Cafe in Kirkwall's Modern Sports & Leisure Centre

The Picky Cafe is centrally located within The Pickaquoy Centre, Orkney’s premiere sport and leisure facility, making it a great place to refuel your senses. It's the ideal space to meet with friends, indulge in a well-earned cake after a fitness class, or take the family for an affordable lunch.

Refurbished in 2017, The Picky Café offers a modern and welcoming atmosphere for all ages to enjoy. We serve a variety of hot and cold menu options using local produce as often as possible. We serve cake and buns from local baker, Karen’s Cakes, offering a selection of different flavours including vegan and gluten free options. We are proud to serve coffee from The Orkney Roastery as our house coffee.

We aim to meet all dietary needs offering vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options and offer two soups daily, one of which will always be vegetarian. We also have a delicious children’s menu with a variety of choices for the little ones to choose from.

The Picky Café is open Monday – Saturday, 9.30am – 6pm and on Sundays from 10am – 4pm. Visit for more information and to see a full menu.

The café can also cater for parties or events of any size and offers a wide selection of food and drink options. If you would like more information on getting an event catered for, email