What’s New in Aberdeen


Operating in Aberdeen for forty years Skene House has seen a lot of changes and enjoyed many new trends. Whilst, naturally, we love shouting about our stylish serviced one bedroom suites, and two or three bedroom apartments, we also love sharing what’s new and exciting in the Granite City, and we feel it’s important to support local businesses. So what’s the latest on the streets of Aberdeen…?


If you’re looking for something that will make you feel good, both inside and out, then BioCafe offers tempting, tasty food with a health kick. Fresh, vegetarian, vegan, raw, gluten-free, sugar-free, nutritional – you name it, anyone can find their dish of the day here. You don’t have to be on any particular diet or clean-eating plan to dine here – BioCafe sells ‘healthy guilt free indulgence’ – but if you do have dietary requirements you’ll love the choice and the menu.


A salad bowl full of colour and flavour

Open since March 2019, BioCafe focusses on wholesome, good food and positive vibes, avoiding processed fast food and unhealthy sweets. A café like this naturally has an environmental edge, using eco-friendly detergents and 100% biodegradable take-away cups and straws.


Waffletastic, healthy options at BioCafe

Mouthwatering menu examples include a Rose and Pistachio Breakfast Bowl, Turmeric Spiced Oats Bowl and Coconut Quark & Berry Waffles. Lunch could be a Mediterranean Platter or a Falafel Pitta Pocket, and Desserts include a Pina Colada Freakshake or a Banana and Peanut Butter Goodies Jar. Lip smacking good, with no guilt!


Treats don’t have to be naughty at the BioCafe

Find BioCafe at 39 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1NQ.
2 minute walk from Skene House Rosemount – on the doorstep!
12 minute walk from Skene House Whitehall
13 minute walk from Skene House Holburn

Avo Aberdeen

Avo Aberdeen opened its doors on 4 March 2019. Quite hard to find, unless you know where to look, it’s dishing up avocado magic on the ground floor of Aberdeen Market. Open six days a week (closed Sundays) Avo Aberdeen serves up a dazzling array of (you guessed it!) avocado-based dishes.


Avo mouthful of this!

Broken down into three themes, choose between avocado waffles, toast or funky salad jars. There’s a mix of vegetarian, vegan and chicken/bacon dishes to devour. Don’t forget Avo Aberdeen often creates avocado cheesecakes, avocado cupcakes, avocado smoothies, and they’ve even created avocado and wild mint candles for real aficionados! The dishes look beautiful, whether they’re featuring flowers, halloumi, eggs or pancetta. It’s a generous mix of flavours, and healthy too.


Avocado bliss in Aberdeen market

Find Avo Aberdeen at Aberdeen Market, 8-10 Market Street, Aberdeen AB11 5PA.
15 minutes walk from Skene House Rosemount
19 minutes walk from Skene House Holburn
25 minute walk from Skene House Whitehall


Green, calming interiors at Avo Aberdeen.

ReCHarge Café

ReCHarge Café is wonderful and game-changing in so many ways. Handily located in Aberdeen’s Bon Accord Centre, it matters because all profits from this venture go to Charlie House in Aberdeen, a charity that supports children and babies with complex disabilities or life-limiting conditions and their families.


ReCHarge Café, supporting Charlie House, Aberdeen

What also makes it stand out is the fact that it operates a ‘Pay What You Want’ scheme. Whilst guide prices are clearly marked on the wall (average prices for coffee or soup etc. in Aberdeen) ultimately you decide how much you wish to pay and donate. The café serves lush cakes and tray bakes, soups, salads and sandwiches, snacks, soft drinks, teas and coffee.


Cupcake tempation at ReCHarge Café

The smart interiors were fitted out with help from local businesses and the charity is currently fundraising to build an eight-bedroom specialist support centre. Now that’s a very good reason to grab a coffee or pop by for a spot of lunch.

Find ReCHarge Café at Bon Accord Centre, Aberdeen, AB25 1HZ.
15 minute walk from Skene House Rosemount
23 minutes walk from Skene House Holburn
24 minutes walk from Skene House Whitehall

And whilst you’re out and about enjoying the best Aberdeen has to offer, do remember that every Skene House suite or apartment comes with a fully fitted kitchen, so if you wish to bring any takeaways home and pop them in the fridge, or whip up your own oats or avocado dishes, then feel free. At Skene House we give you space to be as creative as you wish, so indulge your culinary magic and enjoy lip-smacking good cuisine. Skene House offers the Suite Life in Aberdeen with free city centre parking, strong wifi and the option to book a B&B rate. So for more information get in touch at, phone +44 1224 659 392 or email



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