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Sand Dollar Cafe

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2 Beach Esplande, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, Scotland
+44 1224 572288
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7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Sand Dollar Cafe and Bistro is a seafront restaurant serving...
The Sand Dollar Cafe and Bistro is a seafront restaurant serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners (Thur, Fri and Sat from 6pm to late).....offering daily specials in a friendly atmosphere, we have outside seating and always welcome children.
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  • 236
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simple yet stylish atmosphere

Have had coffee ,brunch and lunch here . The menu is varied and inventive but standard burgers etc are available . Service is pleasant and efficient .and so near the beautiful beach . Great !

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Carol P
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Milton keynes
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great location & tastefully decorated, though definitely not worth the money! Food was fairly average. Waiting staff were attentive though so that's a bonus.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was the most unpleasant cafe in Aberdeen, the staff were extremely unpleasant and unhelpful. although we came in with the family no one tried to find us a table and even left us waiting on the entrance for a long time. when we asked for help they gave us a cold shoulder and mumbled with their language showing disrespect,... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Have had coffee ,brunch and lunch here . The menu is varied and inventive but standard burgers etc are available . Service is pleasant and efficient .and so near the beautiful beach . Great !

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fluffydo
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Have visited several times - in the evening when it is a small Bistro , but my favourite time of day to go is breakfast , always excellent and Omelettes to die for !

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pitmedden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is the second time we have visited and both times its been excellent. The food, view from the window and the service all great.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visited the Sand Dollar cafe with friends this week. Had heard it was the perfect location for lunch and a chat - with good food and good prices! We were seated in a dark corner spot right beside the counter - staff had to walk past our table to go behind the counter or to the kitchen (which was fine).... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Sand dollar cafe is an Aberdeen institution. It sells excellent quality cafe food with a beautiful view across Aberdeen beach. They do a really wide range of food from cooked breakfasts, fish and chips to more unusual things like scallops. They also stock Orkney Ice cream, which is excellent quality. It is incredibly popular and is always busy at... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Regularly use this restaurant when walking down the beach. Always ensured of a warm welcome. Service can be a bit slow at busy times, but all the food is cooked to order. Food is very good, and the hot drinks are always welcome. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

I have been in this cafe many times,always busy-which says a lot. Lovely place, amazing fresh food,great service.Suzi the owner is doing an amazing job. Well Done. Would recommend to everyone who has not been yet to go and try.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The food was healthy, didn't seem as 'greasy' as other places around the beach for a breakfast. Very reasonably priced and tea/coffee included. Definitely will be back. Also nice seating area outside for sunny days. Staff are very friendly, welcoming and professional.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Beach Esplande, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 572288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Sand Dollar Cafe and Bistro is a seafront restaurant serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners (Thur, Fri and Sat from 6pm to late).....offering daily specials in a friendly atmosphere, we have outside seating and always welcome children.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?