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Books and Beans


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$5 - US$10
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British, Soups, International, Healthy
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with family for afternoon drink and cake. The kids enjoyed pancakes, and we had salted caramel tart and lemon drizzle cake. All were very nice. The best thing about the cafe was that their drinks were Fairtrade! They also seemed to have a good...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank New_Ashburnian
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my children and our family dog and we were all made very welcome including a drink and treat for our dog. Lovely homemade soup served with great bread. Lovely sandwiches and if you still have space great muffins. You can also browse and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Digzer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pre theatre lunch. Home made soups are always good and often unusual flavours to try. Sandwiches also have a variety of fillings on offer. Add to that all the books to browse and you have to be careful you don’t forget the time!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank cathpa2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Courgette and coconut soup piqued my curiousity and it was deeeelicious! Along with a tuna salad roll, this mega lunch kept me fully fuelled. Great food, friendly staff. Life is good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DEH65
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to go if you love being surrounded by books. It has 2 floors and we went upstairs which was slightly bigger. Lovely staff and great coffee

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nuitt
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Fantastic lunch food in a great atmosphere, you sit right among the bookshelves. Great for a quick lunch or study session

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Molly E
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Went here for lunch from work one day. It’s a very efficiently run cafe. Very friendly too. Upstairs there are more tables and even mor interesting lots of 2nd hand books for sale. Nice place for locals and tourists alike. 👍🏻

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Vicki330
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I love this place, its quirky and unusual with great coffee and some pretty good food choices. I met a friend here on a mid-week morning and it was busy but the staff were un-phased and the service was still good and the quality of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sylvia S
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We visited in an afternoon for a welcome shopping break and coffee and scones. The staff are super friendly. The scone was huge so we actually shared it and it was absolutely delicious! it was all taken to the table for us with our fresh...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank holibobin
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Easy quich lunch of fresh tasty food, if you are upstairs you can browse the books while you eat at the table

Date of visit: August 2018
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18 April 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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