More than just a coffee shop

The Open Door in Morningside has been supporting older people, people with mental health issues and other vulnerable people in our community for 36 years. We do this through our cafe, volunteer placements, day services for older people and our social groups in art and poetry. Our premises are used by many other groups, charities and faiths.  Inclusion is our byword.  The Open Door aims to reduce isolation and loneliness by providing love, support, inclusion and a sense of community.

Our Mission Statement

‘The Open Door aims to reduce isolation and loneliness by providing love, friendship, support, inclusion and a sense of community.’

‘Let’s eat together’  Friendship Club 

The Open Door Sunday Lunch
Come along and enjoy a 2 course meal with good company for only £3.50!
First Sunday of the month 1pm-3pm
The Open Door Cafe
420 Morningside Rd,
EH10 5HY
EVERYONE is welcome!
For more information please call. 


We have two spacious rooms available for hire. our largest room can accommodate up to 20 people. We currently hire out to art groups, exercise classes and for AGM’s. Prices start from £14 per hour. Our cafe space is also available for more formal functions or fundraisers. call 0131 447 9757 for more information.

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We are looking for a new member of staff to join our friendly staff Team.

Fundraising, PR and Events Co-ordinator


The post holder will work 22.5 hours per week, usually 7.5 hours per day over three days Monday to Friday during office hours. The role will include occasional evening and weekend working to deliver fundraising events, for which time off in lieu will be given.

Salary: £22,000 per annum (£13,200 pro rata)

Applications can be returned to for more information please call 0131 447 9757 and speak to a member of staff.

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“This past year I’ve been helping The Open Door Morningside, a wonderful place that helps to care for the elderly in our community.”

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I can think of no better motivation to keep running and get fit than to do it not just for me, but for the kind and wonderful people in my community. My pledge is to run 5km 365 times in 2018 and to raise as much money as I can for the Open Door and help provide places and support for those who need it most. I think more should be done to give back to our amazing older generation and this is my way to help.

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Run 5km every day for 1 year

I pledge to run 5km 365 times in 2018. I will try to run each and every day and track it on strava so I can post my progress. I will also take pictures as I expect I will become much fitter and healthier in my mission!  YOU CAN SUPPORT SIMON ON THE LINK BELOW 🙂

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