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Brown Sugar Cafe

8 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
+44 1339 755388
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (26 reviews)
“coleslaw” (4 reviews)
“ginger cake” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
8 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Come here often and it never lets us down. Beautiful coffee, cosy atmosphere and friendly staff. Excellent traybakes, Maltese slice is great.

Thank GHepburn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped after a very long walk along the banks of the river Dee. Best scones ever. Extremely friendly service, absolutely clear they have a passion for what they do... I had food envy when I saw their bacon roll. Extremely recommended!

Thank 98billyboy
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a light lunch and enjoyed a lovely bowl of lentil and tomato soup served with bread. It was very tasty. My husband had nachos and my daughter had a toastie. Very reasonably priced.

Thank tainshl
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A cozy and welcoming place to pop into for a coffee. Especially welcome on a wet day as it was when we visited. Warm friendly staff and the most delicious scones and jam went down well with my coffee.

Thank flemingmuir
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely friendly welcome,, great coffee and nice big healthy portions,, sandwiches very fresh and the cakes were excellent along with a cabinet of nice tastey chocolates

Thank David C
Reviewed 29 May 2017

When travelling between Perth and the Moray Coast we regularly stop for a coffee break in Ballater. Our first choice is always the Brown Sugar as the coffee, scones and cakes are first class. The staff are always very friendly and only too happy to...More

Thank Sandy N
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I visited this place in the week and it was pretty quite, I just ordered a drink, and I discovered a really nice seating area they have out the back, on a sunny day I can imagine it would be so lovely to sit around...More

Thank Naeve S
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Extensively refurbished after the floods of December 2015 but still the same friendly welcoming service. Excellent for coffees and simple lunches

Thank Douglaspat
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

First time was a cycling stop, gorgeous coffee and Victoria sponge that was as light as a feather with a cream layer as thick as a pacing slab The cafe is in the main street in Ballater opposite the Bank of Scotland, and is fairly...More

Thank KermitF2
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A super little cafe with loads of nice food and drink and very helpful staff. Came here twice once by ourselves and once with guests. Has a good loyalty system and we will be back

Thank Robin P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
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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