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Birdhouse Cafe

74 High Street, Banchory AB31 5SS, Scotland
+44 1330 822072
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good9%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwich” (24 reviews)
“cakes” (84 reviews)
“toffee cake” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
74 High Street, Banchory AB31 5SS, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently for a much needed coffee and was tempted by a nice cake. Very friendly and great value. I had my order to go but this didn't seem to phase the staff. Definitely going to pay it a more relaxed visit next time.

Thank CourierNo1
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Banchory about lunch time, checked in our hotel then walked about 300 ft for lunch. It's a very small cafe/bakery with about six tables. Service was friendly but sporadic. We split the Oaky-Doaky (ham & cheese) sandwich with chips and small salad....More

1  Thank CDM49
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Stumbled upon this tea-room on a recent visit to Banchory, overall impression not great. I've never known a cafe to run out of tea. They took the order one coffee one tea and two pieces of ginger cake. After a few minutes later we were...More

Thank Maccer66
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I had a lovely slice of raspberry Victoria sponge cake here today and my friend had some blueberry maple cake. I will definitely come here again if I am in Banchory.

Thank Emmeline P
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Small and cosy coffee shop with interesting decor. Warm and friendly owners. And the coffee is excellent. Homemade cakes are also the stars of the show. However, they do fantastic hot sandwiches too with my favourites being the bacon sandwich and the tuna melt. All...More

Thank JTH64314
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

A great fresh changing selection of cakes and tray bakes with great how drinks and a wide variety of interesting tasty sandwiches that come well garnished. The staff are very friendly and very helpful and always provide a great service as you sit in the...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A cute, quaint coffee shop with wonderful owners. Coffee is great and the cakes delicious. Had coffee and walnut cake - was to die for! Highly recommended

1  Thank Gitta6
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We often stop in by the Birdhouse during some of our cycles. Great place for coffee, breakfast and cakes, food is second to none and service good too.

1  Thank Itsallaboutthebeef
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

In for coffee and soup. Usually not enough salt or flavour in soups. Decor odd. About 2 meters square, 1 metre drop of paper type decorations that tall people heads are covered in as they walk / stand at their tables. Odd place

Thank Yvonneanddog
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Wow - great menu and something for every taste - hot or cold. Everything home made and fresh. Soups, sandwiches and cakes galore. Come starving - portions are on the large side. We will be back :)

2  Thank Scott51N
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27 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Harriet R | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if it is dog friendly but it's a very small space! So I wouldn't recommend dogs!
Maíra C
23 June 2016|
Response from Yvonneanddog | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 High Street, Banchory AB31 5SS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Banchory
  • Phone Number: +44 1330 822072
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