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Brown Sugar Cafe

8 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
+44 1339 755388
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
8 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always head here for our coffee when over for a few days. Great coffee and amazing haggis and cheese paninis. Scones are delicious. Best cafe in Ballater that we have found.

Thank quinn1066
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in for lunch on very cold day with snow in the town and surrounding hills. Our welcome was very friendly and there was a good choice on the menu with soups, specials, jacket potatoes and a assortment of sandwiches, homemade cakes and chocolates....More

Thank Stewart G
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Whilst basically a coffee shop they do really tasty soup and variety of toasties and sandwiches at luchtime. Outside tables both in garden at back and on pavement where dogs welcome

Thank DRWesthill
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a bowl of soup and had the pick of three, Carrot,Coconut and Lime/ Leek & Potato ot Beetroot & Tomato. We thoroughly enjoyed the first two options and altho we didn't try the latter it seemed very popular. Wish we had a...More

Thank Stufio_7
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We were dying for a good lunch, and this was perfect. Everything is homemade, fresh and the service was personal - nice small place with intimate tables.

Thank William F
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Down at the bridge end of town which is worth the stroll from the square. I found very friendly staff and attentive service on a busy day. Everything seems to be home made on site and tastes great. Good coffee, why am I always surprised?...More

Thank R0bert1950
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We stopped hear for a lunch break and were not disappointed. We looked at the menus at all the local cafes and this was the only one that wasn't pretentious and touristy. Service was very friendly and food was reasonably priced,fresh and very tasty. Well...More

Thank GreigB28
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Went a couple of times both for a coffee and later for lunch. Very friendly and good. Well priced and nice selection , breakfast looked good too.

Thank El4d
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The Brown Sugar Cafe is an excellent spot for lunch. We had very good panini sandwiches (several vegetarian options too). But the highlight was the fruit scone with jam and clotted cream. By far the best scone, jam and clotted cream we had during a...More

Thank ATLTraveler1212
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and decent quality of meat, had a great breakfast here, hangover cure ! Would go back for more

Thank Baz1424
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 755388
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