Volunteer Run Since 1979

The Whistle Stop Coffee Shop

Open 10am 'til 3pm, Wednesdays to Sundays.


Built up an appetite during your journey? In the local area and looking for a bite to eat? Why not visit The Whistle Stop Coffee Shop!

Located in the station building on Platform 1 at Brechin, The Whistle Stop offers a wide range of quality, locally sourced food, drinks and home baking throughout the day.

With FREE WIFI for all customers, The Whistle Stop is the perfect place to eat and socialise with friends;

  • Full Cooked Breakfasts served at the weekends.
  • A devine selection of Home Baking available all day.
  • Light Lunches, including Soup, Sandwiches, Toasties and more!
  • A variety of Tea and Coffee made to order.
  • All food and drink available to takeaway.
  • Well Behaved Dogs are welcome.


As well as a warm welcome, The Whistle Stop boasts an off-street car park with disabled friendly access.

Afternoon Teas

A classic treat with a difference - served on board a real heritage railway carriage! Click here for more information and to book.

Important information about your visit

Please note that the railway is not open every day that the Whistle Stop is. Limited access onto the platform at Brechin station is available to customers of The Whistle Stop to use the toilet facilities.

Unless arranged prior to your visit, we cannot grant access to other areas of the railway outwith the advertised opening times - see our What's On page for more information.

About the Railway

Built in 1848, the railway has stood the test of time, thanks in part to the unending support and work carried out by a team of dedicated volunteers - find out more about us.

What's On

Find out when the railway will next be open by visiting our What's On page.

Your Visit

Looking to visit the railway? Find out more on the services we provide.

Find Us

We are located in the small town of Brechin, just off the A90 between Aberdeen and Dundee - find us here.

Private Hire, Driver Experiences & Group Bookings

Did you know that the railway is also available for private functions and train driver experience courses? Group discounts also available - find out more.

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