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Hunt & Darton Cafe

Hunt & Darton Cafe. Photo by Christa Holka.

Open midday till late (closed Mondays)

Live Art duo Hunt & Darton will open and manage their fully functioning pop-up cafe in Edinburgh for the duration of the festival this August. Serving up hearty roast dinner sandwiches from 12 noon and transforming into a holiday camp bar in the evening, Hunt & Darton Cafe is the perfect Fringe retreat.

All encompassing hosts Hunt & Darton expose the inner workings of their business by presenting everything as art – from the public display of their bank balance to the lovingly handpicked charity shop crockery.

A full rota of artist waiters serve food like Battenberg cakes, fondant fancies and the signature roast dinner sandwich. Whether seeking surprising art or a relaxing place to spend the afternoon, Hunt & Darton Cafe satisfies appetites in more ways than one.

Full programme of guest waiters:

Hunt & Darton Cafe was recently presented for four weeks in Cambridge as part of the Live Art Collective East programme, produced by Artsadmin and supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Date and time

4–26 August 2012

Please note
This is now a past event.


7-21 St Mary's Street,
Edinburgh, EH1 1SU