Serenity Café

Serenity Café
The Tun, 8 Jackson Entry, 111 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8PJ
  • Telephone 0131 556 8765
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 9am–5pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 9am–5pm.
  • Average price £7 (lunch)
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Serenity Cafe

Community café set up and run by volunteers in recovery, offering great value food in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

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Founded in 2009 by volunteers and supported by charity Comas, Serenity Café is run as a community resource by and for people in recovery, turning out extremely tasty food that anyone looking for cheap and cheerful near The Tun could put on their lunch agenda. Like next-door Hemma, the building itself is distinctly industrial and office-like in style, but the Serenity crew have made it attractive with pillars wrapped in pretty paper and colourful lanterns strung up. Hearty lunches revolve around comfort food such as all-day breakfasts, jacket spuds and club sandwiches, and chef’s specials include homemade meatballs in tomato sauce, cheeseburgers and dumpling soup. Wednesday is Serenity Strings, so you might come across a guitar player, and on the last Friday of the month the café is open late for a club night with cabaret or a DJ.

  • High point: Friendly staff, welcoming atmosphere
  • Low point: More cakes and puddings please
  • Notable dish: Dumpling soup
  • Average price: £7 (lunch)

This social enterprise cafe serves great value meals and coffees with a diverse menu for those that fancy something a bit different for lunch without breaking the bank. Something for carnivores, vegetarians, cake lovers.

Children welcome, high chair, toys, children's meals.

It's good food for a good cause, with a warm welcome from the volunteers.

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  • Private dining: Up to 100 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nothing, though occasional live music
  • Live entertainment: Last Friday of the month is a club night with cabaret or a DJ
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 2009