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)
  • Email
  • Website www.serenitycafe.co.uk
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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

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

Events at this venue

There are 8 events at this location

Sorted by title / date & time

Cabnet. a Victorian Seance

Can the dead speak to us? Professor Novak and Alice take us back to the days of Victorian Spiritualism and the Davenports spirit cabinet to explore the possibility and attempt to cross the vale

Sun 13 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 21:30 – 22:15

Tue 15 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 21:30 – 22:15

Thu 17 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 21:30 – 22:15
…and 8 more dates until 27 Aug

The Dynamic Duo

The Dynamic Duo make their fringe debut. Award winning mentalist magician Scott Paton and Cardist Jamie Robertson present an hour of variety magic. Featuring rings, predictions and of course the odd Rubik's cube

Mon 21 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 21:30 – 22:25

Edinburgh Magic Circle Cabaret

Selected magicians from the Edinburgh Magic Circle will amaze and entertain you

Mon 14 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 21:30 – 22:20

The Grumpy Magicians Get Ready For Hogmanay

The Grumpy Magicians are back. This year they are getting ready for Hogmanay. Bring in the new year early and watch their unique type of comedy magic as they prepare for the bells

Sat 5 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 21:30 – 22:20

Sun 6 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 21:30 – 22:20

Tue 8 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 21:30 – 22:20
…and 3 more dates until 12 Aug

The House Always Wins!

Stephen Allison Magic / PBH's Free Fringe Returning to the Fringe, Stephen invites you to enter the world of the hustler and enjoy an evening of card tricks, cheats and scams in this intimate and interactive show. Experience the magic in front of your eyes as you discover why we can all be fooled. A free show, but…

Sat 5 Aug

Free / 0131 556 8765

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

Free / 0131 556 8765

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 8 Aug

Free / 0131 556 8765

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 26 Aug

How Thor Lost His Hammer, And Other Tales

Three stories, three adventures, three legendary heroes. Join us for a storytelling session featuring Thor losing his hammer, Fin McCool tangling with a giant, and King Arthur on a bold quest. Classic tales, suitable for all the family.

Sat 19 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 18:00 – 18:55

Sun 20 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 18:00 – 18:55

Mon 21 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 18:00 – 18:55
…and 5 more dates until 27 Aug

Roaming Collisions – Free

Lamplit / PBH's Free Fringe Noun. 1. A chance encounter. 2. A walking disaster. 3. An exploration of collisions, connections and communication. A show filled with clowning, movement and a realisation of how complicated relationships can become. Example: As the great prophet Jim Morrison tells us ‘people are strange…

Sat 5 Aug

Free / 0131 556 8765

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 6 Aug

Free / 0131 556 8765

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

Free / 0131 556 8765

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 27 Aug

A Year of Minutes

A lot can change in a year. Just ask the residents of Kristofferson Park. A hilarious black comedy of a housing committee caught in a power struggle, whilst faced with a troublesome squeaky back gate. From the team that brought the 4* Auditions last year.

Sat 5 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 18:00 – 18:50

Sun 6 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 18:00 – 18:50

Mon 7 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 18:00 – 18:50
…and 9 more dates until 18 Aug