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Open daily from 6am to 8pm, Zest is something of an institutionin a town that’s hardly short of institutions. It’s the sort of place where the banter flies and the air is redolent of freshly ground coffee and freshly squeezed oranges. The South Street cafe is ideal for popping into for a quick coffee on the way to work or a leisurely lunch as your schedule permits. While food to go is always an option, the atmosphere is more conducive to lingering over a generously filled sandwich while you sip the froth off a cappuccino. Much more than just a coffee shop, Zest also doesa bustling outside catering trade, providing sandwiches and finger food for corporate events, team-building exercises, office lunches and other get-togethers. Locals are more enamoured with Zest on account of the simple things it does well however; healthy smoothies, delicious coffee and thick, hearty lentil soup. On days when the weather is amenable, al fresco dining is the way to go, but the rest of the time the cosy cafe forms a warm and welcoming haven. The Zest team are committed to supporting healthy living and recently partnered with Better FIT to dispense free smoothies to Fitness Unlocked participants. It’s just one of many ways in which Zest can be found engaging with the local community. Of course, healthy living doesn’t have to come at the expense of forgoing treats altogether. Zest has its fair share of indulgent cakes and traybakes that form the perfect partner to a mid-morning cuppa, including a gluten-free sour cherry and hazelnut traybake that’s too good to decline. To mitigate the guilt, order one of Zest’s exquisite salads for lunch. Loaded with seeds, mozzarella, broccoli, green beans and pasta, each one’s bursting with goodness, flavour and zest.

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95 South Street

St Andrews
KY16 9QW

01334 471451



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Zest is a perfect haven for anyone wanting to enjoy a light lunch, coffee and a slice of cake whilst perusing a paper or a good book! I was welcomed by very friendly staff who were happy to find me a table where I could sit and read for a few hours. I had a chicken and pesto sandwich which was beautifully fresh and full of flavour, accompanied by one of tastiest bowls of carrot soup I've ever had! After lunch, I treated myself to a coffee and a slice of millionaire shortbread, both of which were delicious. There was a good choice of sandwiches, toasties and cakes on offer, and I hope to return when I'm next in St Andrews - Thank you for a peaceful few hours and a great lunch!

- Julie S - 16-04-2018

Tasty food and friendly staff. Not expensive either.

- Stuart Farish - 01-05-2017