About us

We are a Fair Trade coffee shop, café and second-hand book store situated in the city centre of Aberdeen on Belmont Street.

Our cafe is table service with Fairtrade coffee, tea, soft drinks and a menu (vegan and gluten free options) of breakfasts, toasties, omelettes, home made soups, burgers, toasted baguettes, wraps and Aberdeen largest selection of fluffy American style pancakes (all made to order) with a selection of cakes (some GF and vegan), brownies and home made scones.

We have 10,000 used and new books covering most categories across two floors.

Books and Beans is for all is to enjoy great coffee, drinks and good food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, whilst letting the books continue their journey with you.


With over 10,000 books across our ground and first floor you will find everything from Mr Men, Classics, Graphic novels, comics, history, poetry, policitics, horror, sci-fi, crime and a wide range of fiction and non-fiction.  You can find our collectable books available on this link – | Books and Beans collectibles books

We are also delighted to be an affiliate member of Bookshop.org. Bookshop.org is an online bookshop with a mission to financially support local, independent bookshops. They and we believe that bookshops are essential to a healthy culture. Bookshops are where authors can connect with readers, where we discover new writers, where children get hooked on the thrill of reading that can last a lifetime. The best way to support us is to pop in and buy in person or via the phone. Where this is not possible, use the new books link here and buy online. All profit from the sale goes back to us and other independent bookstores.



Book Club

6.30pm on the first Thursday of each month. Message us to check and let us know you are coming.

Poetry at Books and Beans

6.30pm on the last Thursday of each month. Contact info@poetryatbooksandbeans.co.uk for any more information.


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22 Belmont St, Aberdeen AB10 1JH

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Opening hours

9:30 – 16:00 Monday to Sunday

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