YELLOW Coloured Cafe in Rosyth was broken into by thieves just over a week before the cafe's one year anniversary.
The popular kid-friendly cafe on Unwin Avenue was targeted in the early hours of Tuesday morning, forcing the cafe to briefly close its doors.
Maighan Brand, and husband Ewen, opened the cafe on May 11 last year after investing their life savings, and they were left devastated by the incident.
Maighan told the Press: "We were woken up by the police at 6am on Tuesday morning with the news.
"We were just shocked and angry by what had happened. Nothing like this has ever happened to us in the year we've been here.
"They had smashed the front door in and taken money out of the cash register as well as stealing the charity boxes. Thankfully they never stole any of the produce.
"It was really a smash and grab.
"It could've been worse if they had really tore up the place."
They re-opened this morning (Wednesday) and steps are being taken to improve their security.
Maighan added: "We're still a little bid rough around the edges, but we're open again already.
"We'll need to replace the front doors which will cost at least £1,000, and we're looking at ways to up our security so this never happens again."
The family-run business had previously raised £934 for the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund, which was set up in memory of the Cowdenbeath commando who died while running the London Marathon in April 2016 in aid of Help For Heroes.
Gary Seath, David's brother, posted on the cafe's Facebook page his disgust when he heard of the break-in.
He said: "An outrageous, despicable act; I have every confidence Yellow will bounce back from this terrible experience and I look forward to further visits when the cafe re-opens."
Anyone with information should call Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.