Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Lyle Gateway will be closed until further notice.

To all our amazing Gateway Community, I think by now we are unfortunately all too familiar with Covid 19. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank our brilliant community who continue to visit and support each other. We know we are a much needed meeting place for our local community and we will open again as soon as we can. We will of course continue to follow all local and national government guidance to ensure our community and volunteers are fully protected.

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



Happy New Year
Tue, Jan 07
Lyle Gateway
Jan 07, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Lyle Gateway, 31 Union St, Greenock PA16 8DD, UK
A very warm, heartfelt, welcome back to Lyle Gateway. We look forward to catching up with everyone after the Christmas break and spending the year ahead together. Best Wishes for the New Year from everyone at Lyle Gateway.
Lyle Gateway Christmas Buffett
Tue, Dec 17
Lyle Gateway
Dec 17, 2019, 10:30 AM
Lyle Gateway, 31 Union St, Greenock PA16, UK
It's that time once again! Join us for Christmas Carols, festive food and good company.
Winter Trip
Wed, Nov 13
Dobbies Garden Centre Braehead
Nov 13, 2019, 10:00 AM
Dobbies Garden Centre Braehead, 75 Kings Inch Dr, Renfrew, Glasgow G51 4FB, UK
November will see us enjoy our annual trip to Dobies Garden Centre. If you haven't already booked a place please spaek to Helen

Opening Hours

Tuesday:      10:30am - 1:30pm

Thursday:   10:30am - 1:30pm


31 Union Street Greenock PA16 8DD