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Beggars Belief Coffee Cove

10B Shorehead, Portsoy AB45 2PB, Scotland
+44 1261 843803
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cullen skink” (27 reviews)
“cakes” (19 reviews)
“haggis” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
10B Shorehead, Portsoy AB45 2PB, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Cheerful service, nice location. 14th century harbour ,good conversion of disused building. Lovely View.

Thank John M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We sat at an outside table overlooking the tiny harbour in the quaint village of Portsoy. We enjoyed a very tasty light lunch served by friendly staff- whist watching the boats bobbing around!

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beggars Belief is a fantastic cosy nook facing the ancient harbour in Portsoy. I had the Wagyu Burger and my wife a hot Mozzarella, Tomato and Pesto Panini and both were first class. The service was excellent and the ambience charming - highly recommended.

1  Thank Mike D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick pleasant lunch. Great location on harbour front. Much bigger on inside than is apparent from small entrance, can also sit outside, but then you'd miss the decor which is definitely worth a look! And good wifi to boot.

1  Thank ChrisAndAlli
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Hidden away in a corner of Portsoy - excellent friendly service great food and at a reasonable price. Unusual layout almost cave like but very clean and welcoming.

1  Thank ndobson2016
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

It's brilliant to know that there are still totally independent cafes that serve their own food they feel passionately about in tourist destinations. The owner sat at our table and genuinely cares about the food. The home made food was properly tasty and the salmon...More

1  Thank Gavin F
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Lovely friendly coffee shop on the harbour. Lots of little corners full of character. Great coffee and the cakes all yummy. Unusual crafter products on sale.

1  Thank nortonfen
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We found this wee gem by accident while visiting Portsoy Harbour. As soon as we entered the quirky, friendly atmosphere was evident. The staff were very friendly and service was excellent. My daughter, son and I had paninis and my husband had a baguette. We...More

1  Thank jackiepaper54
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Whilst enjoying a delicious cappuccino you go back in time... The little coffeeshop has surprising different cosy corners. Must try!!!

1  Thank Brigitte D
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Title said it all! Really lovely experience. The interior of the café was made & designed with a lot of love for detail, the service is kind & attentive. Menu has a choice of different snacks, sandwiches & baguettes, coffee & drinks & desserts. The...More

1  Thank Lisa B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10B Shorehead, Portsoy AB45 2PB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Portsoy
  • Phone Number: +44 1261 843803
  • E-mail
Situated right next to the old harbour in Portsoy we are open 7 days a week. Our menu includes freshly made soups, jacket potatoes, paninis, baguettes, sandwiches and toasties. Also a wide selection of locally produced and homemade bakes.
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