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Books and Beans

22 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JH, Scotland
+44 1224 646438
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“beans” (44 reviews)
“soups” (22 reviews)
“panini” (18 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
22 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JH, Scotland
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Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

It is surprising place. Looks like a shop with books and that creates special atmosphere. Very good coffee with delicious cake and you feel great. You can also order lunch here. Free wifi is available as well. Enjoy!

Thank Katarzyna1
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Books and beans has, until now, been my go-to café whenever I've wanted to meet up with friends for lunch. Unfortunately, due to rising costs it appears that the café has had to increase the menu prices and stop serving coleslaw and crips with their...More

Thank Katherine G
Craig_Aberdeen_1970, Owner at Books and Beans, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Hi Katherine, I'm being a bit lazy and copying a post that I'd put up a few days ago, but it's all true... Thanks for your feedback and disappointed to hear you feel let down. I'd like to say though that we've thought long and...More

Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

I usually go here at lunch time - its a bit pricier than most places for a baked potato but i usually get the same thing every time as its used to be a plate full and a treat through the week. They have changed...More

Thank sally_pops2011
Craig_Aberdeen_1970, Owner at Books and Beans, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2017

Hi Sally, Thanks for your feedback and disappointed to hear you feel let down. I'd like to say though that we've thought long and hard about our menu and the changes we made before putting in place. It's the first change in price we've had...More

Reviewed May 23, 2017

I had 2 large pancakes topped with crispy bacon and thick maple syrup. My wife had warm pancakes with butter. Tea and a cappucino took the bill to around £11 from memory. Friendly service and good value.

Thank Coolhandluc
Reviewed May 22, 2017

4 of us visited Books & Beans for Brunch. 3 of us had Bacon Sandwiches with Cappuccino's & 1 had Coronation Chicken Sandwich & Tea. Good sized portions, friendly staff. tasty Brunch! Nicely garnished. Very reasonably priced & good to see an Independent business doing...More

1  Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed May 16, 2017

This is a nice little place that offers a very casual atmosphere and has loads of different food to choose from and its always to a decent standard. This isn't a "luxury" café experience though and whilst the whole idea is to look quirky, it...More

Thank Rozscottish
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Came upon this place by accident. It looked to be very busy but there are loads of additional tables upstairs. We did not have to wait long to order and food arrived quite quickly despite it being so busy. Lovely fresh food which is brought...More

Thank 120Mairi
Reviewed April 7, 2017

A lovely cafe to stop in for breakfast or lunch. Reasonable prices on all items . Provides gluten free produce as well. Coffee is great! Surrounded by books- on the second floor- a wonderful atmosphere to while away the time sipping on coffee or tea...More

Thank Liilgal78
Reviewed March 23, 2017

No complaints about the food but if you're there for the books, it's a bit cramped and many shelves are behind tables and chairs (often occupied) and it's hard to see the titles or grab what you want off the shelves.

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Went in for a quick lunch. The sandwiches were lovely. A tad expensive for a tin of juice but the food was great so no biggie. Great selection for vegetarians and my partner enjoyed his BLT! Lovely atmosphere and tasty food so will definitely go...More

Thank Olivia W
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April 18, 2016|
Response from Craig_Aberdeen_1970 | Property representative |
Hi there. Just noticed the question here. Your panini should be nice and hot with the cheese (if there is any) melted and gooey. If you ever have something at Books And Beans that you're not happy with please please please... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:45 am - 4:00 pm
7:45 am - 4:30 pm
7:45 am - 4:30 pm
7:45 am - 4:30 pm
7:45 am - 4:30 pm
7:45 am - 4:30 pm
7:45 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 646438
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BOOKS AND BEANS is a quality Coffee Shop bang in the centre of Aberdeen serving all day lunches and snacks, fantastic homemade soups, sandwiches, salads and panini as well as a range of excellent Fair Trade Coffee, Tea & Chocolate. Upstairs we've also got a great 2nd Hand Bookstore and Internet Cafe offering Faxing, Printing and free WIFI.Open 7 Days, 22 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB101JH.
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