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Beggars Belief Coffee Cove

10B Shorehead, Portsoy AB45 2PB, Scotland
+44 1261 843803
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cullen skink” (35 reviews)
“cakes” (15 reviews)
“baguette” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10B Shorehead, Portsoy AB45 2PB, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely place for a simple bite to eat. Very friendly, very quirky. Right on the harbour, views were fantastic

1  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right at the beautiful harbour...this little café is in an ideal position...the menu has quite a few options...not overly varied for vegetarians..but we all found something to eat...the staff are friendly...the setting is relaxed...the café is 'dog friendly' all in all a very good little...More

Thank Dunkee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a nice cup of drinking chocolate and bought a wee gift it does a lot of different things to eat and drink as well very pleasant places taff very friendly

Thank Ombobocali
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for a quick bite and were pleasantly surprised with the menu, service and the flavours and taste of our choices, the dog was allowed ad of scourer she was spoiled, the Cullen Skink was to die for .......brilliant fine xx

Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Searching through trip advisor for somewhere to go on the Moray Coast for coffee on a Sunday afternoon, this little gem came up in Portsoy. What a lovely little find, if it wasn't for this site I would never have known it was there. We...More

1  Thank deborah r
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Delicious homemade food, friendly staff and very reasonable prices - looking forward to an excuse to visit Portsoy again if only to go back to Beggars Belief!! What to recommend? Soup, Cullen skink, panini, scone - you get the picture...

Thank Erikthevikn
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Had lunch here on Easter Saturday. Unique little café beside the old harbour. Service was good and both myself and my partner enjoyed our sandwiches, the lentil soup was also excellent. Good coffee too. Well worth a visit.

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent service and nice freshly prepared food. I had a cheese and onion toasted sandwich which came with coleslaw and crisps and a nice side salad.

Thank kathrynAberdeen
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Nice little establishment, very helpful and friendly waitress. I had the carrot & coriander soup and my father had the cullen skink both were excellent and reasonably priced. Not sure how the place would handle if it was very busy though.

Thank John C
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant lunch here today. Went based on the tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. Lovely quirky place.

Thank Jake K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10B Shorehead, Portsoy AB45 2PB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Portsoy
  • Phone Number: +44 1261 843803
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Situated right next to the old harbour in Portsoy we are open 7 days a week. Our menu includes freshly made soups, jacket potatoes, paninis, baguettes, sandwiches and toasties. Also a wide selection of locally produced and homemade bakes.
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