A1, Junction West Barns; 13 minutes
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
You will find wonderful views of the East Lothian coast from the picture windows of Drift, an award-winning clifftop container café with spectacular panoramas over the North Sea and Bass Rock. Watch clouds or breakers roll in as you refuel.
Farmers Jo and Stuart launched with a simple quest: to offer decent coffee, finger-licking cakes, tasty breakfasts and wholesome lunches to locals and drop-ins alike. 'Strength to strength' springs to mind and they've built on this robust base ever since. “The scones have a following of their own,” admits Jo. Drift works hard with Scotland's agritourism sector and the excellence of its small, cooked-from-fresh menu has earned this memorable spot a Visit Scotland 'Taste Our Best' award.
Perch on the cliff's edge among the herbs with a street-food-style hot roll from the trailer (in season). Gaze over the sea or climb down to the beach.
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