Best arts venues for food and drink in Edinburgh
- Eating and Drinking Guide
- 16 April 2018
Contemporary or classic art, these cafés will all satisfy your lunch and coffee cravings
From the city's grandest buildings and national treasures to quirky corners, arts collectives and social enterprises, Edinburgh's arts venues often include marvellous places for musing and munching. Tourists will gladly stumble upon them and locals will return again and again for a good cup of coffee and an artfully constructed bun – even when there isn't any time to take in the exhibition. Their menus are as varied as the venues themselves, yet they all have one thing in common: a unique identity shaped by the spaces and communities which host them.
Café 1505 @ Surgeons Quarter
A great space to enjoy homemade food, and it's open nice and early too.
Does indulgence call? Head to this serene space for an afternoon tea that tastes as good as it looks.
Milk at The Fruitmarket Gallery
A family-friendly café where the thoughtful menu options are as pretty as the nearby art.
The Scottish Café & Restaurant
The perfect blend of classy décor, warm service and excellent local produce for lunch, brunch and afternoon tea.