Situated opposite St Magnus Cathedral in the centre of Kirkwall and known as an Aladdin's Cave! No visit to Orkney is complete without visiting this interesting shop and cafe.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are open 11am-4pm (last orders 3.30pm) for sit-in or takeaway. To pre-order a takeaway or book a sit-in time slot for a table (30 mins for coffee/cake, 1 hour for lunch), phone 01856 874 225 or email

Situated at the back of the shop is our Real Food Cafe where great local Orkney produce is cooked in the open kitchen, while you enjoy a coffee, tea or even a glass of good wine. Choose from local specialities of crab, salmon, fish, cheeses, our own homemade bere bannock with soup of the day or our special hot Orkney meat dishes or just come in and enjoy one of our home bakes. The atmosphere is casual and welcoming and the idea is that you can feel as if you are sitting in your very own kitchen/dining room at home - we even have Orkney chairs that you can sit on!

We are a licenced premises and children are welcome in the cafe at any time of the day.

We are open late till 9pm every day in the busy summer months from June-September; it is advisable to book a table if you wish to eat in the evenings.

Please visit our website if you would like to read more about us.

Other Details

June - Mid Sept
Mon - Sat 9am - 9pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Rest of Year
Mon - Sat 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm