Monday, 25 May 2015

Banchory || Birdhouse Cafe

Birdhouse Cafe Banchory

Whenever I have a Sunday off work, I try to make some sort of hillwalking plan with Scott. We usually go up Bennachie, but my mum suggested Scolty Hill in Banchory, so this weekend we decided to give it a go. We went to the Birdhouse Cafe on the High Street in Banchory for a bite to eat first. 

Birdhouse Cafe Banchory

The Birdhouse Cafe is a small, kitsch cafe with lots of cute little decorations. There was of course, a small birdhouse outside the door of the cafe, with little bird ornaments inside. The menus have a Tin Tin comic on the front which was a lovely touch. There are a selection of breakfast options, sandwiches, coffees, teas and hot chocolates. Obviously, there were also plenty of cakes and muffins to choose from at the counter!

Birdhouse Cafe Banchory

Although there were only two veggie sandwiches on the menu, most of the options could easily be made into a veggie version without much hassle, which is always nice to see. I chose the Mozzarella, Tomato and Pesto sandwich - toasted, obviously! I also had a Mocha and Scott had a Hot Chocolate, both of which were made from real chocolate. They took a little longer than a standard coffee to come, which is expected when real chocolate is involved.

Birdhouse Cafe Banchory

The sandwiches came with a side salad and crisps, making it a hearty portion. I could of happily stopped there, but since we are seldom in Banchory, cake is obviously a must! I originally had my eye on a Raspberry and White Chocolate cake slice, but when Scott went for the Peanut Butter and Chocolate M&M slice, I changed my mind last minute and got the same. We definitely could have shared one slice of cake, but they both got eaten never less!

Birdhouse Cafe Banchory

The main thing that made the Birdhouse Cafe stand out from any other cafe I've been to was the atmosphere. The staff were all extremely cheery and chatty, but what struck me was how many regulars came in. It seemed like every second person was a regular, stopping to chat for a few minutes with the staff while they got their order. I don't think I've been in a cafe where it's been so obvious that there are regulars, who the staff recognise and catch up with. It gave the cafe a lovely touch, making the already warm atmosphere positivly glow.

Have you ever visited the Birdhouse Cafe? What did you have?

Banana Beauty



  1. Looks like you had a fabulous day and some fabulous food! I'm very jealous :)

    Shannon xx |

    1. Yeah it was amazing! I need to make another trip to Banchory to eat there again!



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