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Story Café

Story Cafe

Welcome to the Story Café

The Story Café is good:

  • Good food
  • Good service
  • And does Good, by transferring all profits to local charity Comas.

Cafe CornerComas took over the café in May 2016 and offers a warm welcome to local residents and visitors to Edinburgh with tasty food available throughout the day at affordable prices, right in the heart of Edinburgh.

The Café is a great space to meet friends and family. It’s a light and bright space that looks out onto the busy Royal Mile, offering tranquillity from the hustle and bustle outside. It’s a family-friendly Café which has lots of space for buggies. Children can run around in the Storytelling Court and be entertained by our Storywall and activity box whilst you relax. The Storytelling Court always has a free exhibition for our visitors to enjoy which changes every month or two.

Some of our staff are Comas community members and we are delighted the Story Café can offer them a step into paid employment after volunteering in our Serenity Café.

100% of Story Cafe profits will help our projects to do more, with more people. 

Donate to Comas 

The Story Café is promoting social tourism:

  • accessible, inclusive and affordable
  • profits directly benefit disadvantaged people and neighbourhoods in the local community
  • a place where the tourist pound is not hunted down ruthlessly, by big corporations or for private profit
  • prices are affordable for local residents too
  • a place where visitors connect with the real city and its people

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: Closed (open 12.30pm - 5pm in July & August)

Evenings for Storytelling Centre Performances

Telephone: 0131 558 1333


If you're hosting an event with us we'll happily provide on-site catering, offering a selection of sandwiches, hot and cold platters, buffets and drinks.
Email Us or call 0131 558 1333

Looking for a venue for your event?

We have a variety of spaces which are available to book. We've had parties, conferences, workshops, wine tastings and even small weddings taking place in our venue.

Find out more


There is always a free exhibition on display in the Storytelling Court. Take a look when you're next in the Cafe.

What's on display