We are very excited to be

RE-OPENING, Tuesday 3rd November.

We here at Lyle Gateway are very happy to be able to welcome our community back, we've missed you all.

We have made a few changes to the layout including sneeze screens on each table and the servery. You will now be recieve table service from our fantastic volunteers so you can just sit back and enjoy the chat.

To begin with we will focus on good food and company. In the coming weeks, when Government guidelines allow, we will also restart Table Tennis and Chair Exercises.


Please feel free to contact us on derek@lylegateway.com

A Community Café and so much more.

We have been meeting since 2011 and on average, 120 people drop in over the two days each week.

Far more than just a café - everyone who comes through our doors remark on the sense of community here. It's possible to eat out every day of your life and still not have a real conversation with anyone. But not here!  We pride ourselves on the commitment and efforts of our volunteers and regulars, who always ensure that everyone who walks through our doors are always welcome and made to feel a part of our community from the first visit onwards.

We offer many activities such as chair exercises, Indoor Kurling, Short Mat Bowls and Table Tennis. Some people choose to play Scrabble or card games for fun.  However, most of us just love eating lunch together, meeting new people and having a blether!

Our café offers tea, coffee, juice, soup, toasties, filled rolls, biscuits, fruit bread, yogurts and more. All at very reasonable prices.

Everyone is welcome, so please come along and join us.  Experience the Gateway Buzz!


You will be made most welcome.


What is there to do?


Enjoy some food

We have lovely fresh soup made in house, a selection of toasties and filled rolls to choose from.

For those looking for a lighter bite there is also fruit bread, biscuits, yogurts, and grapes.

Join us for a nice cuppa and a chat. 

Our Volunteers

We said a big thank you to all our volunteers during National Volunteers Week June 2019 by treating them to a meal.

Our generous volunteers give up their time to serve the growing community within Lyle Gateway. They ensure that everyone is made to feel welcome and valued. 

Beyond preparing and serving food, our volunteers are interested in the people that come into Lyle Gateway, their lives, past and present, and if possible how we can help.


What's next?


We would like to include even more people in the community that we are building. Our next step to do this will be to create a community garden within the grounds.


This will not just be a space for young and old to come along to grow vegatables, herbs and flowers but also a space to socialise and eat together.


Our garden will have amongst other things an outdoor pizza oven and a platform for sharing stories and songs.

We will be having cooking classes to put all that fresh produce to good use.


Already the local Scout troop are very excited about sharing this space with the wider community. 



I was encouraged to come along to Lyle Gateway by workers from Your Voice. I am so glad that I did. The people here are lovely and I really enjoy their company. I have been coming along now, both days every week, for the past year.   I would encourage anyone who is thinking of coming along to do so. You will be made very welcome.

Jean Feherty



  • Tue, 03 Nov
    31 Union St
    03 Nov 2020, 10:30 – 13:30
    31 Union St, 31 Union St, Greenock PA16, UK
    All of us here at Gateway can't wait to welcome the community back in through our doors

Opening Hours

Tuesday:      10:30am - 1:30pm

Thursday:   10:30am - 1:30pm


31 Union Street Greenock PA16 8DD