Plan your visit



Penguins Café overlooks the world-famous Penguins Rock and has spectacular views of the Pentland Hills from its outdoor decking area. The café serves a selection of breakfast rolls, ciabattas, salads and soup of the day. For the kids there are babycinos, hot chocolate and Penguins Lunch Bags.

Enjoy a cup of freshly-ground coffee and treat yourself to one of our cakes, freshly baked on site, or choose from a variety of Walls and Mackie’s ice creams.

Fancy something a little bit different? Why not try our handmade sausage roll or chocolate brownie (with only non-gluten containing ingredients) which are both served by the inch to suit your appetite.

Penguins Café has been awarded the Soil Association Food for Life, Bronze Award, meaning every egg is a free range egg, and all of our meat is farm assured and can be traced back to the farm. We never use fish on the Marine Conservation Society “fish to avoid” list, and we are completely free from controversial additives.

  • Internal and external seating
  • Disabled access and facilities
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Kids highchairs available

Special Dietary Requirements

Each of our restaurants and cafés have dedicated allergen folders, which detail the allergens of each menu item in that particular outlet. Food prepared onsite may contain milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts and tree nuts.

We recommend speaking to a member of our staff before ordering who can help suggest the best dishes or alternative options to suit your needs.


Normal Opening Hours

Penguins Café is open from 10am until half an hour before the zoo closes.

Penguins Café menu

All catering outlet opening times are subject to weather conditions and visitor numbers.

No picnics are permitted in the restaurant or café.


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