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40 St. Swithin Street, Aberdeen, Scotland
01224 200012
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I have used this place a few times. I enjoy the latte and the nice cakes they serve. If the weather is warm and sunny, being outside is even better.

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Thank John M
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681 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Slightly pretentious deli cafe in Aberdeens west end. Popular with middle class mums and trendy couples. Food is high quality and uses fresh produce but can lack in flavour. Venue is nice and bright and can get busy so recommend booking a table in advance if going for something special. Staff are friendly.

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Thank Sarah D
Banchory, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Came back here to visit an old favourite from when we lived closer. Caf now called Coppa. Looked nice when entering. Cake selection not anything like before where the muffins especially were lovely. Cakes looked very industrial and I later spotted the Costco containers and bags of rolls etc. Asked for smaller pieces of cake for kids which we did... More 

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Thank meco62
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Recently changed hands, service very slow, baking now looks like it is bought in from mass producer...not recommended

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Thank drmz3
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Lovely coffee here, not bitter or too strong but not watery either. Very nice taste. Just right. I really like this place. Staff very friendly. Better when it's quiet due to noise levels.

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Thank Reja G
Aberdeen
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266 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Went here as our usual haunt was packed out. Wished we hadn't bothered. The place was deserted, service was unenthusiastic and the quality of the overpriced cakes was disappointing. Shame - it was good a few years ago.

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Thank AbClare
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

This isn't really a restaurant, but rather a snacking place. It is quirky and the food is interesting (as in the name!). Nice for a little snack. Nice for a coffee with friends.

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Thank lebarail
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Had lunch today in a totally uninspiring atmosphere, with a pathetic sandwich that took ages to arrive! Kids toasties were done in bags, in a toaster, they served floppy toast with sweaty cheese! Yuck! My sandwich a thick seeded roll with tuna and cucumber was served with a sad salad, fresh but whatever, I can do that at home! No... More 

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Thank Missscottish
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

No longer Rocksalt this café has changed hands, is now called Coppa Coffee, and appears to be struggling. What used to be the best café in the area now lacks good food, atmosphere and more importantly clients. I went in at 0915 a couple of weeks ago, ordered a coffee only to be told the machine wasn't hot yet...I then... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Neil Massie really nailed this place as a West End Venue,Starting with his Delicatesaan, followed by his Brilliant Cafiteria and Barista Bar,Followed by His Hands on Instant Deli Lunches, BY ME!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 St. Swithin Street, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: 01224 200012

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?