Newly refurbished, the Smithy Cafe & Restaurant is the perfect place to stop for some food or a refreshment or two after a busy day exploring the island of Shapinsay.

Found in the heart of Balfour village, the Smithy is owned and run by the local community and offers a wide range of breakfast, lunch and light bite options, as well as hot drinks and Orkney beers and spirits.

Housed in the island's former blacksmith's building, the Smithy re-opened in June 2023 and has quickly become a vibrant hub for islanders, and it offers a warm welcome to visitors hopping over on the ferry from Kirkwall too.

There are plenty of plans for the future at the Smithy too, including events, workshops and more. Keep in touch on social media for the latest information, menu options and opening times.

Breakfast & hot filled rolls are served between 10am and 12pm, with lunches between 12pm and 2pm and coffee and cake on offer all day.