Ruth Dalgarno always aspired to run her own cafe, so after spending a number of years deliberating the idea, she opened Ruthie’s Kaffe in April 2018.
Situated on Esslemont Avenue, the cafe offers a large selection of hot and cold drinks, as well as plant-based, fresh and wholesome dishes.
We caught up with Ruth to find out her favourite food and drink pairing and what’s inside her drinks cabinet at home.
What’s your customer icebreaker?
Welcome, have you been here before?
It’s the end of your shift – what do you pour yourself?
I pour myself a soya milk tea.
If you were a drink, what would you be and why?
An oatmilk mocha because it’s a warm filling coffee drink.
Most unusual drink you’ve ever tried?
That would have to be an alcoholic fruit punch in a very large disco ball.
What would the theme song to your average shift be?
Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems by Lana Del Ray and Stevie Nicks.
What’s in your drinks cabinet at home?
Whitley Neill gins and various rose wines.
Best food and drink pairing?
Definitely a medium white wine paired with mushroom risotto.
If you were stuck on a desert island, what three drinks would be there with you?
Pineapple juice, gin and ginger ale.
You have to make a drink to represent Aberdeen. What would that be?
A liquor coffee – something that will keep us warm, rosy cheeked and merry!
Your favourite superhero/celebrity visits you. Who is it and what do you serve them?
I’d serve Morgan Freeman a Jura on the rocks.