Butterflies Cafe

The Cafe With A Heart

– Open Monday to Fridays 10am to 4pm

Butterflies Café offers a variety of home-made food and drinks, served in a friendly and welcoming Covid safe environment. From a simple cup of tea or light snack, through to a substantial lunch, Butterflies is a great place to eat with friends or alone.

Butterflies Café is a member of the Edinburgh Community Café Network and has been designated as a breastfeeding friendly venue and has joined the Chatty Cafe Scheme. The café is situated in a fabulous light and airy space and provides a catering service to anyone using the Church Centre and the local community.

Please contact us for more information, either telephone: 0131 447 4359 or email.

To view our Menu please click here.

Butterflies Plus

Prior to lockdown Inchkeith/Inchgarvie in the Marchmont St Giles’ Church Centre was turned into a vibrant dining space to host a lunch for anyone over the age of 60, offering an opportunity to eat good food, catch up with friends or make new ones.

The set menu offered a choice of one or two courses at a cost of £4.00 or £7.00 respectively, including tea or coffee and mints to finish the meal. The lunches were served to diners at their tables, by a team of volunteers.

A Cafe for everyone

We work closely with the Families and Children’s Worker and the ministerial team to support vulnerable families and groups on a daily basis. We pride ourselves on making space for everyone and providing for everyone’s needs. We work closely with local health providers who send post-natal groups to us for support and encouragement.
We believe we do business differently we focus on supporting and helping our community by providing our customers with a safe, caring and welcoming space. By keeping our costs low it allows many of our customers to come daily and we believe we have built genuine connections and friendships with many of our customers. Many people who drop in to the Butterflies Cafe come to us for advice, we offer a non-judgemental ear and frequently a shoulder to cry on and a cuddle.


Our facilities are for all age groups from young to old and are very flexible – menu for little ones to a range of toys, books and a long corridor which is great for racing sit-on toys! No tutting is allowed at the noise, fun and excitement that this cafe brings. A variety of comfy chairs for breastfeeding mums or the elderly who need a hand to get up ensure there is something for everyone.


We long for the day when we can continue to continue to build relationships with all who use our church centre and aims to provide even more support to vulnerable and intergenerational groups.

Striving to be more than just a cafe by serving our local and wider community is what we aim to do every minute.