Leith’s first wine café – TOAST – will open at 65 The Shore on Tuesday 8th August. Offering a casual coffee, wine and food experience, Toast will celebrate the pure enjoyment of eating and drinking with friends.
Located in a former art gallery, Toast brings a new and unique café destination to The Shore. With 44 seats inside and 20 outside, Toast will deliver friendly service in a contemporary environment on the banks of the Water of Leith. Making it the perfect place to enjoy a good glass of wine no matter what the weather is.
Open 7 days from early until late, Toast will serve simple yet imaginative food alongside a carefully-curated, predominantly, biodynamic, organic and natural wine list. Wines can be enjoyed by the glass, or sommelier Seli Shama can create a bespoke tasting menu to suit individual tastes. A tasting room, that will host regular events, is opening at a later date. Hoping to make the most of local suppliers you can find the likes of: Monmouth Coffee Company, Bibendum Wines, L’Art du Vin, Hallgarten Druitt Wines, Liberty Wines, Raeburn Fine Wines, Williams Bros Craft Beers, The Campervan Brewery, Secret Herb Garden, George Bowers Butcher, Armstrongs Fishmonger, Quay Commons, Pastry Section and Grams.
Head Chef Lizzie Arber and her team are creating a menu of great-tasting dishes with ingredients sourced from local suppliers. With seasonal produce at the heart of the breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch and evening menus, Toast will be taking well-loved dishes and giving them an exciting new twist. From classic breakfast dishes in the morning to artisanal salads, soups and sourdough sandwiches at lunch, sharing platters and tapas-style plates in the evening, there will be something perfect to choose for any time of the day.
Toast’s coffee is sourced from Monmouth Coffee Company, the oldest roaster in Britain. A choice of creative cakes, pasties and breads, including vegan and gluten-free options, are sourced from Quay Commons, Pastry Section and Grams. A hand-picked selection of craft beers sits alongside a short but intriguing cocktail list, devised by Toast’s expertly-trained bar staff.
Owner Zak Hanif commented: “Toast’s philosophy is to welcome everyone at all times. One table may be enjoying flat whites and cake, whilst the next are drinking craft beers, and another is sharing a charcuterie plate with a bottle of wine. The uniting factor is the unfaltering quality of everything we will be serving.”
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 11pm
Friday and Saturday: 8am – 1am
Sunday: 9am – 10pm
Toast is both child-friendly and dog-friendly.
Toast | 65 The Shore, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA |