Falko, Haddington

Characterful dog-friendly coffee shop on the Haddington main street. Great coffees and good soups. The Salmon Royale is also highly recommended. If you want lunch, get there before kitchen closes at 3pm. Busy during October as it is in the only place open, so be prepared to queue for bit – not taking bookings at present.

The walk alongside the river is looking lovely in all the autumn colours – and it’s fun to trace the old mill stream alongside the path.

The Tyninghame Smithy

Gorgeous little café in the heart of the conservation village of Tyninghame in East Lothian. Dogs welcome inside and out. Cosy and quirky. The quiches are really tasty if the soup has run out.

Indoor seating now reopened with a different seating arrangement to that pictured. Plenty of tables outdoors too if you prefer to stay in the fresh air.
Very popular traditional Seesaw at the front.
Only 5 minutes drive and then 15 minutes walk to the stunning Tyninghame beach.

As well as the beach, there are super walks both in the paddock behind the village hall and in the woods around #Tyninghame house, as long as you avoid the private areas.

Red House Garden Centre

Red house Garden Centre cafe near Aberlady – The Potting Shed. Lovely sitting outside for lunch on a sunny summer afternoon – a sheltered sun trap. The old castle makes a great backdrop, and being in a garden centre means that there is always plenty of colour around you while you sip your coffee. Dogs also welcome inside. Get there early if you want food. They often run out of everything by early afternoon. Outdoor tables only during Covid.