The Haven I’d made a flying visit to The Haven just after it first opened. I’d really liked it and made a note to check back soon to try more dishes. Several years later I made it for a lunchtime visit on a recent Thursday.Exterior The cafe is welcomingly quirky with lots of retro detailing. …

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Cafe 52 Springtime snow is always a joy so it was a delight to be engulfed in big flakes on a recent trip to Aberdeen. To avoid the worst of it, we ducked into Cafe 52 on The Green.Cullen skink I was joined today by Cath who was questing for the first time. I recall …

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Olly Bongo’s I remember that MJ took her parents for a light bite at Olly Bongo’s just before her PhD graduation ceremony. They enjoyed it but I don’t remember it exciting in me a need to visit, so I’ve regularly walked past it. Today I popped in to see how it was doing.Soup The brightly …

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Sizzlers My word it was cold in Aberdeen when I disembarked the early train from Edinburgh, the other day. I needed breakfast food and refuge so headed for the nearest likely spot which was just over the road.Exterior Called Sizzlers, it’s essentially a counter takeaway but there’s some informal seating in the back where you …

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Kweilin When the story broke that Nawroz had been taking a fairly relaxed attitude to paying their taxes, I was pretty confident that it would soon close its doors. And so it proved. In its place a restaurant called Kweilin has taken up residence.Exterior As far as I’m aware it isn’t linked to the restaurant …

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