A new cafe at St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh will provide parishioners with a place to grab a brew after Mass while helping a brilliant local charity.

Coffee Saints is set to open on Thursday 2 September and will be the only ethical cafe in the revamped St James' Quarter area.

The exciting new social enterprise will be run by the Grassmarket Community Project (GCP) in partnership with St Mary's.

Jonny Kinross CEO of GCP said: "Your primary reason for enjoying Coffee Saints will be the exceptional food and the fantastic, highly skilled staff. The added bonus will be knowing that every purchase made will directly benefit those in need."

Homeless people and those who are destitute will be served a feee meal every week with "dignity, acceptance, love and respect".

Services and support such as counselling, educational programmes and training for work will also be offered free to the community, thanks to you eating or drinking at Coffee Saints.

The Grassmarket Project was founded by Greyfriars Kirk and is a Scottish Registered Charity that supports Edinburgh's most isolated and vulnerable people. For more info about Coffee Saints email hello@coffeesaints.co.uk