Since the 29th of January Emma and Ron Goudie are the new owners of The Drome CafÃ© at Islay Airport. They run the CafÃ© under the name Fly Cuppa and are open during airport opening hours. Emma told me: "we are not just for airport travellers but as a cafe for all offering a warm welcome and freshly ground Lavazza coffee from a Jura machine. Our tea is whole leaf tea from teapigs. Everything is home made and freshly prepared from local and regional producers. Simple food freshly prepared from good quality ingredients. Our suppliers include eskinish dairy and Angus ferguson eggs from Islay, Isle of Mull cheddar, Campbeltown smokehouse, Henshelwoods of Bute chutney and jam. We have a selection of Home made cakes, biscuits and scones and home made soup of the day. Nethergate Larder of Ayrshire supply dry cure free range tamworth bacon and beef steak slice for filling our morning rolls. Takeaway is available for soup, sandwiches, rolls and tea/coffee."
The pictures below are kindly supplied by James Deane and show the new cafe and the happy new owners.
Update: As of 2014 the former proprietors are back in the airport and it's now called The Drome CafÃ©, like was before Ron and Emma Goudie started Fly Cuppa