Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A Ginger In Aberdeen: Cup Café

Anyone who knows me will easily be able to tell you how much I love food and that I spend a good 90% of the day complaining that I'm hungry. I've been thinking of having a blog section dedicated to cafes and restaurants in my local town, but I'm still a little embarrassed about whapping out my phone and taking photos of my food in front of everyone. Sure, it's acceptable on holiday, but I feel like it's still a little weird here.

One of my favourite cafés in Aberdeen has to be Cup, on Little Belmont Street. From the kitsch decor (I get extremely jealous when someone has a fancier teapot than myself), to the huge array of tea flavours, Cup ticks all the boxes in the "adorable" category. I'm a bit of a sucker for flavoured tea and the newish addition of flowering tea just about had me widdling with excitement. 

One of the walls has a massive mural of the world on it in blue and white, which I tried to take a sly photo of, but ended up with a blurry mess. The wall with the door is full of tea inspired quotes in frames, I don't think I've even read them all yet! The toilets have an Alice In Wonderland theme going on with quotes on the walls, as well as a little guest book that seems to be almost exclusively children's notes, it's a nice little read.

Cup offers everything you expect a café to, waffles to afternoon tea, panini's to tiny macaroons and, as mentioned before, SO MUCH TEA! They even have little tester tea that you can try a few sips of, as well as a massive fishbowl style container of lemon water. All of this is reasonably priced and as you can see from the photo above, it's a hearty portion! On the left I have a "Little Veggie Breakfast" as I learned my lesson last time when I bought the full sized veggie breakfast and almost had to be rolled out of the vicinity. Then we have a panini, which comes with salad, a taster soup and tortilla chips. On my last visit I couldn't resist the strawberry and cream waffles and my mum had the lemon meringue pie.

As a vegetarian, I sometimes find it hard to find cafés that offer more than just plain ol' cheese and tomato/onion, so I'm delighted at the many options Cup has! My favourite lunch is a Port Salut and Basil Mayo panini and maybe a cheeky scone with cream and jam. There's also a refried bean and guacamole option that I'm tempted to try next time, just to mix things up a bit! 

Although it can be busy at times, if you can snag a seat I would highly recommend visiting Cup. I also hear that it's amazing for hungover breakfasts - Cheers for that tip Erin ;)



  1. Shame I'm not in Aberdeen. It looks delicious! :)

  2. I live in Aberdeen too but I don't think I've ever seen this place before - I'll have to hunt it out!


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