Cafes, picnics spots and toilets en route

Planning to lead a ride and wondering where to go? Lots to choose from here!

We hope this table will be helpful for leaders and members. The starting points for each area are only suggestions and of course you may choose to start from any of our designated meet points.

Note too that MelloVelo have a list of out of town cafes in Scotland and Northern England on their website which is accesible by region. They do not promise to keep it up to date and suggest you check - there is usually a web link attached.

Please be aware that cafes may change their name, shut down, open up or alter their opening hours, so please refer to their website or give them a call before you go.  It would also be extremely helpful to contact the committee or post on the any changes or any new places. 

Starting Point Picnic Destinations Cafe destinations en route toilets  
East Lothian Aberlady front Tranent asda Port Seton  
from Fisherrow Dirleton Castle Coffee Lounge Tranent Musselburgh  
Commonwealth Pool Haddington by river Merryhatton East Fortune Tranent  

Amisfield Walled Garden

Smeaton G C East Linton(Longer ride)

  Yellowcraigs beach(longer Ride)

Redhouse Nurseries Longniddry

North Berwick ( Longer Ride)  
  Hailes Castle Gifford Lanterne Rouge Merryhatton for toilets  
  Hopes reservoir

Haddington Loft

East Linton Park (check times)


  North Berwick (Longer Ride) Haddington Plough Inn Prestonpans  
  East Linton Park (Longer Ride) Gosford Bothy Farm Shop  Longniddry Bents no. 2  
  Chesters Fort + Haddington Costa, North Berwick (Longer Ride)    
  Gifford Soutra Coffee House (Longer Ride)  
    Cockenzie Cadell Cafe    
    Humbie Hub  (Longer Ride)  
    Archerfield Garden Centre    
    Café Joli Longniddry    
    The Mart, East Linton EH40 3DN    
    Drift Café, nr Tantallon    

 Rosearista (till 3pm Sundays), off

Pencaitland railway path

    Diggory’s (closed Sunday)    
    Falko, Haddington    
    Carlyle House Café, Haddington    
    The Smithy Café, Tyninghame    
    Steampunk Coffee, North Berwick    
Mid Lothian Vogrie Country Park Vogrie Country Park Dalkeith  
South East Dalkeith Country Park Dalkeith Country Park Gore bridge  
Robins Nest Nest Gilmerton Road Crichton Castle National Mining Museum Gorebridge

Loanhead Leisure Centre

Public toilets - Loanhead | Midlothian Council


Commonwealth pool Gladhouse Reservoir (Longer ride) Dobbies Eskbank Tesco at Hardengreen  
     Beacon Café ,Dalkeith (closed Sundays)    
     Bank of Dalkeith Small Business Hub    
Mid Lothian Roslin Glen Country Park The Original, Roslin Penicuik  
South Pentland Reservoirs Corner Café Currie

Loanhead Leisure Centre

Public toilets - Loanhead | Midlothian Council


From Charwood Fairmile Rosebury Reservoir West Linton golf club    
Commonwealth Pool Gladhouse Reservoir (Longer ride) Whitmuir GC    
  West Linton  Dollys, Roslin    
West Lothian Beecraigs Country Park Beecraigs Visitor centre Heriot watt  
South West Muiravonside Country Park Muiravonside Café Almondell country park  
from Redhall Park Almondvale Park Dobbies Houston Mains Raw Farm Nurseries East Calder  
  Polkemmet Country Park longer ride) Klondyke GC Livingston Tesco at Hermiston  
  Almondell country Park Williamsons GC Uphall    
    West Lothian Golf Course    
    Balance Bistro Livingston    
     Veitch's Garden ,East Calder    
West Lothian Linlithgow Ratho Bridge Inn South Queensferry  
West Blackness Castle Mannerstons Café Linlithgow  
from Roseburn Path Bo'ness Rouken Glen  Sainsbury, Linlithgow Bridge  
  Cairnpapple Ratho Climbing Centre Kirkliston Leisure Centre  
  Kelpies (Longer Ride) Kelpies Cafe (Longer Ride)    
    Little Bakery S outh Queensferry    
    Craigies Farm Shop    
    Conifox GC    
    Strawberry Linlithgow    
    Coffee Neuk Linlithgow    
    Burgh Halls Linlithgow    
     Bridge 49    
     Lobster pot, Blackness    
    Railbridge Bistro , S Queensferry    
    Fico’s , Kirkliston    
    Hopeton GC    
Fife North Queensferry Pubs in N Queensferry Inverkeithing  
from Roseburn Path Dalgety Bay Aberdour McTaggarts (shown as closed on Google May 2024) 21 High Street, Aberdour  

St Mungo’s Parish Church Community Café

Monday & Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10am through till 4pm.

Good inexpensive fare 2024

  Aberdour Silver Sands (no ebike charging) Culross  
  Dunfermline Pittencrieff Dunfermline Pittencrieff café Charlestown  
  Townhill Country Park Coorie by the Coast    
  Charlestown Ship Inn Limekilns    
  Limekilns Townhill Country Park Cafe    
  Culross (Longer ride) Abbey Tea Rooms    
  Lochore Meadows Fairleys Garden Centre Cairneyhill    
  Kinghorn Loch Kinghorn Loch  Café    
     Inn at Charleston    
    Louis Browns, Dalgety Bay