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43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
+44 1339 755191
09:00 - 17:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely moist angel cake and really hot flat white. Perfect after long walk. Good service. Nice quaint village to stop for a browse .

1 Thank ajkedar
Trondheim, Norway
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768 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Aberdeen for lunch. The chili was very good. The interior and staff was very charming.

1 Thank taarhaug
Banchory, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice cafe in Ballater. Good soups, scones, sandwiches, cakes and lunches + much more Attached to its 'sister' outdoors shop which is great for gear shopping.

2 Thank deesider2017
Tywyn, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

another great addition to Ballater. Good food and coffee. Had soup with rolls and it was super and very filling. Recommended.

1 Thank Robin P
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a Sunday in winter. Very busy and we had a pushchair so a challenge. However the cakes were lovely and the staff helpful.

1 Thank Maypetal
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place for a fresh coffee and home baking. Friendly staff and well stocked outdoor shop too.

1 Thank RC1958
Dudley, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit this venue every year It has always provided good food and service Prices are reasonable compared with others in the area

1 Thank PeterRubbish
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped at the Bothy in Ballater last weekend to grab a snack after a hike and found to our surprise that they served really creative and delicious homemade cakes. I have the peak earl grey white chocolate cake, which was a very nice combination indeed. The staff were very friendly and service was reasonably quick for a busuy Sunday. The... More 

Thank Toni M
Beauly, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in here when recently in Ballater for a coffee and a scone. We were not disappointed. Service slightly slow but place busy. Staff were very pleasant and efficient. Good selection of homemade bakes and teas/coffees. First class

1 Thank Clechan2015
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice selection of cakes and sandwiches and tasty soup friendly staff good place to visit reasonable prices

1 Thank David C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 755191

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?