The Scottish tooth is famously sweet and every region has its local cakes, bread or piece of confectionery.

Many Scottish classics, such as drop-scones and oatcakes contain few ingredients and could easily be cooked at home on the “girdle”; they are often dense in texture and richly calorific: the perfect antidote to the famous Scottish weather!

The Scottish “high tea” is a late afternoon meal designed to replenish a hungry, hardworking population and is rounded off with piles of scones, drop scones and cakes.


Drift, housed in a shipping container and situated on a cliff-edge near North Berwick, has breathtaking views over the Bass Rock, and serves hearty scones, cakes and sausage rolls as well as main meals made with local and Scottish ingredients seven days a week.

In addition to the café there is a horsebox providing food to take away, which has become hugely popular with people walking and cycling along the 45-mile East Lothian coastal path.

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