Cafes, Coffee Shops & Tea Rooms in Aberdeenshire and Moray

One thing is for sure, every cyclist likes a cafe stop! Whether you are on a social ride or you're on route to somewhere, taking a break with a good cup of coffee and a slice of cake, or even soup and a sandwich is a ride highlight for many riders.
It is a chance to get warm, regroup, have a tasty snack and to chat about the miles done, the miles to come or the gnarly trails you have just conquered. The cafe stop is part of cycling culture.

So it makes sense for us to list just some of the cafes, coffee shops and tea rooms in Aberdeenshire and Moray who serve the cycling community.
We suggest you check opening times before you visit, and take a cafe lock with you to secure your bike.

Our list is not definitive, so if we have missed your favourite cafe when out cycling then do let us know about it so we can add it to our list. Contact details are at the bottom of the page.

Aberchirder Cafes

The Eighteen74 Haven

40 South Street, AB54 7TS
01466 780334

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Aberlour Cafes

The Gather'n

89 Main Street, AB38 9QB.
01340 881749

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Aboyne Cafes

Belwade Farm

Aboyne, AB34 5BJ.
01339 885398

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Spider on a Bicycle

Station Square, AB34 5HX
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Deeside Activity Park

Dess, Aboyne, AB34 5BD
013398 83536

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Alford Cafes

Alford Bistro

40 Main St, AB33 8PX
01975 563154

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Open 7 days a week.
Bistro serves hot & cold drinks, homebakes, snacks and lunches. Glutten free options. Traybakes and scones brought to your table on a trolley so you can see the full selection on offer - very elegant!
One table suitable for large groups, with many set for 6. No outside seating.
No cycle racks provided so on pavement parking. Bikes not visible from many seats within the cafe.

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Chloe's Kitchen Creations

56 Main St, AB33 8AA
07788 212120

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Open 7 days a week - late closing on Saturday.
Takeaway breakfast, lunches, cakes, coffee and ice cream. Delicous cakes and tray bakes made by Chloe.
No inside seating, though they have half a dozen outside tables.
No cycle racks provided, however bikes can be left beside Chloe's outside tables or padlocked to the fence opposite the shop.

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Alves Cafes

Calum's Kitchen

13 Main Road, IV30 8UR.
01343 850401

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Arbuthnott Cafes

Grassic Gibbon Centre

Arbuthnott, AB30 1PB.
01561 361668

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Ardoe Cafes

Clarets Coffee Shop

Paul Lawrie Golf Centre, South Deeside Rd. AB12 5YN
01224 865751

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Ballindalloch Cafes

Old Maltings Coffee Shop

Glenlivet Distillery, AB37 9DB.
01340 821720

 

 

Balmedie Cafes

Beachside Coffee Shop

Eigie Road, AB23 8YF
01358 742003

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Open 7 days a week.
Part of the Balmedie Leisure Centre, the Beachside Cafe serves hot & cold drinks, homebakes, snacks and lunches through to mid afternoon.
Tables can be pulled together for groups. Outside seating also available.
Cycle racks outside leisure centre. Racks not visible from cafe.

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Banchory Cafes

Woodend Barn

Burn O'Bennie Rd, AB31 5QA
01330 826530

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Open Thursday-Sunday.
Buchanan Bistro at the Woodend Barn bake, brew, knead, pickle, prove, and cook everything from a scone through to a full evening meal. Super coffee. Good selection of traybakes, cakes and scones.
Large tables available for groups. Lots of outdoor seating.
Covered cycle rack which can hold around 8 bikes. Rack not visible from cafe.

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Tease Coffee Bar

17 High St, AB31 5TB
01330 824945

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Ride Coffee House

46 Station Rd, AB31 5YA
01330 820946

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Open 7 days a week.
Skateboard and cycling inspired coffee house offering a selection of cakes, scones and light meals. Their warm cheese scones are fabulous!
Large tables available for groups. Outdoor seating.
Cycle rack which can hold around 15 bikes. Racks visible from many seats in the cafe.

