We’re not the gossipy type, but rumour has it that CafeLife prepares a wide variety of fresh and healthy meals for everyone, in a space where friendship is just as important as food.

So make sure to eat up, because you’re going to need your energy if you want to take part in one of the dance classes we’ve heard they run next door. From swing to Zumba: ABBA may think that the dancing queen is young and sweet, only seventeen, but at this community centre you’re never too old to trade your boredom for a boogie. And if that wasn’t enough, bring along your furry friends and discover that you really can teach an old dog new tricks with the dog training sessions on offer! Here there’s something for everyone, whether you’re old or young; two legs or four; furry or not (ugh, mum, you said you would make dad shave!)

You’ll like them if … You think there’s nothing better in the world than a steamy soup on a dark day — at granny’s house.




What can you get from them?

► A tasty lunch

► Venue hire

► All short of classes at LifeCare community centre



How is your purchase helping?

Supporting and empowering older people to live life to the full

Providing companionship to Edinburgh’s lonely and isolated over-60’s



Volunteering opportunities

Available for locals: Yes


Day Trip

If you happen to be around on a Sunday, watch out for Stockbridge Market. This small gathering of local farmers, cooks and artist have fun stimulating each one of your senses.

Stockbridge is the place to be on a sunny day, with both the Botanical Gardens and Inverleith Park close by. Remember to bring your sunscreen though — despite our relentless moaning, the sun does shine in Scotland from time to time!

For a bite size bit of history swing by St Bernard’s Well. ’Taking the waters’ at this sulphurous spring used to be all the rage — the modern sense of smell is perhaps a bit more delicate …



When choosing how to get there, mind the planet!

Bus: 24/29 Edinb Princes St-Raeburn Place. Average 10min journey
Buses every 20m Mon-Fri / 30min Sat-Sun.
Day ticket £4.50

Walk: 20min from Princes St


Car: 2 Cheyne St
Edinburgh EH4 1JB