Cafés & Coffee Shops

Braemar Mountain Sports Ltd. The Bothy

The Bothy Ballater (open 7 days a week) provides a warm friendly welcome and high quality ingredients in our breakfast, lunch and home baking selections, catering for a range of dietary requirements and offering both eat in and take away.

On chilly days warm up with a great cuppa by our cosy woodstove, while you read the papers or benefit from our free Wi-Fi – or browse in our Outdoor store which can be accessed through The Bothy.

Whether you are here on holiday or simply passing through, you will always be made welcome at The Bothy.

Braemar Mountain Sports Ltd. The Bothy
43 Bridge Street

AB35 5QD

01339 755191


The Auld Kirk Coffee Lounge

The Auld Kirk is a fine example of an early Victorian Scottish Free Church building. Constructed from local granite it sits on the western edge of the historic village of Ballater, looking onto Craigendarroch (the hill of oaks). Housing a comfortable and stylish coffee lounge it is a great place to stop for a morning coffee, meet friends for a light lunch or linger over an indulgent afternoon tea. We also offer comfortable accommodation with en-suite facilities, with 7  well-appointed guest bedrooms. An ideal place to stay for a quick stopover or a short stay to explore the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

The Auld Kirk Coffee Lounge
31 Braemar Road
AB35 5RQ

01339 755762

The Keiller Brasserie and Lounge

The popular Keiller Brasserie and Lounge are named after the Keillers of Dundee who built the main house in 1891. They form part of the facilities for Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch, just outside Ballater. Savour traditional and modern cuisine, uniquely prepared with delicious ingredients in relaxed comfort and elegance.

Specialty Coffee, Handmade Cakes & Pastries, Lite Bites & Nibbles, Hearty Sandwiches, Salmon & Savoury Grills, Delicious Desserts, Steak Nights and Sunday Lunches. Reservations are essential, our facilities come highly acclaimed by our guests. We hope you will have the opportunity to join us. Open to non-residents year round, serving daily 8am – 9pm.

Hilton Grand Vacations

Braemar Road
AB35 5XA

01339 755858