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Banff Cafes

The Spotty Bag

Old Market Place, AB45 1HE
01261 815623

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Delight Cafe Gallery

10A Boyndie Street, AB45 1DY
01261 455547

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Duff House Tea Room

Duff House, AB45 3SX
07741 320749

 

 

Ballater Cafes

Brown Sugar Cafe

8 Bridge St, AB35 5QP
01339 755388

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The Bothy Ballater

43 Bridge St, AB35 5QD
01339 755191

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Bridge House Cafe

Bridge St, AB35 5QP
01339 756336

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Bieldside Cafes

Newton Dee Cafe

Newton Dee Village, AB15 9DX
01224 379120

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Blackburn Cafes

Marshall's Farm Shop and Tea Room

Boghead Farm, Kinellar AB51 0XD
01224 790493

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Open 7 days a week.
Marshall's Farm Shop and Tea Room serves hot & cold drinks, homebakes, snacks, lunches and full meals.
Tables not particuarly suited to groups. Outside seating also available.
No specific cycle parking provision. Bikes can be secured to the railings to the sides of the shop however not visible from cafe.

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Braemar Cafes

The Bothy Braemar

Invercauld Road, AB35 5YP
01339 741019

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Taste Coffee Shop

Airlie House, AB35 5YT
01339 741425

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Gordons Tearoom

Mar Road, AB35 5YL
01339 741611

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Bridge of Brown Cafes

Bridge of Brown Tearoom

Bridge of Brown, AB37 9HR
01807 580335

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Buckie Cafes

Pozzi Cafe

4-8 High St, AB56 1AQ
01542 832211

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Le Cafe Coull

25 west Church, AB56 1BN
01542 835400

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Cambus O'May Cafes

Courie Courie

Ballater Road, AB35 5SD
01339 756386

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Chapelton of Elsick Cafes

Teacake Bistro

11 Hume Square, AB39 8AE
07841 917150

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Chapel of Garioch Cafes

The Old Post Office Tea Rooms

Old Post Office House, AB51 5HE
01467 681660

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Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.
Freshly made sandwiches, ciabattas & soup. Good selection of cakes, including vegan cakes - all home baked on the premises or by local independent bakers.
Has a nice big table for a group. Also has outside seating.
No cycle racks, though you can take your bike via the side gate into the garden.

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Corgaff Cafes

Goodbrand and Ross

on the A939, AB36 8YL
01975 651433

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Craibstone Cafes

Brimmond Bistro

Craibstone Golf Club, AB21 9SX
01224 716777

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Crathes Cafes

Courtyard Cafe

Crathes Castle, AB31 5QJ
01330 844634

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Culsalmond Cafes

Morgan McVeighs

Colpy Cottage, AB52 6XD
01464 841399

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Daviot Cafes

The Shop at Daviot

Main Street, AB51 0HZ
07595 170806

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Drumoak Cafes

Drum Castle

Drumoak, AB31 5EY
01330 700334

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Drum Castle

Drumoak, AB31 5EY
01330 700334

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Dufftown Cafes

The Malt Barn

Glenfiddich Distillery, AB55 4DH
01340 820373

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Dufftown Glassworks

16 Conval St, AB55 4AE
1340 821534

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Dunphail Cafes

The Olive Tree Cafe

Logie Steading, IV36 2QN
01309 611733

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Edzell Cafes

Sinclair's Larder

63 High Street, DD9 7TA
01356 648285

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Elgin Cafes

Grampian Coffee House

Waulkmill House, IV30 8QN
01343 813271

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Batchen Street Coffee

33 Batchen Street, IV30 1BH
01343 545888

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Allarburn Farm Shop

Edgar Road, IV30 6XQ
01343 546484

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Ellon Cafes

Broomies at JRD

Broomiesburn Rd, AB41 9RD
01358 720294

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The Chocolate Bar

2 Market St, AB41 9JD
01358 724071

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Symposium Coffee House

Neil Ross Sq, AB41 9AX
01358 268190

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Fettercairn Cafes

The Arch Cafe

Main St, AB30 1XX
01561 340592

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Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.
A cosy friendly coffee shop and licensed restaurant serving freshly cooked food daily. Good selection of home baked cakes.
Tables can be rearranged for groups.
No cycle racks, though you can secure your bike to the railings opposite the cafe. Railings visible from most tables.

