Gorgie City Farm Café

Gorgie City Farm Café
51 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2LA
  • Telephone 0131 337 4202
  • Food served Summer: Tue–Sun 9.30am–4pm. Closed Mon.
  • Average price £5 (lunch)
  • Email
  • Website www.gorgiecityfarm.org.uk
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Gorgie City Farm is a little corner of countryside right in the heart of the city, and for 30 years has served as an important place for children and adults to learn about animals, food production and the environment as well as a place for volunteers to gain experience in animal husbandry and sustainable farming. The adjoining cafe is not staffed by volunteers but does use much of the produce grown on the farm, from the vegetables in a tasty leek and potato soup to the farm’s own sausages in the hot morning rolls. The affordable menu encompasses baked potatoes and toasties, with nothing costing more than a fiver. Being on a farm, it’s a no-frills kind of place but it’s not without its charms, with homemade scones and cakes to accompany a good cup of coffee and kids’ lunch boxes to keep the wee ones happy.

  • High point: Soup made with vegetables grown just 20 metres away
  • Low point: Might be a bit too rustic for some
  • Notable dish: Homemade soup of the day
  • Private dining: Up to 20 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Radio in the kitchen
  • Capacity: 30
  • Largest group: 10
  • Open since: Early 1980s