Visit Edinburgh’s first LGBTQ+ Cafe – Kafe Kweer!

LGBTQ+ safe spaces that aren’t exclusively places you drink alcohol are a rarity. This has been a topic of discussion in the LGBTQ+ community ever since safe spaces started popping up. Some queer people are underage and can’t drink but never the less still need safe spaces to exist and fully be themselves. Some LGBTQ+ individuals are fully sober and maybe don’t want to be around alcohol at all. Also it’s just generally nice when more safe spaces exist, no matter what they are.

Are there any LGBTQ+ Cafe's in Edinburgh?

Yes the café formerly known as greenwood is now called Kafe Kweer and is a LGBTQ+ Safe Space

Kafe Kweer is a Queer Café that opened up in Edinburgh over lockdown, it’s a cafe that is openly a safe space for LGBTQ+ individuals and serves affordable and tasty food and drink. The staff is friendly and the buildings interior design is filled with pride flags galore. Overall the Café just has a very cosy and welcoming atmosphere and is a great place to go if you are looking for a bite to eat and is also a great place to go if your are a queer person looking for a sober safe space. It’s also a place that if you are a disabled queer person might be less of a sensory overload as no loud music is playing and there are no drunk people.

  • Visit Kafe Kweer – Edinburgh’s very first fully sober LGBTQ+ safe space
  • Kafe Kweer host many different useful events for queer people like free clothes markets and weekly “chatter days” where on Saturdays you can talk with other LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Serves food and drink
  • Open 8am-4pm

 

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