Bonobo Cafe

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73-75 Skene St, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB10 1QD

Est. Apr 2017 a workers' cooperative cafe offering food and hosting outreach and social events. Previously doing pop-ups. Specialties include tofuiche (tofu based quiche), cornish pasties, pastry rolls and raw cakes. Open Tue-Thu 8:30am-5:30pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am-7:00pm, Sun 11:00am-5:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Raw, Western, Fast food, Take-out, British, European

23 Reviews

First Review by GrahamGarioch

Cosy - Edit

Really cosy cafe with delicious food. We had some amazing cakes and wraps. Would definitely go back there.

Pros: Awesome sitting space inside and outside, Cheap

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Delicious and Friendly Service - Edit

Love the dessert options and the menu. We came here for breakfast and had a good experience. I had waffles with jam and whipped cream — so scrumptious! The hubby had simple porridge, but he enjoyed it, and we were happy with the dining experience. Friendly service as well.

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Wonderful - Edit

Homely and relaxed cafe with the most beautiful rooftop garden. Staff are extremely welcoming and the food is delightful. Great menu with new specials on daily. Excellent coffee, without a doubt the best in Aberdeen. Wide drinks menu. Their deluxe hot chocolate is not to be missed. Delicious fresh cakes. Most of the food is organic and everything is homemade. Bonobo cannot be faulted.

Pros: Fresh, organic food, Friendly staff, Homely atmosphere

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Absolutely Delicious! - Edit

So pleased to have found this great little spot for a takeaway meal. Interesting flavours and a vibrant, varied menu - try the veggie haggis sandwich! Staff were friendly and welcoming.

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Great vegan place - Edit

My favourite vegan cafè in Aberdeen, the menu varies, and there's always good coffee, great atmosphere and lovely staff.

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The best vegan place in Aberdeen - Edit

Excellent food (and great coffees with oat milk), lovely chilled vibe - highly recommended!

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Lovely little cafe with love staff and yummy food - Edit

The cafe is lovely with a bit of old school atmosphere. The staff are nice and friendly. There are a few options for breakfast (serve until noon) and lunch. Full Scottish breakfast is recommended. Matcha latte is really nice. There are a few desserts every day, mainly brownies. Personally, I think the brownies/cakes are too sweet, but it depends if you like super sweet cakes or not. :) Generally, worth stopping by or even regular visit on casual days.

Pros: Friendly & attentive staff, Reasonable price

Cons: Limited tables

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perfect - Edit

Lovely little community best food and cakes in Aberdeen love the all day breakfast on sundays, great soups and wraps the roof top terrace is just perfect (if nice weather)

Pros: good vegan food for good price

Cons: small

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Irn Vegn - Edit

Went on whistle stop tour whilst visiting family. Intrigued by the (in my opinion, under utilized) idea of a workers co-op, I decided to plunk for a turmeric latte, cake and a Mac n' cheez lunch whilst the rest of the gang ordered coffees and shared an Oreo cake.

Layout wise, its somewhat eccentric but tidy, with the sense of humble means but the money put in what matters. According to family member, these guys eschewed the banking establishment for direct fundraising. This, along with an unusual business structure, often spells the death knell for a biz back home, but pleased to say Bonobo have pulled it off admirably. Even the outdoor area is complete with upcycled wood pallets that grow herbs and raised beds despite the icy sharp coldness of granite city. No heating in upstairs seating area either, but each seat has a blanket and the warm food does the rest.

And on the food, its pretty good - very wholesome, filling and gobs of homegrown leaves. Cake delightful and flavoursome. Sundays see a reduced menu that focuses on the inventive vegan fry.

Gotta say the coffees for our order came slowly but we were hugely compensated with a take away cake box crammed with goodies and a handwritten apology. Charmed and very thankful, the scots surely do not deserve their reputation for meanness but us nordies sure do!

I wish them much success and very much enjoyed the food and the spirit. It looks like they do exercise classes too, and don't open Mondays. Doggies also welcome which seems to be a popular thing to do in Aberdeen.

Pros: Great Food, Huge quality coffee/tea range , Organic, Vegan

Cons: Popular , No / low heating

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Good food friendly people - Edit

Fantastic to find a thriving Vegan friendly place in Aberdeen. Definitely worth a visit or two.

