Aberdeen | 5 Best Brunch Spots in the City

I was really sad to hear recently that Rye & Soda has closed it's doors. They were always the first place I would recommend to anyone for breakfast in the Granite City. It'll be a big miss to many of us! I've been promising to write this article for a while and with the loss of R&S it seems there is no better time - we're all going to need to find a new favourite brunch spot.
I've done the market research (read: eaten my weight in eggs and pancakes) and at last it's here -
The Dinner Stories Guide to Eating Breakfast and Brunch 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 also hear good things about their pancakes, and the bacon and eggs get the thumbs up from Gordon!

£. 2 Guild Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6NE.

The Haystack - brunch at Brewdog Castlegate
Coffee for breakfast at Brewdog Castlegate
Fried chicken and waffles at Brewdog Aberdeen

2. 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.

Siberia Big Bad Brunch Aberdeen
Mimosa at Siberia Big Bad Brunch Aberdeen

3. Siberia Bar & Hotel - I was invited along to the launch of Siberia's Big Bad Brunch and I've got to say it's the perfect place to start your Sunday sesh. The Full Moon (their full Scottish breakfast) will sort you right out, and again they cater for veggies too. Some Toast n Stuff would be my top pick - you can't go wrong with poached eggs and guac on sourdough - even better when it's all washed down with a classic mimosa!

£. 9 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1JR.

Bacon Naan at the Long Dog Cafe Aberdeen
Matcha latte - Brunch at the Long dog cafe Aberdeen
The Valencian - Brunch at the Long dog cafe Aberdeen

4. The Long Dog Café - Bacon naans and all the dogs, what more could you want? Breakfast is served every day until noon 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 toasted sourdough topped with smashed avocado or smoked salmon. My personal favourite however is the Valencian, with fresh tomatoes, olive oil and parma ham. I also love the matcha lattes here but if you've got a sweet tooth you'll want to get in on the freak shake action!

£. 66 Claremont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 6QY.

Aberdeen Brunch Guide - Foodstory
Superfood granola pancakes at Foodstory Aberdeen

5. Foodstory Café - For healthy meat free vibes, get yourself down to Foodstory. Their superfood granola pancakes are an absolute treat topped with yoghurt, homemade nutella and syrup! They also do superfood porridge and a variety of toppings on their house made sourdough. If you want to end your weekend all zen like, I recommend joining their Sunday morning yoga class too!

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

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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