Our café is open 363 days a year (closed Christmas and Boxing Days) from 10am to 4pm Monday to Sunday.

Now part of Edinburgh’s award winning ethical cafe chain Coffee Saints, with bright spacious colourful decor, situated at the foot of Candlemaker Row, our cafe generates income for Grassmarket Community Project, whilst providing volunteering, paid training and employment opportunities for vulnerable adults and people facing multiple barriers to employment. A surprising oasis of calm in an otherwise very busy part of the city, the double-height space, beautiful sofas, pavilion space, simple bright furnishings all lit by a large skylight give it an open and airy feel in one area and a step away into another world in the pavilion. We serve straight forward breakfast, brunches and lunches, wraps, filled rolls, sandwiches and soups, a few main dishes, and a selection of tray bakes to complement the fair-trade hot and cold drinks on offer. All profits are returned to the Project, so eating here doesn’t just fill you up, it makes you feel good as well.

Coffee Saints Menu

What we offer

Enjoy excellent service, value for money and good food in a bright and friendly space, and support our charity with every purchase. Eat in or take away, an excellent choice of light bites, heartier options, hot and cold drinks. Our daily menu, made by our chef with the help of our members, includes delicious, freshly made soups, a selection of sandwiches, all day breakfast options and a range of delicious cakes, scones and other snacks.

Pay it forward

“Pay it Forward” – you can buy a £5 voucher at our café counter or online here to give someone in need a breakfast or lunch with a hot or cold drink, redeemable in our café.