Wow.! what a fabulous place for a coffee and quick bite to eat ,there's a wonderful selection of food,friendly helpful staff one in particular I believe she's called Julia who could not do enough to make my visit a memorable one...what a star. Top marks for the Grassmarket Cafe.
Stopped in here on the Sandeman's Free Walking Tour. They use this as a sales office on tours and as a bathroom stop and for anyone needing a coffee/tea/snack break. Very clean, nice staff, small retail area. Profits support social programs. I like that. Inside and outdoor seating available.
I had a visit to the Greyfriars Kirk today and arrived early and hungry. Plenty of time for a light snack. Not knowing the area I asked staff at the Kirk and they directed me to here. What a friendly and helpful bunch if staff they have. Not once did I see Graham/Graeme without a smile. I had the cheese(mozzarella) and ham panini, cup of tea and a bit of delicious carrot cake. Lovely bright seating area with other tables outside. Chatting yo Graham/Graeme he told me about what they do to help people a bit down on their luck, pretty much everything, they have a 7 day programme to give folk something to do. Profits from the cafe go towards all the activities. I left promising to be back sometime, I did a few hours later after a walk round Grassmarket. Please don't walk past this place for a snack. Pop in, eat and enjoy the experience knowing that you could be helping someone get back on their feet.
I came across this cafe when I was recently in Edinburgh with a friend. It is a lovely cafe and surprisingly peaceful given that it is in central Edinburgh. There is a good selection of food and drink, all reasonably priced. The staff were all friendly, chatty and helpful. My friend and I were very happy with our food and drink choices. Best of all this cafe supports vulnerable people with a variety of enterprises. Eat, drink and support a good cause all at once