We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Coffee House

$
Café, Coffee Shop
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1 Gaelic Lane, Aberdeen AB10 1JF, Scotland
+44 1224 478621
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Description: We are an independent lunchtime destination serving well priced freshly...
We are an independent lunchtime destination serving well priced freshly made soup and sandwiches from same day baked organic bread using local ingredients and quality ingredients where the filling is not local. Our soups are made on the premises same day as are all our cakes. Our coffee is roasted locally (one street away) and we don't use preservatives. We aim to provide quality and taste with a smile. Do come try us. We look forward to seeing you. The Coffee House Team.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 185 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely cafe!

Met a pal here for lunch. It is a really pretty space with lots of temptation. I had a bowl of sweet potato soup with gf bread followed by gf cake. Lovely space, great staff and yum food. In a city where there are so many shopping malls and chain stores and cafes, it was a huge relief to find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
kazz50
,
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Met a pal here for lunch. It is a really pretty space with lots of temptation. I had a bowl of sweet potato soup with gf bread followed by gf cake. Lovely space, great staff and yum food. In a city where there are so many shopping malls and chain stores and cafes, it was a huge relief to find... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visited for lunch and enjoyed lovely BLT sandwiches and home made soup. Staff were friendly and the food didn't take long to arrive. Slightly pricey but it's a nice atmosphere so I would say its worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Coffee was nothing special, but all the other coffeeshops were really busy the day of the international market in Aberdeen. The coffee was week and the girl on the counter didn't really care when I brought it back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

we went to this coffee shop last Friday lunch time. Ordered food from the counter lovely and homemade and loads of fillings in my sandwich on thick bread I could not finish it. It was so much to eat. Great experience being out trying new things and it was very busy they are really great and I would go back... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
S Y, Owner at The Coffee House, responded to this review

The staff at The Coffee House are so happy you enjoyed dining with us and have given us an excellent review of your experience!! We look forward to seeing you back again and again :-) Kindest regards, The Coffee House Team. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The coffee shop is lovely. I had heard they do a choice of gluten free cakes so I wanted to have a treat. I asked what was gluten free and she thought it was the lemon drizzle cake but said she hadn't been told. It was horrible. I wish I had asked for a refund but it was busy so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
S Y, Owner at The Coffee House, responded to this review

We are of always disappointed when we receive a review such as this. While we had enough staff on Saturday morning there was a surge of customers which caused our service to dip for a period of time. We do do our best to provide a range of gluten free cakes although they can be popular and sometimes the selection... More 

Athens, Greece
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Very nice coffee shop in the middle of Aberdeen, maybe can be the best and quiet in the city. Very nice and fresh coffee and sweets, about the small food during a city break it was great. Nothing bad in this coffee shop, everything perfect from the ingredients they use until the girls was running the coffee shop. Very friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
S Y, Owner at The Coffee House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed visiting The Coffee House! It is our wish that every customer is as satisfied as you were :-) More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Honestly this place was average. Nice interior decoration. Lot so food on the menu as well as drinks. I got the carrot and ginger soup but it had no taste of ginger in it. Mostly blended carrot. Also had the beef tomato, beetroot chutney and horseradish sandwich... It was nice but the chutney and horseradish don't go together at all.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
S Y, Owner at The Coffee House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We always want our customers to be satisfied fully with their choice of sandwich and any other items and we are always willing to refund or do an exchange when necessary. It is also possible to request the sandwich fillings to be adjusted to your own taste when your order is taken. You may even... More 

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had Lunch here and I loved the cozy athmosphere. Excellent sandwhiches and daily soup. I will live to come back one day.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
S Y, Owner at The Coffee House, responded to this review

Delighted that you enjoyed the atmosphere, soups and sandwiches at The Coffee House. We also hope you manage to return day :-) More 

Laurencekirk
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a lovely wee coffee house in a wee back lane, the windows and doors are painted a lovely colour and they have hanging baskets, which must be lovely in the summer time. The interior is lovely and light and fresh with pine coloured wooden furniture and floor and lovely coloured cushions on the seats. The serving area is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
S Y, Owner at The Coffee House, responded to this review

We very much appreciate the time you spent giving a great and detailed review of The Coffee House. We do our best to provide the best food, drinks and service we can and will strive to continue doing so in the future. Thanks again - The Coffee House Team. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We have lunched here before, and always enjoyed it and usually at 12.15 the place is mobbed,but this time it was nearly empty. We had the soup and sandwich combo which is good value. I had the split pea and herself had beetroot and tomato which she declared excellent. We both had the Brie sandwich with caramelised onions-delicious. The staff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
S Y, Owner at The Coffee House, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoy visiting The Coffee House. When Christmas festivities finish we generally experience a quiet spell. We are however surprised about your comment regarding the lack of engagement by the staff and suspect this was a one off experience. If you have a moment when you next come by please do discuss this with... More 

Travelers who viewed The Coffee House also viewed

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
 
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
 

Been to The Coffee House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Gaelic Lane, Aberdeen AB10 1JF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 478621

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 9
  • Cuisine: Café, Coffee Shop

Description

We are an independent lunchtime destination serving well priced freshly made soup and sandwiches from same day baked organic bread using local ingredients and quality ingredients where the filling is not local. Our soups are made on the premises same day as are all our cakes. Our coffee is roasted locally (one street away) and we don't use preservatives. We aim to provide quality and taste with a smile. Do come try us. We look forward to seeing you. The Coffee House Team.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Coffee House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?