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Clatterin Brig Tea Room

Cairn O Mount Rd, AB30 1HB
01561 340297

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Findhorn Cafes

The Bakehouse Cafe

91-92 Findhorn, IV36 3YG
01309 691826

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The Pheonix Cafe

Findhorn Foundation, IV36 3TZ
01309 690110

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Captain's Table

Findhorn Marina, IV36 3YE
01309 690099

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Finzean Cafes

Finzean Estate Tea Room

Finzean, AB31 6PA
01330 850710

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Fochabers Cafes

Christies Garden Centre

Christie's Garden Centre, IV32 7PF
01343 820362

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The Quaich Cafe

85 High St, IV32 7DH
01343 820981

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Baxters

Highland Village, IV32 7LD
01343 820666

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Fordoun Cafes

Castleton Farm Cafe

Castelton Fruit Farm, AB30 1JX
01561 321155

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Fordyce Cafes

The Old Kirk Cafe

Church Stret, AB45 2SL
01261 843410

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Forres Cafes

The Bike Bothy

105 High St, IV36 1AA
01309 671745

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The Potting Shed

Mackenzie & Cruickshank Garden Centre, IV36 2GW
01309 696940

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Brodie Countryfare

by Forres, IV36 2TD
01309 641555

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Foveran Cafes

The Barn

Westfield, Foveran AB41 6AY
01358 788707

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Open 7 days a week.
Spacious cafe and restaurant. Friendly staff offering freshly ground coffee, homemade cakes and scones or made to order light lunches. The scones can be served warm, and are huge! Menu can be adapted for vegetarians, gluten free, vegan and most other dietary requirements.
Staff willing to rearrange seats for groups. Lots of outdoor seating also available.
No cycle racks and no obvious place to secure bikes. Bikes not visible from cafe.

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Fraserburgh Cafes

Dunes Golf Centre

Philorth Links, AB43 8TL
01346 510693

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Peartree Coffee House

61 High St, AB43 9ET
01346 512212

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Fyvie Cafes

Fyvie Castle Tearoom

Fyvie Castle, AB35 8JS
01651 891266

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Glenesk Cafes

Glenesk Retreat

Glenesk Folk Nuseum, DD9 7YT
01561 321139

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Haddo Cafes

Mrs Smiths at Haddo

Haddo House Park, AB417LD
01651 851815

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Huntly Cafes

Deans

Depot Road, AB54 8JX
01466 455194

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The Merry Kettle

25 Duke St, AB54 8DL
01466 792108

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The Bank Cafe

2 The Square, AB54 8AE
07955 710755

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Insch Cafes

Kellockbank Garden Centre

Kellockbank Country Emporium, AB52 6SN
01464 851114

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Open 7 days a week.
Kellockbank is a self service coffee shop offering everything from cake & coffee to full meals. They support many local suppliers and use fresh, seasonal produce and ingredients where possible.
Loads of indoor tables, with a few outdoors for the nicer weather.
Cycle racks with space for 5 bikes. Racks not visible from cafe.

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Inverbervie Cafes

Pheonix Bakehouse

4 King St, DD10 0RG
01561 361221

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Inverurie Cafes

J.G. Ross

Highclere Business Park, AB51 5QW
01467 620764

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Dreamy Goat

North Street, AB51 4DJ
01467 623220

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Cocoworks

Inverurie Railway Station, AB51 4TN
01467 629600

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Johnshaven Cafes

Hidden Treasures Cafe

Fore St, DD10 0HG
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Keith Cafes

Boogie Woogie

2 Regent Square, AB55 5DX
01542 888077

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Square Roots

56 Mid Street, AB55 5AF
07955 890971

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The Boat n Barn

14 Reidhaven Square, AB55 5AB
01542 880381

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Kemnay Cafes

Cafe 83

17 Station Rd, AB51 5RB
01467 207060

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Open 7 days a week.
Cafe 83 serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee - vegitarian options available. Good selection of tray bakes. Scones warmed before serving - nice touch!
Table layout is good for groups.
No cycle parking provided. Pavement at front is quite narrow - ok for a couple of bikes, but not half a dozen. Bikes not visible from tables.

