Welcome to The Cafe on The Corner – an initiative run by Autism Ventures charity. We create opportunities for adults with autism to gain work experience and take control of their lives. All profits are reinvested in the cafe

Freshly prepared food made with local produce

Freshly prepared
food made with
local produce

Helping make a positive difference for people with autism

We’re helping make
a positive difference
for people with Autism

All profits reinvested in the cafe

All profits
in the cafe

Image of the Cafe on Corner interior and food and drinks

Welcome to the Cafe on the Corner

The Cafe on the Corner – a bright little haven of calm and good taste in the very heart of Edinburgh. We love fresh, homemade food, and every day you can select from our range of freshly made sandwiches, paninis, specialty bagels, delicious soups and salads. Sit in or take away, your food will be freshly prepared.

Opening Times

Open 8.00am – 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Sttart your day with a tasty breakfast roll to take away. Or sit down, relax and enjoy a full Scottish breakfast. At lunchtime, try our great range of home-made panini’s and bagels, a hot bowl of soup, or a light, crisp salad. Sitting in or taking away, there’s always plenty of choice. If you’re flagging any time, treat yourself to our cakes and scones, all made fresh in our cafe.

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Great selection of coffee and teas

Great selection of coffee and teas

We’ve an outstanding selection of coffee and teas. Artisan Roast’s finest coffee or Wee Tea Company’s speciality teas will soothe you, help you relax, or fill you with the energy needed to kick-start your day.



Outside catering and venue hire

We can cater for your office lunches and meetings. Whether it’s snacks, a tasty treat or a boardroom lunch, give us a call and we’ll deliver to your door. Our cafe is a great venue for business or social events, and it can be hired out for such occasions. Just ask if you’re interested in finding out more.

Have a relaxing cup of coffee at the Cafe on the Corner in Edinburgh

Meet up, or relax on your own

Take some time out and enjoy the cafe’s relaxed atmosphere. It’s a great place to meet with friends and colleagues – or just to chill out on your own. You can take advantage of our free Wi-Fi and enjoy the works of art on display from our sister enterprise, the Gallery on the Corner.

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What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.

Autism includes a spectrum of conditions, affecting people in different ways and although some people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives,  other people may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support. People with autism may also experience over- or under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours. They may also have difficulties understanding some of the rules governing social interaction.

The Café on the Corner is a social enterprise created and run by Autism Ventures. We help adults with autism to realise their potential by giving them opportunities to learn new skills in a real working environment and proper social interaction. As a social enterprise all profits are reinvested in our business to help sustain our support for adults with autism.