The Medan Centre, 14 Oldmeldrum Road
Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7AG
Wed 9.15am to 3.00pm
Thu 9.15am to 3.00pm
Fri 9.15am to 3.00pm
Sat 9.15am to 3.00pm
Sit-in or takeaway. Ample car parking with 2 accessible parking spaces. Baby and toddler play area.
Outdoor seating. Bike shelter with maintenance stand. Doggie parking.
To save disappointment, we would encourage you to book a table by telephoning or emailing us.
To view Cafe48's current menu please click on the link below.
Please like and follow us at https://www.facebook.com/PitmeddenCafe
A community cafe has always been a top priority whenever the Trust carried out community surveys and consultations. So with the purchase of The Medan Centre in March 2020, along came the perfect opportunity to create one.
We recruited Tracy Gibb who had 13 years of experience running her own successful catering business in the area and Cafe48 was born. This was not an easy task as we had the Covid pandemic to contend with but after a lot of hard work Cafe48 opened its doors in November 2020. Cafe48 is named after the Turbine that funds the Trust, an Enercon E48 WEC.
Cafe48 has gone from strength to strength since its opening with Tracy and her hardworking team of Staff and Volunteers offering good honest food at a reasonable price and creating a comfortable and welcoming environment for folk to enjoy. According to feedback and with the number of repeat visitors, we seem to be getting it right!
Cafe48 has extended into the Quarry Room in order to accommodate the growing number of customers and a small play area was created for babies and toddlers.
Since purchasing The Medan Centre, we have been aware of its accessibility restrictions to not only Cafe48 customers but all users of The Medan Centre and are committed to addressing these.
So far we have created an accessible toilet on the Cafe level and an accessible entrance to the Quarry Room. We are currently going through the planning permission process to create a new accessible ramp at the Cafe front door.
We have created a handy Access Guide with all this information and more which can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
Volunteer with Cafe48
Do you have some time to spare and would like to give something back to your community? Although Cafe48 employs Staff, our small team of dedicated Volunteers are essential to it's running and success. Whether it be serving customers or doing the dishes for an hour or even two, we would very much welcome whatever skill or time that you have to give.
For more information and to have an informal chat then please contact our Cafe Manager Tracy Gibb at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone her on 01651 842346.
Or click on the link below to complete and return our Volunteer Expression of Interest Form to Tracy.
We hold the "Taste our Best" award from Visit Scotland
Our Cafe Team worked hard to achieve this award which we have held since 2021.
To view the local producers and shops that Cafe48 proudly supports please click on the link below.
Produce from Wullie's Garden
Our dedicated Volunteer Willie has turned a neglected and overgrown border in the garden into a thriving and productive vegetable garden. Wullie produces a variety of vegetables such as potatoes, lettuce and courgettes, to name but a few, which the Cafe48 kitchen team then put to good use.
We do loyalty cards where if you buy 7 hot drinks you'll get the 8th one free! Who doesn't love a freebie!
Soup and Sweet Wednesdays
Enjoy a soup and a sweet on a Wednesday for £7.80. See our Facebook page for our weekly special soup and sweet.
On top of our usual menu we also do weekly specials. See our Facebook page for our weekly specials. Our weekly special scone is always a sell-out!
Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering Opportunities
We are now pleased to have partnered with Meldrum Academy and are providing volunteering opportunities for pupils working towards their Duke of Edinburgh.
Scottish Government Kickstart Scheme
We were very pleased to be able to take part in the above with the aim of getting younger people back into work. The scheme enabled us to create two new posts, one in the Cafe and one in the Kitchen. The candidates gained valuable work experience and were supported to improve their general employability. When the scheme finished we kept on one of the candidates who has settled well into the team.
We are proud to support local crafters and have a small selection of locally produced gifts available to purchase.
We are proud to provide our local sheltered housing with regular catering.
We are proud to provide soup to another local community cafe.