13-15 Thistle St, Aberdeen AB10 1XZ, UK
It's pretty commonplace now for a cafe, restaraunt — anything, really — to look to crowdfunding campaigns to get them started in the world. Shorn from the demands of investors or the stress of a loan, crowdfunding lends itself to people looking to do something different, to take a risk. It is unsurprising then that Aberdeen's gorgeous Foodstory was the result of one such campaign, and has been thriving ever since they hit their target in 2013.
On the unassuming Thistle Street just around the corner from the Capitol Theatre, Foodstory sits as a double wide, stylish, modern cafe and restaraunt. It's ethos might lead you to believe you're looking for a quaint, cosy, "struggle-to-get-a-seat" joint, but that's not the case — Foodstory is like a wide open space, with marble flooring, fairylights, art and music wherever you look, and a neat brew bar just beside the food counter making espressos, pourovers, and batch brews, focusing on well known speciality roasteries, like Glasgow's Papercup and Dear Green.
The food is what keeps people coming back. All vegan, with a heavy focus on dietary requirements and health conscious options, the selection is abundant, creative, and varied. Hot soups, daily made wraps, multiple salad bowls — if you're not inclined towards flesh and bemoan the lack of choice, Foodstory has addressed that most annoying of issues. The cakes aren't bad either. "There's nothing elite about a good cup of coffee," founders Lara and Sandy say, and it's a mantra we can get behind. Foodstory have found a winning formula, based on quality, atmosphere, a brilliant space, and, well, a great story.
Review: Harry Harris
Image courtesy of venue
Coffee + Drinks
- House Roaster
- Dear Green
- Guest Roaster
- Papercup, Dark Arts
- Mazzer Kold, Mahlkonig Tanzania
- Coffee Machine
- La Marzocco Linea PB