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Obvious choice when in Aberdeen - Edit

First of all, I am glad there is a place like Bonobo Cafe in Aberdeen. My main critique is that it isn't big enough.
I was there twice this weekend, both times couldn't find a seat inside, leaving me with the freezing terrace outside.
There are prepared sandwiches for take away available; most of the food is cheaper if you order it for take away.
The coffee is great, three different kinds of plant milks, also turmeric and matcha available.
Lots of stuff on the menu.
The first time, I had a Mac'n'Cheese, which was fair in taste and quantity; to be honest though, it won't persuade anyone who is used to real cheese.
The second time, I had a pretty decent cauliflower soup - nothing to criticize there.
Very friendly and helpful staff.
Bonus: They offer ginger shots as well.

Pros: awesome staff, lovely terrace, promote the city of Aberdeen

Cons: not enough seatings inside, vegan cheese not really convincing

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nice - Edit

i only had a quick pop in an thought it was great.

good selection of cakes, drinks and snacks and it was very busy. the food was great just wish i could have tried more. look forward to going back.

Pros: worker owned coop, vegan, staff

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excellent - Edit

wonderful vegan food, beautiful garden and inside seating area.

the best thing about Aberdeen.

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favourite Café - Edit

An absolutely lovely vegan cafe. The photos of the interior don't to it justice at all. It's a very cosy space with a wonderful garden/seating area. Coffee is amazing, full Scottish breakfast is the best, and the scones with clotted 'cream' and jam are to die for. Whether vega or not - I urge everyone to go there!

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favourite place in town - Edit

I absolutely love Bonobo! Food is amazing - fresh and delicious, perfect coffee and some cakes to die for :) Very friendly staff, great atmosphere but be ready to walk away with disappointment during lunch time - Bonobo is rather small... Roof garden is a big bonus (fingers crossed for a good weather to enjoy it).

Pros: Take away options Roof garden card payments

Cons: none

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no longer just a pop-up - Edit

I was pleasantly surprised to visit here today after previously visiting Bonobo when it was a pop-up.

The new location is fantastic, so much attention to detail, and the garden is lovely.

The food is even better. I had the breakfast and some home made kombucha! I was not disappointed!

The staff were very welcoming (especially to my puppy).

I will be going back to try the rest of the menu!

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lovely little gem! - Edit

The whole vibe when you walk in is awesome! The sandwiches are tasty and filling and to be able to order anything and everything on the menu is bliss! The cakes! Omg the cakes! The chocolate banana bread was amazing and the scones with coconut cream and homemade jam! So good we brought more home!

Pros: lovely garden, amazing cakes, super friendly staff

Cons: on hot days a lot of the seating is moved outside

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Lovely all-vegan cafe - Edit

Had the full Scottish breakfast, coffee and cake. Lovely food. Great service. Dog friendly. The garden is great - shame about the weather!!

Pros: all vegan, dog friendly, hot food and cakes, various milk types

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great find - Edit

lovely lovely place! at the moment only on Saturday's but absolutely recommend!!! lovely staff, surroundings & food. and - even better - it's also dog friendly!!!

Pros: entirely vegan menu & dog friendly

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great vegan pop up restaurant - Edit

Cute and down to earth. No pretentious wankery here. Entirely vegan so u can eat anything on the menu. Run by volunteers committed to the cause. Great food,good coffee, great price. Just a down to earth cute place where you can eat vegan food at a good price. Great friendly service.Loved it 5 stars .. Will definitely go back and would definitely recommend

Pros: Everything is vegan

Cons: none

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must go - Edit

I can't recommend this place enough. Wide selection of vegan treats, sweet and savoury. Fantastic service, relaxing atmosphere. You will not be disappointed!

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Aberdeen & Vegan - Edit

Great little popup cafe, (hope they open full time). Awesome to have choice in Aberdeen. Enjoyable food and recommend the cakes, very tasty. Good value with super super friendly staff and customers. Thanks Bonobo.

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great vegan food - Edit

nice relaxing atmosphere. good variety of choices. very welcoming.

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