Community Cafe at Whitmuir

Whitmuir Community Farm are taking over the cafe at Whitmuir. The cafe is at the heart of Whitmuir and connects so many of our other activities together. With this in mind, as well as providing amazing food to our visitors we also want to illustrate all the important benefits of cooking from scratch, organic food, local food (it doesn’t get more local than the food grown on the farm!) and a zero waste system where the cafe can respond quickly to seasonal changes on the farm and use any excess produce from the farm shop. The cafe will also be a space for training, education, community activities, groups and events.

We are recruiting!
Job Vacancies


The cafe at Whitmuir Farm is now being run as a not for profit organisation by the Whitmuir Community Benefit Society.  We are open between 10am and 5pm seven days a week selling coffee and cakes all day and breakfasts and simple lunches until 3 pm.  We have lovely customers, some local who you get to know, others from further afield breaking a journey or friends using us as a meeting point due to our central location.  We are looking for chef/cook for the kitchen. This is a full time position, working five days out of seven. You don’t need to be a trained chef but you need to know how to run a small kitchen to local authority hygiene standards.  If this position interests you but you don’t necessarily have full time hours available then please get in touch anyway. 

Waiting Staff

We have some part-time waiting shifts available and we would be delighted if they could be filled by people living locally.  We already have staff from Penicuik, Blythe Bridge, Romannobridge and Dolphinton and I know how much they appreciate their short drive to work.  You don’t need to have worked in a cafe before but previous experience working with the public would be useful. The main thing is a willingness to learn the job and a desire to provide great customer service.  Your own transport is essential as Whitmuir is not on a bus route. If you think this would suit you please send me a short note explaining why you would be interested in working for us and mention any relevant experience

Wages are negotiable and dependant on experience.  

To get in touch please email or phone 01968 661908 and leave a message for Eileen.