Welcome back!

We hope everyone had a fantastic festive period and that the new year brings good health to you all.

Our shops are now open again but please note all our sites are closed on the following dates for staff training:

Monday 16th January, Monday 23rd January, Monday 30th January

Festive Opening Hours - Giraffe

Just a quick note to all our customers about our festive hours over the next few weeks:

South Street Cafe:

24th December - OPEN 10am to 2pm

Closed - 

25th December
26th December
27th December
31st December
1st January
2nd January
3rd January

and then back to normal

Mill Street Cafe:

Closed - 

25th December
26th December
27th December
31st December
1st January
2nd January
3rd January

and then back to normal

We'd like to thank everyone who has supported us to date and wish you all a very merry Christmas and a fantastic new year. Until then, we hope you'll pop in for a pit-stop during your Christmas shopping!

REAL Christmas Trees for Sale

Fancy a REAL Christmas tree in your house this year?

Giraffe are delighted to be selling Nordmann Firs again and the great news is you can pick yours up from us any day of the week or have them delivered on a day that suits you. We’ll be selling from our 2 sites from Wednesday 30th November until Friday 23rd December. QUARRYMILL (Macmillan Cafe site) Monday to Friday                    1400 – 1830 Saturday and Sunday             1100 – 1600 LADESIDE (Behind Raad’s Garage) Monday to Friday                    1400 – 2000 Saturday and Sunday             1100 – 1800

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Once you have submitted your form, we will be in touch to arrange payment over the phone, or by Paypal.

Many thanks for supporting our local good cause!

Mill St Cafe Open for the Perth Christmas Light Switch On

The fantastic Perth City Centre Christmas Light Switch on takes place this Saturday (19th November) and we are delighted to be opening our Mill Street Cafe to help feed and water everyone.

Pop in between 10.30 and 17.30 for a winter warmer including our fab range of flavoured latte's - watch out for our flavour of the week!

We also sell a wonderful range of freshly made food and you are always met with a smile from Janet and her team.

For more information on the all-day entertainment and stage listing, visit the Perth City website!

Charlie Healy will host the main stage – Best known from his time in The X-Factor finalists boy band ‘The Risk’, Charlie is making a big name for himself as a solo artist.

Set list:

  • 14:00 – 15:00 – Half Eight – James, Olly, Hugh and Charlie are propelled for stardom as the next big boy band and bring a diverse and talented mix of vocals to the Perth party.
  • 15:00 – 16:30 – Lorraine Crosby – The sensational female voice behind Meat Loaf’s acclaimed ‘I Would Do Anything For Love But I Won’t Do That’ Lorraine’s act is as big as her vocal range.
  • 17:00 – 18:00 – Slade – Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the wonderful Slade and this year they’re on the Main Stage in Perth to get you in the Seasonal Spirit!
  • 18:15 – Provost Liz Grant Switches On The Lights!
  • 18:30 – 19:00 – Fleur East – The dazzling runner up from X-Factor 2015, Fleur’s amazing vocals and huge stage presence will bring all uptown funk you can handle to Perth’s Switch On.
  • 19:00 – 19:30 – Professor Green – One of Britain’s best known and prolific rappers and songwriters, Professor Green is bringing his own unique edge to the Christmas celebrations.
  • 19:30 – Wayne Hemmingway DJ set

Information correct 14/11/16


Giraffe Needs YOUR votes!

We need your help to win some funding from the Aviva Community Fund.

This particular bit of help won’t get you cold, wet, tired or pressured – all we need you to do is go online and vote.  Then tell all your friends, families, enemies, neighbours, acquaintances, employees, groups, work colleagues, playground parent friends and all else in between.

CLICK HERE to visit our page and submit your votes.

Please feel free to share this with all your contacts too and ask them to vote (10 votes) too please! You can vote as long as you are over 18 years old and have until 18th November 2016 to submit them.


We have just been told that Santa is coming to Giraffe Café on South Street on the run up to Christmas!!

We’ve compared diaries with Santa and it looks like he’ll be available to have late breakfast with the children on Saturday and Sunday mornings in December.  To cover the cost of each child’s breakfast roll, mince pies and carrots it will be £10 per head.

Watch this space for more information and how to book!!


Come along to our end of season plant sale at our Ladeside Centre this Saturday and pick up some bargains!

Bring the kids and let them sponsor and paint their own bird box for just £5, including a spot of lunch.


Apple Picking Day at Springlands

Come along and pick your own apples from our Walled Garden Orchard at Springlands! A variety of delicious eating and cooking apples available from our established trees. Please bring along your own bag to fill (Apples charged at 40p a kilo). Tuesday 27th Sep – Thursday 29th Sep (11am-3pm)

Changes to the Ladeside Plant Centre opening hours

As we approach the end of the season it's time for us to tweak the opening hours at the Ladeside.

Please note that we are now open Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 3pm and this will be the case until we close down for the winter on September 16th 2016.

Many thanks for your continued support - look out for our Christmas trees nearer the festive season too!

Giraffe attending Perth Show this weekend

This weekend, Giraffe will be holding a stall at the Perth Show within the Perthshire on a Plate food festival.

We'll be selling our fab wee cakes and recipe books, and also promoting our Great Perthshire Picnic event.

Come along and say hi, get a free balloon for the kids and a brochure listing all the great events that are taking place this September.