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105 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QE
  • Telephone 07449336557
  • Seasonal times August: Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; Sat 8am–5pm; Sun 9am–5pm.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 10am–5pm.
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A trendy, local Fountainbridge café with communal bench seating, artsy décor, and an outstanding coffee and lunch menu.

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Since opening three years ago, Fieldwork has fast become a staple of the Fountainbridge and Tollcross community. Everything about this hip café emphasises the personal and local: it is run by a husband and wife team, there are rotating art displays on the wall by Edinburgh artists, and the teas, coffees and produce are all locally sourced. There are unique, homemade twists on lunch favourites: cannellini beans sautéed with tomatoes, thyme and basil, and served on a slice of sourdough from Leith’s Breadshare make a deliciously adult take on beans on toast, while the spiced grilled cheese melts together sharp smoked cheddar, sweet caramelised onion, and a touch of sriracha for a series of gooey, decadent mouthfuls with a satisfying kick. A winter spice hot chocolate stirred through with fresh nutmeg, cinnamon, and orange oil adds a final sweet touch and offers the perfect excuse to linger in Fieldwork’s charming, aesthetic space.

The List's rating






Anahit Behrooz visited Fieldwork on 20 February 2019
  • High point: Plenty of plugs for a work day
  • Low point: Certain breakfast options only available at weekends
  • Notable dish: Grilled cheese
  • Average price: £9 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Chilled indie playlist.
  • Live entertainment: Occasional live music, local artists' work on walls.
  • Capacity: 20
  • Open since: 2016

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