Food for body, mind and soul
Newhaven Connections is a community café run by Newhaven Church. Our aim is to to serve good food at reasonable prices in a warm and caring environment in the heart of Newhaven. So if you’re fed up, lonely, have time to fill between the school runs, or if you just feel like a Coffee and a Danish, then pop into Newhaven Connections where a warm welcome and good food await you in a relaxed and comfortable space. We are open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week throughout the year.
Light snacks, breakfast items, brunch and lunch are available throughout the day, along with delicious home baking and a variety of hot and cold drinks. Our scones, cakes and baked goods are made on the premises, hot food is cooked freshly to order, and each week the menu features healthy homemade soups, tempting puddings and seasonal specials. We have a number of child-friendly items on the menu and we can also cater for customers requiring gluten-free or dairy-free options. All of our menu items are available to take away and we welcome electronic payments (all major credit/debit cards are accepted) in addition to cash.
The Café is an outreach by the congregation of Newhaven Church to the local (and wider) community. Sandra and Andrea (the Manager and Assistant Manager) are supported by a team of volunteers drawn from the church and the surrounding area. We also offer valuable volunteer experience and skills development to senior school pupils or students (age 16 years +) during the summer holidays.
Being part of the volunteer team is great fun and a good opportunity to learn a variety of new skills. No previous experience in hospitality work is required, and flexible volunteering hours can be agreed, ranging from a couple of hours per fortnight, to a half-day each week, depending on your availability. If you are interested in learning more about what’s involved in volunteering at the Café please contact Sandra Lindsay, the Café Manager on 0131 467 6272.
The café is a light, bright and airy space, with plenty of room for buggies, walking aids and wheelchairs. There is step-free access from the street, an accessible toilet and baby-change facilities. There is free on-street parking on Craighall Road, including a Disabled parking bay immediately outside the church gate, and several bus stops within easy reach of the café.