Magma Café

Magma Café
67 Home Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9JP
  • Telephone 07921 391712
  • Food served Tue–Sun 9am–6pm. Closed Mon.
  • Email
  • Website magmacafe.business.site
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Birra Moretti

A coffee shop a few doors down from the King’s Theatre, serving traditional, homemade Punjabi and Nepali recipes alongside breakfasts, wraps, soups and cakes, with of options for dietary requirements.

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Magma Café is run by Susang Bomzan who used to work in Leith Walk’s Punjabi Junction, a community cafe devoted to improving the lives of minority ethnic women in Edinburgh. She’s now branched out with her own venture – a small, down to earth coffee shop which opened in July 2017, just a few doors down from the King’s Theatre in busy Tollcross. She’s brought her traditional homemade Punjabi and Nepali recipes with her, adding curries, momo dumplings and stir fries to a menu of French toast breakfasts, green lentil wraps and hearty soups, with plenty vegetarian and vegan options. There is an impressive selection of delicious homemade gluten and lactose-free cakes too.

The List's rating
7.2

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Claire Sawers visited Magma Café on 3 March 2018
  • High point: A taste of the Himalayas in Tollcross
  • Low point: No customer toilet
  • Notable dish: Aloo paratha
  • Average price: £8 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses)
  • Capacity: 10
  • Open since: 2017