Serving coffee and hot food from 9am to 1pm weekdays
100 Melville Drive, EH9 9EX, Edinburgh
(next to The Meadows)

The Breakfast Bothy was opened by the team at Carlowrie Castle during lockdown of 2020. We had a simple idea in mind: to provide a hot drink and breakfast to those who are unable to provide for themselves.

For love, not money.

Since then, we've built a community of people who come for breakfast and stay for a chat. We've taken on feedback and listened to what our customers need. So far, we’ve extended our hours to serve lunch and have set up a token scheme with local businesses providing useful services to our customers.

We're very excited that we’ll soon be opening a charity shop.

We aim to grow a safe and welcoming community where people in need can be assured of a friendly ear and reliable help from a network of local individuals and businesses.

Are you a local business wanting to join our token scheme? Or an individual wanting to help? You can make a difference to our community by volunteering your time, expertise or funding.

Get in touch with Keith at or donate here.

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The Breakfast Bothy at 100 Melville Drive, Edinburgh, EH9 9EX

Charity number SC051923. Registered in Scotland.