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Forest Cafe

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Address

  • 141 Lauriston Place
  • Edinburgh
  • Scotland
  • EH39JN
  • United Kingdom

Regular hours

Monday
10:00 – 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 23:00
Thursday
10:00 – 23:00
Friday
10:00 – 23:00
Saturday
10:00 – 22:30
Sunday
10:00 – 23:00

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About

The Forest is a volunteer-run, collectively-owned, free arts and events project. We are also a registered charity, #SC038234 to be exact. We run a vegetarian café and a dedicated basement space for people to get involved in any creative activity imaginable. Our events have included music, theatre, dancing, yoga, massage, poetry recitals, art displays, knit-ins, book tours, language teaching, monsterbike making…and plenty more. We’re always on the lookout for new events and ideas, even when they take us to space.

The Forest has come a long way since its birth in 2000 in a tiny month-by-month let in Westport. For 8 years we ran in a beautiful old church at the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, where we ran a multi award-winning Fringe venue, an acclaimed publishing house, a record label, and a hundred other wonders. Now we’re located at 141 Lauriston Place, in Tollcross.  

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