Northfield & Willowbrae Community Council

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarRepair Cafe Edinburgh

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


This September we’ll be at the Northfield & Willowbrae Community Environment Fair, come and join us for a day of mending and repair! 

Our volunteers will be on hand to help you repair your broken electrical, electronic and mechanical devices such as toys, small electricals, laptops, lamps… We’ll be helping with bike repair and we’re also hoping to have fabrics mending – please contact us beforehand to confirm details.

So if you’ve got something that you want to fix, you can email us at [email protected] to confirm suitability and to reserve your place. Or just turn up on the day and we’ll take a look.

Location: Northfield & Willowbrae Community Council 10 Northfield Road, Edinburgh EH8 7PP

Last repairs will be accepted at 2.30pm to allow time to finish up. One item per visitor please, to be fair to everyone.


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10 Northfield Rd, Edinburgh EH8 7PW, UK

About the group

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Repair Cafe Edinburgh

We host regular repair events in spaces across the capital where people can get help to fix their broken things. Check out our Instagram to see what we do, and our web links for everything else!

Our events are a partnership with the fantastic Edinburgh Tool Library, working to reduce waste and increase reuse in communities.

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Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts


  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.


  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.