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Leonardo DiCaprio Lunches at Edinburgh Café to Support Charity During Visit to Scotland

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Leonardo DiCaprio is lunching for a good cause.

The 42-year-old Oscar winner, who is in Scotland to appear as the keynote speaker at the Scottish Business Awards Thursday, arrived for a meal at Home, an Edinburgh café that supports the homeless.

According to the BBC, the nonprofit restaurant set up by restaurateur Dean Gassabi and Josh Littlejohn, whose Social Bite charity runs cafés in numerous Scottish cities, provides training and employment to the homeless.

Before DiCaprio was treated to French and Scottish cuisine, fans were rewarded for waiting outside with greetings, waves and autographs from the A-list actor. They cheered as DiCaprio emerged from his car and again as he left the restaurant.

One lucky fan even got to dine with DiCaprio. Local Elise Lovell won a contest to eat with the actor after donating £5 to buy a meal for a homeless person at the restaurant.

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Last year, George Clooney also opted for a bite at one of Littlejohn’s establishments, the Social Bite Café in Edinburgh.

“I like what they’re doing, I think it’s a very important cause,” Clooney told reporters outside the café, whose motto is “Good food for a good cause.” “I think the idea that we can all participate in everyone’s difficulties is really important. You can help people out by buying a sandwich.”

 

Social Bite has cafes in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, which operate under the same “pay forward” mantra and employ a number of people who have previously been homeless.