced produce. 

We are open from 8.30am - 10am for food to go, our cafe is open from 10am to 4pm, 7 days a week.  

Breakfast is served between 10 to 11.30 am. Dogs are welcome. Table booking is not required.

Loch Ness cafe seating
An Talla Cafe inside seating
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cafe worker, man in a kitchen
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an talla cafe

Gifts & crafts

Of course, your appetite may extend from local produce to local souvenirs and unexpected treasures. With both well-known brands and unique one-off pieces, An Talla also offers a wide selection of retail goodies, including a beautiful collection of homeware and assorted Loch Ness keepsakes. 

shop Loch Ness gifts, tartan and souvenirs

Gift vouchers for the café and shop

Give the gift of An Talla – treat family, friends or colleagues to gift voucher that they can spend how they choose.

These are valid for 12 months and can be used in our café or retail store, as part payment or full payment.

Scottish gifts and Loch Ness gifts

200 years in the baking

Taking inspiration from Scottish engineer Thomas Telford, An Talla, sits proud on the banks of the man-made part of the Caledonian Canal, which has been connecting Scotland for 200 years.

Thomas Telford’s legacy is woven throughout An Talla. From exclusive Scottish-made textiles inspired by the dramatic landscapes of the Highlands to a locally sourced menu with passion baked in – whatever you choose to indulge in, An Talla will leave an impression that lasts long after you’ve left.

Highland cow sculpture made of metal chains

Where to find us On the map

Loch Ness Cottage Collection

Loch Ness Cottage Collection, Dochgarroch Lock, IV38Jg

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Cafe, Dochgarroch, Inverness IV3 8JG

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Boat departure

Boat departure, Dochgarroch Lock, Inverness IV3 8JG

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