Cafe in Kirkwall

Part music shop, part cafe, the Reel is Kirkwall’s best coffee stop and sits alongside St Magnus Cathedral, bravely putting tables outside at the slightest promise of sunshine. It’s a relaxed spot, good for a morning-after debriefing, a quiet Orkney ale, or lunchtime panini and musically named sandwiches (plus the cheese-and-mushroom Skara Brie).

It’s a local folk-musicians' centre, with three evening sessions a week; check the Facebook page.