We live only 20 minutes away and have become regulars to Rocksalt and Snails. This is a tip top places for a fine lunch that offers both the usual and the less usual. We try and go as often as we can but sadly the secret is out and more and more folks are discovering this hidden secret in the heart of Deeside. They do one of the smoothest lattes in the North East. The team are fab and will always do their best to find you a seat. A super wee eatery and far outstrips the other more traditional places in Ballater.