Eating good quality gluten free food, mainly in Edinburgh


Caffeine Drip

cd2I like this place. It has a bit of a vibe, is packed with young people enjoying quality food and the service is really friendly. After months of marital nagging, I arranged to have lunch here to try out the gluten free options. It is popular so I arrived early and was glad I did as the party really got started at about 12.30 and anything after that I would have been pushed to find a table.

The huge menus have great options, with lots of delicious veggie wraps, paninis and sandwiches and all with a South African edge. There are gluten free bread options including bagels and sandwiches and while there is no separate menu, the staff are pretty clued up and a quick personal visit from chef sorts everything out. Where my family opted for bread options, including an AMAZING looking ‘killer club’ sandwich which even a teenager could not finish, I went for a salad.

cd3The service was pretty speedy given how busy the Caffeine Drip gets, and my Classic Cafe Salad (minus the croutons) arrived quickly. With tasty dressing and a huge heap of salad in a slightly wobbly wooden bowl, this was a seriously hearty meal. In fact, it was so hearty I did not have room for the cakes sadly. However, I have tried some of the gluten free options before and I can tell you they are always excellent! And look at the choice of cakes on offer – with many of them vegan too.

cd4Give Caffeine Drip a go. It is a young buzzy place that has only been open a year, but is very popular. While the downstairs is a bit claustrophobic, it is fun and lively, the food is good and the gluten free options pretty extensive. It would be a great place for a gluten free breakfast too and opens at 7.30 am!


Caffeine Drip
10 Melville Place, Edinburgh
Please mention Gluten Free Edinburgh when booking.