Social Bite

Social Bite
89 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4SD
  • Telephone 0131 220 8206
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 9am–5pm. Closed Sat/Sun
  • Food served Mon–Fri 7am–3pm. Closed Sat/Sun.
  • Average price £5 (set lunch)
  • Email
  • Website www.social-bite.co.uk
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West End branch of social enterprise cafe and takeaway, serving breakfast rolls, lunch and hot drinks.

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Social enterprise Social Bite has been working to help tackle homelessness and social problems since 2011. With five branches across Scotland, many team members have experienced life on the streets. Handy for Haymarket Station and the West End, the café offers a range of sandwiches, salads, soup and hot lunches as well as breakfast rolls and cakes. The chicken, pesto and mozzarella sandwich is fresh and punchy, while a lentil soup is spicy and warming, one of several vegan and veggie items available. Customers can also buy ‘suspended’ items which a homeless person can come in and claim throughout the day. The social enterprise is focused on more than handouts, helping people off the streets with profits going to good causes, a training academy and regular ‘social supper’ evenings offering access to services and advice.

  • Average price: £5 (set lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop music from Spotify
  • Capacity: 20
  • Open since: 2012