105 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QE
  • Telephone 07449336557
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 11am–5pm.
  • Average price £6.50 (lunch)
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A new stylish independent café in Fountainbridge creating innovative and delicious sweet treats to accompany a variety of speciality beverages.

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Fieldwork loves a bit of experimentation, working with great ingredients to create innovative sweet treats. Their gluten-free carrot cake – sweet, moist sponge packed with spices, nuts, seeds and dried fruit, topped with tart cream cheese – is very satisfying example, especially alongside a smooth, fruity long black. Aside from cakes and pastries, porridge bowls come with organic oats and four different topping options, such as mixed berry compote, toasted coconut flakes and yoghurt, all warming and nourishing. The interior is urban yet rustic, with exposed stonework, natural wood, artistically draped hanging plants, and creams against midnight blues. Rather than trying to do it all, limited offerings ensure top-notch quality, with Steampunk coffee, Anteaques tea, Chocolate Tree hot chocolate and Roots sodas keeping things local and artisan.

  • High point: Top-notch fare and setting
  • Low point: Limited space so not ideal for groups
  • Notable dish: The coffee
  • Average price: £6.50 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Folk, old and new music.
  • Capacity: 14
  • Open since: 2016