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Find us at 8 Forrest Road, EH1 2QN.

Union of Genius soup cafe is open 8:30-4pm Monday to Friday.  This week we are also open on Saturday, 12 - 4pm.

Would you like free soup for a year? Our silver soupons are back for a short time. Check out the details here.

Now that spring is here, SALADS are back and so is our outdoor seating.

We serve our homemade porridge and granola for breakfast, coffee from Artisan Roast, tea from eteaket, hot chocolate from the Chocolate Tree and a range of cakes and snacks from the healthy to the indulgent all day.

And, naturally, 6 soups every day for lunch. Our seasonal soups this month are:

  • Caldo Verde (gf, df) - our Scottish fusion of the Portugese classic with chorizo, potato and kale;
  • Butternut and lime (vegan; df, gf)

  • Lebanese lemon, lentil and spinach (vegan; df, gf)

You will find these on the menu every day for the month. Our other soups change daily so please check out the full weekly menu below.*

All our soups are served with artisan bread from Dough-Re-Mi bakery, oatcakes or gluten-free options.

For the latest daily menus check us out on Facebook and Twitter.

Want to know what's on Dumbo - our soup van at George Square? You can check out the weekly menu here.

Tuesday 22 April
Ghanaian chicken and peanut curry (df, gf)
Tuscan Bean (vegan; df)
Tomato, roast sweet pepper and harissa (vegan; df, gf)

Moroccan couscous with roast butternut and goat's cheese (veggie)
Spanish chorizo with potato and chickpea (df, gf)

Wednesday 23 April
Lamb harira (df, gf)
Curried chickpea with spinach (vegan; df, gf)
Just Good Lentil (veggie; gf)

Freekeh with feta, apricot and almond (veggie)
Paprika chicken, spelt, and roast cherry tomatoes (df)

Thursday 24 April
Cock-a-leekie (gf)
Carrot and coconut (vegan; df, gf)
Tagine-spiced chickpea (vegan; df, gf)

Friday 25 April
Chicken Noodle (df)
Potage Bonne Femme - vegetable cream with chervil (veggie; gf)
Chic-pea - chickpea and freekeh with spinach and za'atar (vegan; df)

Kisir - Turkish tabbouleh (vegan; df)

Saturday 26 April - yes we are open from 12-4pm
All seasonal plus some amazing  guest soups!

As a special event we will be open on Saturday April 26th from 12-4pm. This is our third year opening to support Conpulsion, Scotland's leading games convention. This year we are delighted to be donating to a portion of our proceeds to Community Ability Network in Edinburgh: a charity offering Benefit advice, tribunals and appeals, debt advice, employment law and tribunals, fuel poverty issues, volunteering opportunities.

gf = gluten free; df = dairy free

*All soups available from 11am with some ready earlier.