- Freshly Prepared Food Created by a Michelin Star Chef
- 100% (Every Single Penny) of our Profits Donated to Good Causes
- 1 in 4 of our team are made up from formerly homeless people

Welcome to Social Bite…

Social Bite is a sandwich shop with a difference. We prepare delicious hand made food everyday, using fresh, healthy and local produce. Our menu is created by Michelin star chef Mike Mathieson, and is competitively priced, offering outstanding value for money.

But the main difference between Social Bite and the rest is that we are a ‘Social Business’. This means that 100% (every single penny) of our profits are given to good causes and 1 in 4 of our team are formerly homeless people. We also feed the local homeless community through our ‘Suspended Coffee and Food’ initiative.

This is not a PR spin. This is not a token gesture. This is just a different kind of business. A business to help others. This is a Social Business.

 

Our Team

When you choose to eat and drink at Social Bite, you are directly changing the lives of local homeless people. People you used to see begging or selling the big issue on the streets around the shop. 25% of our staff are from homeless backgrounds. As part of their employment with social bite, we help them into accommodation, make sure their hygiene is perfect, give them an income and help them build a different life. In return they become some of our best employees.
Meet Some of our Team.

Suspended Coffee

Social Bite offers ‘Suspended Coffee and Food’.
This means that our customers can pay in advance for a coffee or anything item of food from our menu, and a local homeless person can come into our shop to claim it.
We currently provide nutritious food and hot drinks to over 30 homeless people per shop, who visit us on a daily basis and get a filling sandwich, hot bowl of soup or a coffee as a direct consequence of your kindness.
Donate a Suspended Item Now

The Social Bite Dream

At the time of writing this, Social Bite have one small shop on Rose Street in Edinburgh. Our ambition is to grow into a large chain of Sandwich shops competing with all of the big brands like Pret a Manger, EAT, Baguette Express and Greggs. No matter how big Social Bite grows, no individual will ever get rich from the business. After staff are paid and costs are covered every penny of profit is put towards tackling social problems here and abroad. The dream is that one day there will be a chain of Social Bite’s donating millions of pounds to many charities, and employing hundreds of people, 25% of whom will have been homeless. We know that this dream will remain just a dream unless our food, service and value for money is the best in town. If you can keep buying your lunch from us, We promise to work incredibly hard to be the best sandwich shop in town and to make this dream a reality
Update: Social Bite – shop no.2 is on track for opening in Edinburgh before Christmas. Thanks for your support!

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Visit Us



Come and visit us on Rose Street & Shandwick Place Edinburgh. We are serving freshly prepared Sandwiches, Salads, Soups, Baguettes, Wraps, Hot Meals, Gourmet Pies and Organic Coffee.

Opening Hours

  • Monday9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Thursday9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed

Get in Touch

  • Phone: 0131 220 8206

  • 131Rose Street,
    Edinburgh EH2 4JN

  • info@social-bite.co.uk