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The Old Bakery

Mar Road | Ballater, Braemar AB35 5YW, Scotland
+44 1339 741415
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Jun 29, 2017
“Coffee was a let down”
Aug 2, 2016
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Cafe, British, Scottish
Mar Road | Ballater, Braemar AB35 5YW, Scotland
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Reviewed September 8, 2015

Fantastic food and even better company. This staff of the old bakery are absolutely lovely and I could have chatted to them for ours. The coffee is delicious and the food is simple but oh so good. Perfect place for a light lunch or a...More

3  Thank Shmollie
Reviewed September 6, 2015

Dropped in for a coffee stop when on a tour of the Highlands. Prompt service with a good selection of drinks and cakes. Found parking easy, although only 45 mins allowed at the roadside, so be careful if you are thinking of having a meal.

1  Thank Mick S
Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

We are in Braemar for the gathering and we found this quaint little tea room The food is beautifully cooked and reasonably priced unlike other places in the village Well done we will return

3  Thank courtneywalsh
Reviewed August 31, 2015

On a Sunny day in Braemar, with Ballater Pipe Band playing old favourites just across the road, what a lovely place to go for a cup of tea and a scone (or as we say in these parts, oor efterneen flycup). We sat in the...More

1  Thank Strandedquine
Reviewed August 28, 2015

We were passing through Braemar and looking for a coffee place when we popped into this place. Friendly enough but the latte coffee is obviously from a machine and was most definitely not a latte as we know it. We tried a piece of carrot...More

Thank holland21
Reviewed August 24, 2015

Visited here during our recent trip to Braemar, had lunch and tea and homemade scones which was lovely. Staff very friendly and efficient.

2  Thank pepsiscotland
Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Old Bakery is on the main street although the entrance is just off the street. It is a very pleasant place to have coffee and the service when we visited was friendly and prompt.

1  Thank jerryattrick
Reviewed July 4, 2015

Called in for lunch I chose a cheese and tomato toastie when it arrived I had been given cheese and ham it was nice although I would have preferred the cheese with tomato my three companions were all happy with their lunch

1  Thank 70ish
Reviewed June 22, 2015

Stopped off for lunch on our way through Braemar. Food was good, and the service also. Was astonished to find, when we went to pay after the meal, that they did not accept cards, only cash. SHOULD HAVE BEEN MADE CLEAR BEFORE WE ORDERED. As...More

Thank kemp42
Graeme M, Manager at The Old Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2015

I must apologise for the inconvenience caused by the cash only policy. The main reason for this policy is the banks and card machine providers charges, particularly for those bills under £10. Until recently we had a printed sign on the counter detailing the cash...More

Reviewed June 19, 2015

Stopped off for lunch on our way through Braemar. Food was good, and the service also. Was astonished to find, when we went to pay after the meal, that they did not accept cards, only cash. SHOULD HAVE BEEN MADE CLEAR BEFORE WE ORDERED. As...More

Thank kemp42
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May 26, 2017|
Response from Lorraine J |
The old bakery closed last September sorry x
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $11
Cafe, British, Scottish
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mar Road | Ballater, Braemar AB35 5YW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Braemar
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 741415
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A family run coffee house and restaurant servicing locally sourced ingredients for Traditional Scottish and Authentic Italian Cuisine.
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