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Castle Fraser Tea Room

Castle Fraser, AB51 7LD
01330 833463

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Kingswells Cafes

Wynford Farm

Wyndford Farm, (on Road to Clinterty) AB15 8RQ
01224 745411

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Kinloss Cafes

Woodside Farm Coffee Shop

Woodside Farm, (off the B9089) IV36 3LA
01309 690258

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Kintore Cafes

Crafty Cafe

1 Dean's Court, Kintore, AB51 0RY
01467 631020

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Closed Sundays.
Located on the main street, next to the post office, The Crafty Cafe is a crafting hub, gift shop and cafe offering fine pieces, paninis, soups, hand roasted coffee and specialist teas.
Lots of small tables that can easily be pulled together for groups.
No cycle racks. Limited on street parking in front of cafe - though bikes visible if parked at the door. Additional bike parking round the corner - not visible from cafe, and nothing to secure bike to.

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Laurencekirk Cafes

Gannets

63 High St, AB30 1BH
01561 378067

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Lhanbryde Cafes

Threaplands Garden Centre

Threaplands Garden Centre, IV30 8LN
01343 842245

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Lumphanan Cafes

The Meet Again Tea Shop

12 Perkhill Road, AB31 4SE
01339 883776

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Open 7 days a week.      Cash only
A small, quaint, friendly family run cafe. They make their own cakes, and have a selection of fine teas and infusions. They also make a range of snacks such as toasties, sandwiches and rolls.
Four small tables that can't really be moved, but the cafe is small so groups won't really be split up. Outside seating available in summer.
No cycle racks but space at front of cafe to leave bikes. Bikes visible from most seats in the tea shop.

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Macduff Cafes

The Seafront Cafe

33 Shore St, AB44 1TS
01261 831017

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Annies Cakery

Station Brae, AB44 1UL
01261 831743

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Marykirk Cafes

Balmakewan

Balmakewan House, AB30 1QX
01674 840488

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Maud Cafes

Old Mart Cafe

Market St, AB42 4NH
01771 619196

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Midmar Cafes

Forest Cafe

Treehouse, Midmar, AB51 7NB
01330 830000

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Open 7 days a week.
Good selection of freshly baked scones, homemade cakes, paninis, soups etc.
Bench seats at the sides of cafe allow groups to stay intact.
Foresct Cafe offers a 15% discount for cyclists in cycling gear - though you need to ask for it. Great idea!
Cycle racks with space for 5 bikes. Racks visible from some seats in the cafe.

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Mintlaw Cafes

The Cafe at Aden

Aden Country Park, AB42 5FN
01771 623364

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Happy Plant Coffee Shop

Happy Plant Garden Centre, AB42 5HH
01771 623344

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Monymusk Cafes

Grant Arms Cafe

The Square, AB51 7HJ
01467 651500

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Closed Thursdays.
Breakfast, lunches, scones, sponge cakes & tray bakes.
Groups can be accomodated in the bar area of this former lounge bar.
No cycle racks provided, though bikes can be wheeled through the close to the courtyard at the rear of the cafe, and secured to the metal stairs. Bikes not visible from cafe.

