This social enterprise cafe, open seven days a week, has just opened at 1 Little King Street, near the St James Quarter.
It was set up by the team behind the Grassmarket Community Project, which supports some of the capital’s most vulnerable people through mentorship, education and support.
There is seating inside and out, as well as a rather Instagrammable family and friendly dog interior, which features a living wall of plants, as well as a pair of white neon angel wings to use as a pose backdrop.
There is also a place for the puppies to have their pictures taken, next to the house mascot, Roch (named after St Rock, the patron saint of dogs).
You’ll also find a retail space that sells candles, Greyfriars Tartan products, small wooden gifts, and housewares – all products made by members of their community.
Catherine Jones, Director of Social Enterprise at the Grassmarket Community Project, said: “Coffee Saints has been a labor of love for our team over the past few months and I am delighted that we are now at the stage where we can share this. with others.
“A lot of work has gone into the design, layout and decoration of the building to create a modern and welcoming space for everyone – dogs included – and we have a fantastic team of highly trained staff.”
In addition to coffee, there is a food menu, which includes pastries, a stack of Buttermilk pancakes or Saint Andrew’s Breakfast, with egg, bacon, sausage, Stornoway black pudding, hash browns, beans, tomato, mushrooms and sourdough bloomer toast.
Or, at lunch, the dishes include a veggie burger or coconut-crusted cod. There’s also a kids’ menu, a selection of smoothies and milkshakes, and the option to purchase a £ 5 Pay Next voucher.
All profits from any visit will be donated to the association.
“The money goes to the Grassmarket Community Project, to help us continue our work with some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable and marginalized adults,” says Jones.
“We also provide a work experience for those we support so that they become more employable, give them a routine and help them out of their chaotic life.”