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Cafe, British, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This spot is great for coffee and pizza scones! Had a great time visiting from NYC and will definitely be back! The staff was lovely and very accommodating to all of my dietary restrictions. They even have gluten free pastries!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

This is one of best coffee shops I have known. It's such a shame that it's taken me 72 years to discover it. Great coffee and delicious food. The bacon rolls are gigantic.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024 via mobile

A favourite place for a coffee when in Banchory. Not disappointed this time. Friendly welcome lots of choice . Lovely coffee and cake.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 November 2023

This is the second time we've been here. It's a lovely clean coffee house with lovely food to offer. Last time I had the venison burger which came with a pasta salad. My husband I think had a brie burger again with the pasta salad....Both burgers were so tasty as was the pasta. Today, the venison burger was still on offer but I spied stovies with beetroot and oatcakes. Proper. My husband had the chicken fajita, cheese and pesto ciabatta. I tasted the ciabatta. Lovely and then you got the taste of pesto coming through. Also with a salad and beetroot. My stovies were so tasty and the beetroot was lovely as well. Served with a glass of milk. So Scottish!! Dave and Louise, AberdeenMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast at The Ride cafe. Lovely food and attentive staff. We will definitely be back when we visit Banchory again.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023 via mobile

First time visiting and will definitely be back. Super friendly staff. Lovely choice of light snacks and traybakes to die for. Added bonus it’s dog friendly - they got a wee treat too.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

We were in search of a dog friendly place for Saturday lunch… our first time and loved it! 2 toasted sandwiches and a sausage nibble for Nellie (our 4 month old cockapoo)…Gillian great to see you thank you for making our first time so great!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

What a super breakfast dining experience we had at Ride Cafe. Not only was the food great ; freshly prepared, nicely presented and just the right amount, but the service was excellent. We were a group of seven and our every request (sauce on the...side!) was accommodated with a big smile. Efficient, friendly and tasty. What more do you need! Go try it.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Friendly, helpful staff who accommodated a large group of us with no dramas. Great coffee, fabulous breakfast- can highly recommend the californian eggs! Bonus of treating myself to some new socks on the way out! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

Usually enjoy the food and service at Ride (except for the once when a server held my cup by putting their thumb on the rim and their fingers underneath, but ho hum!!) However yesterday lunchtime, when they were admittedly very busy, my burger was definitely...not quite right. I suspect it, or the bacon, or both, had been cooked in the microwave and maybe just popped on the griddle to make the bacon look fried, the burger hadn't been browned. I was disappointed, as its usually great, and we had an important appointment to get to, so couldn't hang around to discuss I'll stick to the food i know in futureMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Ride Coffee House, Owner at Ride Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2023

Really sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your burger... We're not entirely sure why this could have been, but we can categorically confirm that no burger, nor bacon goes anywhere near a microwave before serving! As you point out, this is not normal for us....More

Reviewed 26 August 2023

Lovely café, clean and comfortable. Great pancakes and rolls, good coffee and smoothies too. Tasty looking slices and cakes - but didn't get to sample. Very friendly staff and prompt service!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

Stopped here whilst cycling the Deeside Way and was really looking forward to it. It didn't disappoint. Friendly, helpful staff, delicious coffee , yummy cheese scone and the carrot cake was amazing too. Lots of space for parking the bikes which always makes me happy....Highly recommend it !More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 15 August 2023

Love this cafe! Really friendly staff and a great selection of food. My favourite is always a black pudding and pork sausage roll with salad.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023

Brilliant wee cafe- the staff are both cheerful & helpful. The carrot cake scores 10/10 - and I have had a lot of carrot cakes over the years , They serve excellent coffees & light lunches. There’s good seating for groups,couples, and individuals both outside...and in.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023

Wonderful coffee, lovely vegan options and great service. Super dog friendly (very accommodating and kind to our 55kg Bernese Mountain Dog!) Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Hi Susan - Yes, we love dogs! There is no designated area. Whilst perhaps not ‘roaming’ everywhere, they can certainly sit anywhere with their owners!
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Ride Coffee House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5