Eating good quality gluten free food, mainly in Edinburgh


Pentland Hills Cafe Express

We had a great surprise at the weekend, when walking in the Pentland Hills. The old visitor centre at Flotterstone is now a cafe and takeaway!  Even more of a surprise was that it sells gluten free cakes, some amazing little truffles, baked potatoes  and also GF sandwiches.

The service is super-friendly and we enjoyed some delicious gluten free (possibly also vegan) truffles and fudge – a great treat at the end of a hillwalk.¬† My gluten-eating husband had a huge cheese scone, but I wouldn’t have been left out if I had wanted a sandwich made with GF bread, brownie or a large slice of carrot cake.

I did spot that the GF cakes were beneath the non-GF in the chill counter, so it would be great if they switched them round to avoid contamination, but other than that, this is a nice spot to stop for a coffee and cake or quick lunch.

Isn’t great when you spot these places?


Pentland Hills Cafe Express
Former Flotterstone Visitors' centre Penicuik EH26 0PR
01968 670533
Please mention Gluten Free Edinburgh when booking.