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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” (25 reviews)
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“ginger cake” (3 reviews)
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8 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Visited quite late for lunch at 3 30 with 5 adults and 3 kids. Friendly welcome fantastic food and a little play area for children. Reasonable price at 55 pounds for all of us to have lunch. Baked potato was amazing.

Thank alfoquia
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Great service, a hearty breakfast for a very reasonable price. 4 adults had breakfast here last Sunday, on a chilly morning.

Thank _duncanjmmorris
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Yep! You did read correct. I never thought I would get that light delicate, springy, moist, texture - with cream, jam followed by a latte. In a sunny back garden, with the dogs....I can't thank the staff enough....oh! They were good as well! Did I...More

Thank LordGlencoe
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were a family of 6 on a busy Saturday. It was no trouble to the staff who moved tables together for us. We were given extra menus and advised of the specials then placed our order (not table service). The staff were all lovely,...More

Thank Gill M
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Great place for a snack or lunch or afternoon tea. Lovely outside eating area. Great staff and service.

Thank Louise S
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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