THE winners of the fourth Scottish Café and Bakery Awards have been announced after a prestigious awards ceremony in Glasgow.

Formerly the Scottish Café Awards, the awards aim to celebrate the best professionals and establishments in the Scottish coffee and café industry.

The prestigious awards ceremony took place on February 18 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Glasgow.

The National: Smile Café from Glasgow were the overall winnersSmile Café from Glasgow were the overall winners (Image: Scottish Café and Bakery Awards)A spokesperson said: “It was a great night as we hosted our first event under our rebrand. This year’s winners reflect those who put so much effort into providing high quality of food, snacks and hot beverages to the customers across the country.

“We would like to congratulate all of our winners and Highly Commended recipients on their accomplishments.”

The winners for the 4th Scottish Café & Bakery Awards 2024 are listed below.

Café of the Year

  • North: The Chocolate Bar (Ellon)
  • Central: Broch Café (Strathyre)
  • South West: Smile Cafe (Glasgow)
  • South East: Bridge 49 Cafe Bar and Bistro (Linlithgow)
  • South: Old Toll Bar Café (Gretna)
  • Overall winner: Smile Cafe (Glasgow)

Best Loved Café of the Year

  • North: Sally’s Café (Aberdeen)
  • Central: 3G at The Eatrium (Perth)
  • South West: Smile Café (Glasgow)
  • South East: The Gilmerton Bridge Cafe (Edinburgh)
  • South: Loulabelles (Innerleithen)
  • Overall winner: 3G at The Eatrium (Perth)

Best Themed Café

  • Winner: Nooks and Crannies (Fraserburgh)
  • Highly Commended: An Tobar (Isle of Mull)

Best Café Food

  • Winner: Billington’s Coffee House (Lenzie)
  • Highly Commended: Rawlings Love to Eat (Glasgow)

Café Kitchen of the Year

  • Winner: Green Pastures Café (Westhill)
  • Highly Commended: Taste of Argyll kitchen (Oban)

Best Café Ambience

  • Winner: Caffé Calla (Glasgow)
  • Highly Commended: Billington’s Coffee House (Lenzie)

Best Coffee House

  • Winner: Roxy’s Coffee and Tea House (Oban)
  • Highly Commended: Bowmans Coffee House (Dundee)

Best of Glasgow

  • Winner: Little Royal Cafe (Glasgow)
  • Highly Commended: The Crazy Chef’s Café (Glasgow)

Best of Edinburgh

  • Winner: The Gilmerton Bridge Café (Edinburgh
  •  Highly Commended: Miro’s (Edinburgh)

Best Team Café

  • Winner: Nooks and Crannies (Fraserburgh)
  • Highly Commended: Delgatie Castle Tea Room -Turriff (Aberdeenshire)

Bistro of the Year

  • Winner: On a Roll (Burntisland)
  • Highly Commended: Sands, A Place By The Sea (Burntisland)

Best of Dundee

  • Winner: Sweetpea Cafe (Dundee)
  • Highly Commended: Empire State Coffee Artisan Roasters (Dundee)

Best of Aberdeen

  • Winner: Sweet Mumma’s Kitchen (Aberdeen)
  • Highly Commended: The Long Dog Café (Aberdeen)

Best Community Café

  • Winner: Green Pastures Café (Westhill)
  • Highly Commended: Bennachie Leisure Centre Community Café (Insch)

Best Not for Profit Café

  • Winner: St John’s & Kings Park Church Community Café (Dalkeith)
  • Highly Commended: Beatson Café (Glasgow)

Unique Café of The Year

  • Winner: Traffords Coffee House (Turriff)
  • Highly Commended: The Highlander Cafe Bus (Aberdeen)

Dessert Parlour of the Year

  • Winner: Sweet Bakes Patisserie (Arbroath)
  • Highly Commended: What The Scoop (Ayr)

Best Visitors Café

  • Winner: Delgatie Castle Tearoom (Turriff)
  • Highly Commended: Deskford Garden Galleries (Cullen)

Best Coffee Shop

  • Winner: Arlene’s coffee shop (Craignure, Isle of Mull)
  • Highly Commended: Spoons Coffee House (Paisley)

Shoppers Café of The Year

  • Winner: Sally’s Café (Aberdeen)
  • Highly Commended: Ramblers Coffee Shop (Peebles)

Garden Centre Café of The Year

  • Winner: Rouken Glen Garden (Giffnock)
  • Highly Commended: The Glass House Restaurant at Dunbar Garden (Dunbar)

Bakery of the Year

  • Winner: Paton’s place (Glasgow)
  • Highly Commended: Archipelago Bakery (Edinburgh)

Tearoom of the Year

  • Winner: Another Tilly Tearoom (Dunblane)
  • Highly Commended: Nooks & Crannies (Fraserburgh)

Isle’s Café of the Year

  • Winner: The Colonsay Pantry (Isle of Colonsay)
  • Highly Commended: The Island Café (Isle of Coll)

Restaurant of the Year

  • Winner: Spoons Coffee House (Paisley)
  • Highly Commended: The Glass House Restaurant at Dunbar Garden Centre (Dunbar)

Espresso Bar of the Year

  • Winner: Jintz Express (Bannockburn)
  • Highly Commended: Machina Espresso (Edinburgh)

Farm Shop/Café of the Year

  • Winner: Auchengree Farm Shop (Beith)
  • Highly Commended: Edenmill Farm Shop (Glasgow)

Deli of the Year

  • Winner: Jill’s Deli (Edinburgh)
  • Highly Commended: Pietro Deli (Glasgow)

Sandwich Shop of the Year

  • Winner: Bite Me Sandwich Bar (Glasgow)
  • Highly Commended: Ruglen Rolls (Glasgow)

Café Bar of the Year

  • Winner: The Waterfront Café Bar (Stonehaven)
  • Highly Commended: Filmhouse Cafe Bar (Edinburgh)