Jeelie Piece

Jeelie Piece
12 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LG
  • Telephone 0131 261 8067
  • Opening times Tue–Fri 7:30am–7:30pm; Sat noon–7:30pm; Sun 10am–5pm; closed Mon.
  • Seasonal times Festival: extended opening planned
  • Food served Tue–Sat 8am–7.30pm; Sun noon–4pm. Closed Mon.
  • Average price £7.50 soup and toastie (set lunch)
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Birra Moretti

Endearing café and arts venue dedicated to supporting the local community while making perfectly grilled cheese toasties.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

Jeelie Piece is new to the Tollcross cafe scene but it’s on an ambitious mission to stir things up. The mother-and-daughter team opened the place up in January, aiming to create a local, ethical, and community-focused café. They’re at the farmers’ market every Saturday, picking up organic veggies, artisan cheeses, and local charcuterie. The food is packed with flavour. There are delicious vegan soups and daily specials like avocado hummus on toasted sourdough with rocket, lime, and black pepper. It's almost good enough to tempt you away from a perfect grilled cheese filled with a blend of cheddar, mozzarella, and crowdie – they need to patent that bad boy. With local art on the walls, independent Scottish musicians on the stereo, and lots of plans for evening happenings and daytime workshops, expect big things from this wee piece.

  • High point: Vegan chocolate cake good enough to fool the most fervent of dairy lovers
  • Low point: No alcohol licence, yet
  • Notable dish: Grilled cheese toastie
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Scottish artists
  • Live entertainment: Live music, spoken word, poetry, theatre, workshops
  • Capacity: 30 (12 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2016