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Newmachar Cafes

Bake N Butty Cafe

The Axis Centre, AB21 0WB
01651 328010

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Newtonhill Cafes

Skateraw Store

4 Skateraw Road, AB39 3PT
 

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Oldmeldrum Cafes

Barra Berries Farmshop

Barra Castle, AB51 0BB
07866 491508

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Parkhill Cafes

Seasons Coffee Shop

Parkhill Garden Centre, AB21 7AT
01224 724711

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Pennan Cafes

Coastal Cuppie

Pennan, AB43 6JB
07376 100586

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Pitmedden Cafes

Pitmedden Garden Tearoom

Pitmedden House, AB41 7PD
01651 842352

 

 

 

Pitcaple Cafes

The Buzzard Cafe

Pitscurry, AB51 5DY
07767 647626

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Open Mon - Fri (10am – 3pm).      Cash Only
Good selection of freshly baked scones, homemade cakes, tray bakes, soups, filled rolls and paninis prepared in the learning kitchen by staff with additional needs. Many of the ingredients used are grown on site. Very good prices, cheerful staff and quick service.
Very popular so if visiting as a group then phone to book a table. Tables can be arranged to allow groups to sit together. Outside seating available in summer. Great views across to Bennachie.
Cycle racks with space for 6 bikes. Racks partially visible from some seats within the cafe.

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Portessie Cafes

Bijou by the Sea

Great Eastern Road, AB56 4DJ
01542 833915

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Portsoy Cafes

Portsoy Ice Cream Shop

24 Seafield St, AB45 2QT
01261 842279

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Potarch Cafes

Potarch Cafe

Potarch, AB31 4BD
01339 884468

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St Cyrus Cafes

The Old Bakery Coffee Shop

Beach Rd, AB12 4RS
01674 850930

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Strachan Cafes

Knockburn Loch

Knockburn Loch, AB31 6LL
01330 822234

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Strichen Cafes

Strichen Lodge

Strichen Community Park, AB43 6TN
01771 637029

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Stonehaven Cafes

The Old Pier Coffee House

The Old Pier, AB39 2JY
01569 766035

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Molly's Cafe Bar

The Promenade, AB39 2RD
01569 762378

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Arduthie House Tea Rooms

Ann Street, AB39 2DA
01569 767765

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Tarland Cafes

Angie's Cafe

27 The Square, AB34 4TX
01339 880009

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Open 7 days a week.
Good selection of tray bakes and homemade cakes. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea with daily specials
Lots of tables including two large ones allowing groups to stay together. Two outside tables on the pavement.
Bikes can be left leaning against the wall on the pavement to the side of the cafe. Bikes not visible from inside the cafe.

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Tarves Cafes

Murly Tuck Cafe

3 The Square, AB41 7GX
01651 851489

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Open 7 days a week.
Good selection of freshly baked scones, homemade cakes and soups. Friendly, welcoming staff.
Lots of tables including two large ones allowing groups to stay together.
On street parking, with bikes not visible from inside the cafe.

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Formartine's

Tarves, AB41 7NU
01651 851123

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Torphins Cafes

Platform 22

22 Station Road, AB31 4JF
01339 882807

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Closed Sundays
Great selection of homemade food and baking using locally sourced and Scottish fare. The warmed savoury scones, served with pickle are sublime!
Cosy booths for four means larger groups may be split between two or more. Outside seating available.
Covered bicycle racks for over a dozen bikes, and sockets for recharging e-bikes!. No wonder they were nominated as a "Cyclist cafe of the year" in 2018.

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Turriff Cafes

Traffords Coffee House

18 High St, AB53 4DS
01888 563500

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Laird's Kitchen

Delgatie Castle, AB53 5TD
01888 563479

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Udny Cafes

The Coffee Apothecary

Udny, AB41 7PQ
01651 842253

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Open 7 days a week.
A popular cafe with local cyclists, the Coffee Apothecary offers a complete menu dedicated to coffee, accompanied by a great food menu. Breakfast, lunches and a wide variety of cakes, sweet treats and fine pieces. The Coffee Apothecary take particular care in sourcing every ingredient that is on their menu; local free range eggs, veg grown within 3 miles of the cafe, and all dry ingredients ethically sourced.
A couple of large tables available for groups. Outside seating available for the nicer weather.
No cycle parking, but bikes can be left against the windows and are visible from most seats in the cafe.

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