I think we all have places in mind that we must visit, things we must do. Places I have heard great things about.
Sadly, I also think that time escapes us far quicker than we anticipate and for me I forget, I move on and I don’t experience all the things I wish I had. Spontaneity is not my thing, procrastination on the other hand..
The Lastbus Works Canteen was way up there on my list of places to visit. I live in Aberdeen but I get so fed up of the city. Sometimes I need that escape, bit of independence..something, different.
The Lastbus Works Canteen, The Lost Cafe is a little bit out of Aberdeen in New Pitsligo, Fraserburgh. I imagine if you are not from the area it would not be the easiest to find, but also very easy with the help of trusty google maps. Their website also provides directions.
This may not be for everyone on paper, but having now been there, I seriously urge you to give it a go!
The Lastbus Works Canteen is a vegan/vegetarian cafe. Don’t let that put you off if you are a big meat eater, my partner was sceptical of the food as he loves his meat. But he thought the meals were incredible (his words) and he would love to return. You certainly don’t feel anything is missing by emm..missing out meat.
This is such an eclectic place. I don’t really know how else to describe it.
The decor is just..eclectic. But I like that. We were sitting in old leather bus seats and I believe the building itself is all recycled goods and wood. There is something to look at in every nook and cranny, not everything matches, but it totally goes together.
The staff are also something to rave about. It is so refreshing to have such honest feedback on what to try, what you may not be so keen on if you don’t like certain other tastes. The food really is incredible, and it is so endearing to find people who don’t know how good they really are.
FYI..All the food is dairy and egg free.
As this is a small cafe, they offer one main and one soup weekly.
When we visited it was Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup and a Sausage Roll made with Nuts and Herbs, which also came with the best carrot and swede mash and also a normal mash with peppers, onions and sugar snap peas.
To get the full experience we decided to order one of each.
The soup was so nice and if that is all I had tasted, I would have been delighted.
But the sausage roll was something else. Delicious. Even talking about it now..it was really great! I have been raving about this to everyone who will listen.
For desert I had tea (of course) and the Apple and Berry Crumble with custard and Peter had the Chocolate Orange Muffin with Ice Cream.
Again, there is no egg or dairy used. But you needn’t worry as the taste of custard, ice cream and milk are not missed.
You wouldn’t know, in fact the ice cream and custard tasted better than the usual alternatives.
I highly highly recommend the crumble. I devoured it. Peter barely got a look in.
They have it so right, this is what restaurants should be offering as vegetarian options.
Our meal in full came to just over £20. I don’t think you can turn your nose up at that for fresh healthy produce and great taste.
I just couldn’t recommend this place enough to people as somewhere to visit and they definitely deserve the support and feedback that they get.
In order to keep hidden gems like this afloat, we need to visit and support them locally and I couldn’t be happier than to write this post to tell you all that you need to get in the car and try it out. I will certainly be visiting again.