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Address: Ballater Road, Aboyne AB34 5HN, Scotland
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+44 1339 887311
Fee: Yes

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Great cakes!

The coffee, tea and cakes were excellent and the staff were helpful. Maybe too much written on the board, but it's all on the menu as well. Haven't been in for a while, but I used... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Aboyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Lovely food and service. Staff very friendly. Perhaps a little hard to find if you do not know the area but sign at end of the road.

Thank Sheena W
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The coffee, tea and cakes were excellent and the staff were helpful. Maybe too much written on the board, but it's all on the menu as well. Haven't been in for a while, but I used to like this place for soup, though it can sometimes seem slightly overpriced on the meal side. On this visit we just wanted a... More 

Thank Strandedquine
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

With the friendliest staff you are getting served good coffee with really nice choices of cakes and pies.

Thank Lijn
Banchory, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the Seafood platter and the Parma ham & rocket panini yesterday lunchtime, followed by coffee and a slice of indulgence (pecan pie and coffee cake). Staff were friendly and attentive, adding to the relaxed atmosphere that makes the Black Faced Sheep worth a visit.

Thank Jonathan B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a great little place to visit for coffee/tea and not least cake! The cake in particular is well worth driving for...if you are out and about in Aberdeenshire. The owners understand the value of great home bake - and the fact that there are people out there who know what good baking means. This is also why people... More 

1 Thank Polyhymnia9
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111 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Stopped for coffee and cake on the way to a long walk up Glen Tanar. Food and service as good as always and recommend the ginger cake.

Thank wyfew0
Aboyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This has long been a most popular coffee shop both for locals & visitors to Aboyne & Royal Deeside. It has a welcoming feel & pleasant atmosphere.The owners are always around & their staff are a credit to their training.The menus are on blackboards on the wall and offer a tempting selection of dishes for lunch.Every day an additional "dish... More 

2 Thank Pauline B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

My husband (together with my brother in law and his wife) having been travelling stopped in Aboyne. Having stopped for a break we decided that as it was nearing to a refreshment break (about 12.30) we called into this establishment. A warm welcome greeted us upon opening the door. The cleanliness of the entire premises was to a high standard... More 

1 Thank Paula H
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100 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

It has street parking available and nearby is ample parking in the square. I been here a few times, and it was always well patronised. Somehow I had the feeling from the menu and what we had to eat and drink, that it tried to aim too high for what it offered and could not meet its ambitions. Coffees were... More 

5 Thank philippe v
Perth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

I have been to the Black Sheep a few times and have never been disappointed. We called in today after cycling from Ballater and enjoyed a delightful lunch with friendly service - very tasty and filling and I was thankful that we had to cycle back to justify the cake I probably did not need (but thoroughly enjoyed!)

1 Thank Calum840

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