Aberdeen | 10 Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in the City

Breakfast, brunch, whatever you want to call it, the Granite City is not short on eateries to kickstart your morning. Whether you're looking to sip mimosas with the girls at the weekend, or just need to be drip fed coffee whilst you slowly come to life before work, you'll find somewhere in this selection of the best breakfast and brunch spots in Aberdeen.

Turkish eggs - Brunch at The Craftsman Aberdeen

1. The Craftsman Company - First up, the best Turkish eggs in town - poached eggs, with Greek yoghurt and chorizo oil, and the most delicious toast to mop it all up! The Craftsman Company is handily located in the city centre, just across from Union Square, and is a lovely setting for a spot of brunch any day of the week. I hear good things about their pancakes, and the bacon and eggs get the thumbs up from Gordon. The breakfast mar-tea-ni comes highly recommended too!

2 Guild Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6NE.

2. Bonobo Cafe - This vegan cafe serves the best matcha lattes in town, in my opinion. Bonobo offer a plant based, and healthy sounding, breakfast menu featuring the likes of tofu benny and breakfast bata - a seitan bacon ciabatta sandwich. I love sitting out in their garden space, and then there's Mickey, the resident cat. What more could you want?

73-75 Skene Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1QD.

Fried chicken and waffles at Brewdog Aberdeen

3. Brewdog Castlegate - Brewdog are slowly taking over Aberdeen but with brunch dishes like this, I'm okay with that. These guys do a mean full breakfast, known as the Haystack. It gets a 10 out of 10 from Gordon who orders it every time! They even do a veggie or vegan version. For me though, it's all about the fried chicken and waffles - I can't get enough of that maple syrup and hot sauce combo. Brunch is served every Saturday & Sunday, and also available at their Union Square branch.

5-9 Union Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5BU.

4. The Tippling House - Every Saturday, The Tippling House host a champagne bottomless brunch at their Belmont Street cocktail bar. For £35 you can choose from a selection of brunch dishes, including breakfast poutine and V.rench toast, and enjoy free refills of champagne over 90 minutes. Now that's how you start a weekend!

4 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1JE.

A white plate with a croissant, bacon and scrambled eggs on it. In the background is a Full Scottish breakfast at the Pier in Aberdeen

5. The Pier - A perfect early morning choice. If you fancy heading to the beach and soaking up the good vibes, and occasional sun, the Pier opens at 8.30am every day. Here you'll find a full Scottish breakfast for £9.95, or ultimate version for £15.95. Veggie, vegan and gluten free options are also available, but for me it's all about the bacon and egg croissant. Sister restaurants the Corner Tree Cafe and dog friendly Cahe Ahoy! are also popular brunch haunts if you find yourself closer to the city centre.

The Beach Esplanade, Aberdeen, AB24 5NS

6. Figment - Open Wednesday - Sunday, this bright and airy cafe has a proper community feel and is a coffee lover's dream. Figment roast their own ethically sourced beans on site, and their baristas will be happy to talk you through the options. Brunch dishes include sourdough toast with a plethora of toppings, and various breakfast buns, but it's the cinnamon spiced porridge brulee that's calling my name!

70 Countesswells Road, Aberdeen, AB15 7YJ.

Bacon Naan at the Long Dog Cafe Aberdeen

7. The Long Dog Café - Bacon naans and all the dogs, what more could you want? Breakfast is served all day at The Long Dog Café, with a fairly simple yet delicious menu. If you're not in the mood for the bacon naan bread, you can choose from bagels or smashed avocado. And if you have a sweet tooth you'll want to get in on the freak shake action!

66 Claremont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 6QY.

8. Second Home Studio & Cafe - The new kid on the block, not for profit Second Home, is a cafe and studio aiming to make art more accessible, and dare I say gaining a bit of a cult following in the process. Recently relocating to the ground floor of The Gym, they have a lovely garden space and are dog friendly too. Breakfast bagels, apple crumble pancakes and chai spiced banana bread are the stand outs on their brunch menu for me.

The Gym, 39 Huntly Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1TJ.

Superfood granola pancakes at Foodstory Aberdeen

9. Foodstory Café - For healthy meat free vibes, get yourself down to Foodstory. Their granola pancakes are an absolute treat! They also do porridge with a variety of toppings, and the sourdough French toast with caramelised banana and candied pecans sound divine. Alternatively, hit up the Foodstory beach hut down at the Fittie (Footdee) end of the beach for coffee and cinnamon buns!

13-15 Thistle Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1XZ.

10. Parx Cafe - A bit of a local gem, over on Rubislaw Terrace, is Parx cafe. Another great spot for the early birds, open from 8am most days, Parx serve up an array of breakfast dishes using locally sourced products such as Rora Dairy yoghurt and Katy's eggs. Think pancakes, waffles, avocado on toast, and the epic sounding all day burrito!

19A Rubislaw Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 1XE.

There we have it - I hope this helps you next time you need to hunt out a good breakfast in Aberdeen.
If there's anywhere else you think deserves a spot on this list, let me know in the comments below!

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