Whether you just haven’t got the time or you just fancy a wee treat, having somewhere local where you can go for a bite to eat, and maybe a cheeky drink, is always welcome. Here in Balerno, you’re never going to be short of options when it comes to grabbing a tasty bite. Feeling hungry? A little thirsty? Let’s go out!
The Mill Café brings you back to a community café spirit in a world seemingly dominated by multinational coffeehouse chains. Run by a team of dedicated volunteers, this bubbly number is a soft spot for many of the locals. Serving warm and cold drinks, scones and pastries, soups and lunches…this is what café culture should really be all about. A jewel of Balerno.
Carlyle’s Bar & Kitchen might just be the cosiest place in the world…We’re not kidding. The staff are as sweet as candy and the food feels like a giant, warm hug from your mum. There are tables inside and out, so you can take your pick on a warm day. Oh, and people rave about their waffles. Why? Because you’ve never had waffles like this before. Open from morning, this place is a breakfast game changer.
The Balerno Inn says it all. If you live here, you have to come here. Whether for food, drink or both, this friendly venue, like any good pub, is an absolute staple of the community. There are rooms available if you have guests coming to the area or if you fancy a change of scenery for a special occasion. Otherwise, check out their tasty menus…We mean the food described on them. The menus themselves are not, to our knowledge, edible.
The Grey Horse Inn is a cosy village pub and exactly what you’ve been looking for. Having charming staff and a great selection of beers isn’t always a given these days, but in this lovely old pub you certainly won’t be disappointed. And with a separate restaurant and function room, all of your needs will be catered for. A super establishment.
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Balerno Farmers Market gives us what we all want and need in our lives. Is there anything better than a farmers market? It’s unlikely. And this one really is at the top of the tree when it comes to that sort of experience. Held on the second Saturday of every month, put the dates in your diary. It’s a joy.