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US$7 - US$12
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Cafe, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The location is amazing & they've really nailed the food & the design as well. Would be very hard to improve on this as the simplicity is a big part of the charm. There is a separate take out menu with outside seating. The structure...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really great coffee and cake. The view alone makes this place worth a visit. If you are passing on the coast route why wouldn’t you stop here!?More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Drift, Owner at Drift, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your 5* review. It's good to hear you enjoyed your coffee and cake which is exactly how we began 3 years ago to the day of writing this review. Hopefully we shall see you again before too long if passing...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Spectacularly good brunch and cake (we were greedy). Jaw dropping views, lovely, relaxed and inclusive atmosphere. Our first time and can't wait to go back!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Drift, Owner at Drift, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your 5* review. It's great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your first experience at Drift and wish to return. It is also super to see you enjoyed your brunch from our new menu and felt you had room for cake....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is with dismay that I write this negative review of Drift Cafe. I rarely feel compelled to share my negative experiences of restaurants, however my visit to Drift was so unpleasant that I felt a duty to share. Drift is set in a beautiful...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Drift, Owner at Drift, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. To begin, as mentioned in prior correspondence we were very sorry to hear you had fallen unwell after your visit to Drift. The first this was heard was in a telephone call to which our Manager responded to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible view and pleasant environment but food is over priced with portions far too small to sustain an adult human. I had the hash which was tasty but would be considered a large starter in a normal restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Drift, Owner at Drift, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your review, it is always good to get feedback especially with this being a new journey for us here at Drift. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the view and felt our surroundings inside to be pleasant. We're sorry to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sun came out and we sat overlooking Canty Bay. Very rich muffins and exceptional Green tea. Views of The Bass Rock and Tantallon Castle, so enticing.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Drift, Owner at Drift, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your 5* review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our muffins and yes the mojitea green tea is so refreshing.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular location and view but the food was below par. Only sampled bacon rolls but the bacon was overcooked and almost broke into crumbs as I ate it. Felt as if it had been deep fried or reheated. Coffee tepid. Staff pleasant but at over...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Drift, Owner at Drift, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your review, it's good to receive feedback and our sincere apologies for the late response. We very much welcome feedback at the time of visiting also. In this case we would have been more than happy to remake your bacon...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a glorious setting, with views across to the Bass Rock, and outside seating in the Covid-limited times. The two ladies in the Takeaway van were a delight and we will return. It would be wonderful to enjoy a meal inside on a wild and...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Drift, Owner at Drift, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your 5* review and sincere apologies for the delay in our response. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed every aspect of our service and food at Drift. We very much look forward to welcoming you back perhaps on a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although an idyllic setting, it really wasn't worth waiting the unfathomable amount of time that we did today. My wife stood in the queue for 20 minutes, at which time 3 people had been served and we decided that life was too short to wait...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Drift, Owner at Drift, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the setting and we're sorry for the time waiting in the queue. We like to give each of our customers time, answering any queries, helping with decisions on what to purchase and carefully presenting these to...More

Reviewed 4 May 2021

Wow! What an amazing location Lovely little cafe serving quality fresh food and great coffee Friendly and helpful staff With views to die for If you're in East Lothian go here!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Drift, Owner at Drift, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your 5* review! We're so thrilled you enjoyed your whole experience at Drift and very much look forward to welcoming you back to perhaps sample our new inside menu.

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june c
1 December 2020|
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Response from N8603MSjoannam | Property representative |
So sorry for the late response. No we don’t have a height bar in place, feel free to drive on in and park up where you can.
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Maria Jose C
24 September 2019|
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Response from Freedom59921334567 | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we have a banana and ginger cake, freshly made plain scones which can be served with dairy free spread, and our soup depending on the day is also dairy free but please check this. We serve soy and oatly in place... More
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Connector626176
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Response from Freedom59921334567 | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we offer 2 gluten free cakes including a cherry and almond or chocolate and raspberry alongside our soup which can be served with a gluten free roll of a bacon and egg roll with spinach and herb aioli.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drift

Yes, Drift offers takeaway services.

Yes, Drift offers delivery services.

Drift is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4