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Sand Dollar Cafe

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Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free
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2 Beach Esplande, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, Scotland
+44 1224 572288
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Today
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Tue 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a nice lunch last week, great menu & wide selection - the 'breakfasts' are excellent!! Very busy wee place but worth the wait. Good value lunches.

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Thank susan2909
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Small Scottish breakfast and vegetarian breakfast were fantastic. The double shot of coffee I found to be very strong😩

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Thank Colin H
Birmingham
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We always go to the Sand Dollar for breakfast when we are in Aberdeen. We had two veggie breakfasts and my 4yo had scrambled eggs and toast. Its not the cheapest but everything is very well made. The veggie breakfast contained two veg sausages, cherry tomatoes, hashed potatoes crispy and delicious, grilled courgettes, eggs and toast. My daughters scrambled eggs... More 

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Thank NNABham
Aberdeen
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242 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed breakfast here - lovely menu with lots of variety. I opted for the pancakes with bacon and maple syrup which were very tasty. The only fault was that the coffee ordered with them didn't arrive and had to be requested. Friends enjoyed porridge which looked good, albeit pricey. Definitely one of the best cafes on the front.

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Thank AbClare
North of Scotland
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whilst staying at a nearby hotel my husband and I decided after a long lie in to try the Sand Dollar Cafe for brunch. We got a table by the window with a great view looking out towards the sea. The menu was encouraging as it had plenty of vegetarian options and I found myself not knowing quite what to... More 

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Thank Ann D
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Sand Dollar Cafe for Sunday Lunch, it was very busy but we were taken to a table straight away even though there was a small queue, service was quick and efficient our order was taken fairly quickly just enough time to browse the extensive menu, and the waitress explained the specials board as well, we only had... More 

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Thank Janice R
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went this time for scallops and black pudding and they were nicely cooked; the Cajun chicken cesar salad was quite good as well. Loved the availability of more alcoholic drinks than before, including the Negra Modelo dark beer. Had a well accomplished crema catalana and was happy to see staff respond quickly when we complained about the too strong capuccinos.

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Thank GrisyGer
Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here for lunch a few months ago and had a very pleasant experience! Food was brilliant, staff were lovely! Couldn't have asked for better!

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Thank ATravellingMusician
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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429 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another lovely breakfast at the Sand Dollar, great coffee, quality ingredients and the benefit of an outside table on Aberdeen's hottest day of the year (so far!)

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Thank MLW28
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sand Dollar is a very good breakfast spot. I ordered the full break with scrambled eggs and black pudding, A large 'The Works' Hot Chocolate and a fine brownie piece for later. Customer Service is nice enough, wearing black and white uniforms which create unity with walls and tables. Food is stunning and doesn't taste like a normal slap... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:00 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
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
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.

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