We recently took a trip to a local Aberdeen cafe, Corner Tree Cafe for a spot of brunch. The cafe is located in the West End of the city and is a great little place to go grab a coffee and some light food.
This was the first time I’d been and I actually had no idea it existed until Blair mentioned going and I’m glad he did and here is why.
As you can see, the decor within this cafe is rather rustic and earthy which is an interior style that I instantly gravitate towards and very fitting with the cafe name. The wooden decorations give the place a rough around the edges type of feel but in the right way.
There are oil lamp type lights hung from the windows which give the place a sense of warmth and vintage aesthetic. The only thing I wasn’t as keen on is just how close tables are placed together but this is just due to it being a small location and the popularity of the cafe.
Corner Tree Cafe offers a range of breakfast and lunch items as well as Afternoon tea options. As it was mid-afternoon, we opted for the lunch menu but I’m sure the breakfast menu was available at this time too.
We both decided to try out their waffles. All of the waffles are gluten-free and can be made with a sweet topping such as Nutella and banana (this sounds delicious) or savoury which is what we went for. The selection of toppings is great and there is bound to be one everyone will enjoy.
I chose the Chicken, Mozzarella and West Indian Pepper Sauce Waffle. The warm, toasted waffle arrived with fresh slices of chicken sprinkled with mozzarella cheese and topped with the rich, spicy sauce. I would suggest not opting for the West Indian Pepper Sauce if you are not good with spicy food because this sauce definitely had a kick to it. Luckily, I love all things spicy so I thoroughly enjoyed it. The waffles melted in your mouth and even though I was completely full up, I wanted more.
Blair went for the Black Pudding, Eggs and Rampant Angus Waffle. Again the waffle arrived warm with fried eggs and a slice of black pudding – Blair’s favourite. The Rampant Angus sauce that came alongside the waffle is a signature ketchup with a spicy edge by Angus and Oink. The price tag of this sauce alone makes you feel you are eating a premium product. Blair loved his food and we both knew that this was a place that we would be visiting much more often.
Corner Tree Cafe offers a range of smoothies and milkshakes and Blair is all about Oreos so when he spotted the Oreo Cookie Shake, it was inevitable it would be ordered. The milkshake tasted just like crushed Oreos, topped with whipped cream and an Oreo biscuit. It was delicious! It came in a mason jar. We all love a mason jar, right?
As usual, I opted for a breakfast tea – not that exciting – but it did arrive in the most adorable cup and saucer set with a floral design, giving it an antique feel. This added to the rustic, vintage vibes that the decor provided.
My Final Thoughts
Our first time at Corner Tree Cafe definitely did not disappoint and we would both love to go back and sample some more of the menu. I’m eyeing up their Bacon Pancake stack for next time!
It is a cosy, wee cafe with friendly service and one that is now a firm favourite on mine in Aberdeen.
Have you ever been to Corner Tree Cafe?