This beautiful beach cafe near Edinburgh reopens and lets you have coffee in a horse trailer


One of East Lothian’s most original cafes will reopen to customers from July 20.DRIFT cafe has announced that it will reopen the doors of its recycled shipping containers, serving delicious pastries and cafes with unparalleled views of the rugged coast.

The cafe is located just outside of North Berwick and has been a staple of Quarrel Sands since it opened in 2019.

To allow customers to make a safe return, owners Jo and Stuart McNicol revealed that they have now installed a series of outdoor picnic tables as well as a renovated horse trailer that will allow some additional space under cover.

Jo McNicol, a former professor, who has had ambitions for this cliffside location for many years, said:

“Coffee has become an integral part of the community and a fantastic tourist destination for those who visit the East Coast, so we are extremely happy to reopen and return to what we do best.

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“We have been overwhelmed with people asking us when we can reopen and with a limited number of locks in cities, we expect to see an increase in the number of visitors wishing to take advantage of open spaces and wide open spaces. DRIFT is perfectly placed to serve just that.

“We are very fortunate to enjoy some of the best views and the wildlife and marine life here is remarkable. Last week we saw a group of dolphins playing not far from the shore – something we will never take for granted and we are eager to share with our customers.

“In recent months, the agritourism industry has taken a serious hit and the pandemic has been brutally difficult for many small businesses. I am hopeful that as the lockdown is released, the nation will support entrepreneurial small businesses and keep places like DRIFT alive. ”

The café will open in accordance with Visit Scotland’s new health and safety industry standard “We Good To Go” which reassures customers that a COVID-19 risk assessment has been completed and that the company complies with all respective government and public health guidelines.


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