The 8 best cafes to visit with the family in Aberdeen

Schools have been closed for several weeks now and, let’s face it, it can be difficult to find hobbies that will keep the whole family entertained.

Although there are a number of scenic parks, attractions and activity centers in the city, there is one thing that everyone would definitely enjoy: enjoying good food.

The following cafes are perfect for parents who need a little time away from home, but also need plenty of food and drink for the kids.

Whether they love savory foods like bagels, soups, or burgers, or prefer sweet treats, you’re sure to find several restaurants to visit in this list.

Joe’s cafe

If I had to recommend one thing for people young and old to order at Jojo’s Coffee Shop, it’s the cafe’s chocolate fondue.

Featuring luxurious Belgian chocolate served with a chocolate brownie, banana bread, marshmallows, hot Belgian waffles and fresh fruit, the menu is not only tasty, but also fun to eat.

Just make sure you have towels handy…

24-28 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1JH

Tree Corner Cafe

Does anyone in your family have any allergens they need to be wary of? Well, you’re in luck, because Corner Tree Cafe caters to vegans as well as those with gluten intolerance.

Serving brunch, lunch and afternoon tea, it’s a great stop for all ages.

There’s even a kids’ menu with several sandwiches and stacks of pancakes, with toppings like Nutella, maple syrup, fresh fruit, and bacon.

3 Whitehall Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2PP

Coffee 100

If you or your loved ones already crave breakfast at particular times of the day, then Cafe 100 will become your new go-to restaurant.

Known locally for its delicious all-day breakfasts, the dishes won’t disappoint even the pickiest of eaters.

The company’s full breakfast includes two pieces of grilled bacon, two fried beef and pork sausages, fried egg grilled tomato, potato scone, hash browns, mushrooms and blood sausage black with Heinz beans and buttered toast.

100 Holburn Street, Mannofield, Aberdeen, AB10 6BY


The Cup’s menu is one of the most impressive in the city when it comes to its varied offer for adults and children. You will be spoiled for choice.

A snack for children, a chocolate fondue and a “kiddie board” consisting of orange juice, mini cereals, Nutella pancake and a mini roll of bacon are some of the dishes available for the little ones .

Not only that, but the menu also offers a number of brekkie boards.

9 Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JG

Tartan Pig Cafe

The Tartan Pig Coffee House is perfect for the sweet tooth. If you fall into this category and my listicle encourages you to visit, then you can thank me later.

Brownies, blondies, scones, croissants, cakes, cupcakes and muffins are just some of the products the team prepares daily for the enjoyment of customers.

There are also smoothies, milkshakes and plenty of coffees to choose from.

34 Hollybank Square, Aberdeen, AB11 6XS

View of Kirk

One of my favorite family-friendly cafes in Aberdeen is Kirk View, which recently moved to a new downtown location.

If you and your family love tapas style food then this restaurant will be right up your street.

Oh, and they serve plenty of cocktails, beers, gins and wines for adults…

47 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1JS

The Highlander Cafe Bus

A unique experience awaits you and your loved ones at the Highlander Cafe Bus. Why, you might ask? The clue is in the name.

Yes, you guessed it, you can enjoy a variety of tasty food inside a bus on Aberdeen’s waterfront.

Not only is the view something to enjoy, but the food and drink has also received great reviews from guests since the company was founded.

Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen, AB11 5DN


Cafes for families are obviously spread throughout the city. If you are in the Cults area, then Blether should be on your list of places to stop.

Although there are plenty of sweet and savory items to sample, I highly recommend opting for a scone.

Flavors have included pomegranate and orange, apple and strawberry, pineapple and coconut, rhubarb and strawberry, cheese, raspberry and peach and blueberry.

371 North Deeside Road, Cults, Aberdeen, AB15 9SX

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Richard Dement

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