The ever popular Fife Coastal Path has a number of great pit stops along the way. In March 2013 another cafe joined the route when Lis McTaggart gave up language teaching at Woodmill High School and opened McTaggart’s in Aberdour. Taking her inspiration from Delivino in Crieff, Perthshire, Lis commissioned Burns Design, who also design Tom Kitchin’s places, to create the interior. The menu includes salads, breakfast, panninis as well as hot meals such as green thai curry with Asian slaw. Bottles of wine start at a reasonable £14.50 a bottle but then it hasn’t had far to travel – Charlestown wine merchant, L’Art du Vin supplies the wine. The bottled beer is from St Andrews. The home baking is popular and a local Aberdour lady makes the scones fresh every morning.
From the middle of November, McTaggart’s will be open on a Friday night for dinner – the cafe is licensed until 9pm. A few more specials are added for the evening menu such as burgers and vegetarian lasagne. Lis has a variety of customers; ‘Often dads get off the train on a Friday and meet the rest of the family in the cafe for dinner. During the week the customers tend to be locals but at weekends the place is popular with visitors walking the coastal path’.
Locals still remember the Italian cafe that was on the same site years ago and their memories are jogged by the artwork which Lis has hung on the walls – original black and white photos of the Italian family who owned the cafe.
McTaggart’s, High Street, Aberdour, Fife. 01383 860820