• The Highlanders Bakehouse

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. Eatery offering at lease three vegan options on the menu at any time (menu changes often). Business avoids single-use plastics and focuses on refills and packaging-free items. Sources local ingredients where possible. Open Tue-Sun 08:00-18:00. Closed Mon.

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6 Reviews

First Review by KarlScott


Points +22

02 Nov 2022

Delicious vegan food - especially considering the area

In the Highlands there seems to be a lack of vegan food so we were pleasantly surprised to find vegan pancakes, biscoff cinnamon buns, a vegan burger and soup on the menu. Whilst it's only a few items it's a whole lot more than other places we came across, and everything was delicious!

Pros: Vegan options, Delicious baked goods, Nice coffee

Cons: Small seating area, Could have more vegan options (obviously!)



Points +170

01 Nov 2022

Cute! (and delicious)

Nice quirky place with multiple vegan options (burger, soup, pankaces, baked goods, ...).

It's run by a nice family and there was a long line for take-away as well.


Points +304

20 Apr 2022

I love this place!

We have visited twice now and it’s just delicious they don’t have a huge menu but there are a couple of vegan things and they are delicious!


Points +373

09 May 2021

Fresh baked bread and coffee, with sustainable shop & dry goods re-fill

Located next to Balmoral, this wee cafe and shop is a fantastic place to get coffee, fresh baked bread and to stop for lunch. They have a changeable menu which includes breakfast (usually pancakes make it on the menu) and lunches (which usually include some veggie burger or soup option). When they are fully open, they also operate like a little shop and carry sustainable cleaning products, soaps and local goods. They also do a dry goods re-fill which has chickpeas, lentils and the works!

Pros: Very inexpensive, Great bread, Shop with environmentally friendly products

Cons: Not many vegan pastry options


Points +105

04 Jan 2020

Cute and cosy in the cairngorms

A really nice wee lunch and coffee stop just along from the picturesque town of Ballater. Although not labelled as vegan, the small menu did have vegan options as confirmed by friendly staff. Did not disappoint- I had sweet potato mash on toast (odd but nice combo!) that was full of flavour and an oat milk latte. Also had lots of sustainable products available to buy as well as bread, jams etc. Lovely and will be back!


Points +81

07 Nov 2019

In the shadow of balmoral castle

This used to be a honesty box on the side of the road selling Scotland’s best bread, today I was delighted to see a cafe has taken it’s place, and what a cafe, local sourced ingredients, refillable and package free goods and a expanding vegan menu, fantastic!
Oh and still selling Scotland’s best baked products!

Pros: Interesting changing menu, Not just food, Warm welcome

Cons: Limited indoor seating

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