An Tobar Cafe
The café at An Tobar is in the old Tobermory School, which was converted to an Arts Centre 20 years ago this June, after lying empty for a number of years. Most of Tobermory’s shops and cafes are on Main Street at the front, and visitors need to climb a steep hill behind the Co-op to reach An Tobar Café but I understand the views are well worth the climb, and that the relaxed atmosphere here is a welcome break from the busy town centre. There are views across the bay to Calve Island and Ardnamurchan, and in fine weather you can eat outside on the terrace.
An Tobar Café serves hot drinks, warming soups, toasties, and home baking. Lunches are served from 12 noon until 3pm, with drinks and hot/cold snacks served all day. The Café has daily specials so remember to check on arrival.
Free WiFi is available for all customers. Gluten Free options are available too. If there is an Event on they can also offer an evening supper (these need to be booked in advance).
The Café is part of Comar, a multi-arts organisation that produces, presents and develops creative work. They support and connect artists and audiences across Mull, Iona and beyond and seek meaningful ways to inspire, inform and shape the communities through culture and creativity.
Established in 2013 through the merger of An Tobar and Mull Theatre, Comar takes its name from the Gaelic word for ‘confluence’. They have built on the legacy of these two well-regarded companies to become an ambitious centre for creativity.
The venue is used mainly for music performances and they also have recording facilities which have been used by a number of local and high-profile musicians (such as King Creosote and the late Michael Marra). They also host films and theatre performances. There is a small gallery with a year round programme of exhibitions. They also host classes in screen printing, ceramics, visual art and book-binding.
As well as presenting events, they work with creative people across all art forms to commission and develop new and exciting work.
An Tobar Café sounds like it is set within a very interesting establishment and we look forward to visiting within the coming months.
April to September
Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday – Closed
An Tobar Café
Argyll and Bute
For An Tobar Café and events there is a bus that stops just outside the door of An Tobar, times vary, please see details outside the old Post Office. They are within easy reach of the Main Street in Tobermory, the most direct route is straight up the Post Office Brae.
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