Every penny you spend on our hearty hot meals, scrumptious salads, brews or veg-packed smoothies helps us provide the best possible care for older people and those with dementia in Edinburgh. Our bright, spacious Stockbridge community café is fully accessible and welcomes all; from the young to the, well, young-at-heart.

Every weekday, Tony and his team rustle up delicious, nutritious meals that you can have sitting in or take away, in full or half portions – perfect for wee ones or just those with wee appetites.

Our food and our philosophy

LifeCare’s philosophy is all about giving everyone extra years of zest and this ethos is certainly evident in CaféLife.
We use fresh, healthy ingredients and different styles of cuisine, so you can sample something new or savour something you love.

Customers enjoying lunch at Stockbridge's community cafe CafeLife

We’re here to provide affordable, nutritious meals for the entire community.

Our regulars

We’re family friendly, wheelchair friendly, buggy friendly, toddler and baby friendly, breastfeeding friendly. We’re just plain friendly all round.
So make us your local café and support a local cause. We’re the heart of the community.

Our awards:


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Healthy Living award

For the fourth year running, CafeLife are proud recipients of the Healthy Living award. This illustrates our ongoing commitment to serving you food made with healthier ingredients.


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Breastfeeding award

CaféLife are champions of health and nutrition. We’re a family friendly, breastfeeding friendly café and, in recognition of this, we have received the Breastfeeding award from NHS Lothian, as part of a pilot project to actively promote Breastfeeding friendly spaces, like ours.

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday: 9am to 4pm.


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Vegetable smoothies at CafeLife Stockbridge

Delicious 100% Natural Vegetable Smoothies

They don’t call this the “Queen of the Greens” for nothing.

The super trendy dark green one with Vitamins A&C, Potassium and Manganese.

Also really good when blended with Coconut water or almond milk instead of apple juice.

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Volunteer with us

Join Guiliano, as a volunteer café host in CafeLife.

Tony our chef and his team are looking for a cafe host to help out in our busy cafe. Please get in touch for more details.