A blend of North-east cafe life…
If you’re looking for a good place to catch up with friends over coffee, to talk business over a working lunch, or simply to relax and take in some professional artwork with a piece of homemade shortbread, then city-based Coppa offers a little something for everyone. Their chocolatey cappuccino will perk you up for an afternoon of work, and their larger than life slices of Victoria sponge make for a perfect 3pm sugar refill. If you’re having a particularly challenging day, a Coppa cup of tea will see away any daytime drama – even the most ardent of tea connoisseurs will find themselves quietly supping away on a Coppa brew, their silence speaking a thousand words of approval.
40 St Swithin Street, Aberdeen AB10 6XJ Tel: 07872 383690
Old Post Office Tea Room
Nestled at the foot of Bennachie, this quaint little tea room is a welcome retreat after a hard day’s traversing the Scottish plains (or not!). With a cosy snuggery and countryside views to enjoy with a vintage teapot brew, the tea shop is an endless source of intrigue for visitors, with its nooks and crannies brimming with books, ornaments, displays, and savouries and jams to purchase. Its guests are spoiled with continental inspired sandwiches and mouth-watering fine pieces. From the salted caramel chocolate brownies to homemade marmalade fruit loaf, you’re sure to be
in fine piece heaven. If you’re preparing for a mountain climb, you’ll certainly be well fuelled after a stop at the Old Post Office Tea Room.
Chapel of Garioch, Inverurie AB51 5HE Tel: 01467 681660
The Coffee Apothecary
Visitors to this Aladdin’s cave of tea and coffee would be forgiven for thinking they were in Italy, given this cafe’s dedicated array of caffeinated hot beverages. They take their drinks seriously in the Coffee Apothecary, but they have much fun serving them, with many of their sophisticated coffees served in quirky glass beakers. The caffeine is amiably washed down with a chic and filling lunch menu, and is followed by much fawning over the range of dessert goodies in the cake cabinet. The carrot cake is divinely soft and crumbly, and the banana and chocolate muffin looks almost too pretty to eat, but its zesty icing and sponge combination won’t hold you back for too long!
Udny Post Office, Udny, Ellon AB41 7PQ Tel: 01651 842253