Sometimes you just need a decent coffee and a good view to help you get through the day. The weather has been pretty awful and there are very few really good places nearby where we can stop for coffee & cake. We’ve heard that the Birsay Bay Tearoom is worth a stop and it overlooks one of the more interesting places on today’s route – the Brough of Birsay.
Rock orders a home-made coconut cake and, because I’m in the mood for something savoury, I order a cheese scone. The coffee and the coconut cake are both good but the cheese scone is fantastic – really light and yet full of flavour. With great views and good service this has been an ideal place for a mid-morning break.