Café Modern Two
- Telephone 0131 624 6273
- Seasonal times Festival: some extended opening.
- Food served Mon–Sun noon–2.30pm. (Coffee & cake 10am–4.30pm; afternoon tea 2.30–3.30pm.)
- Website www.heritageportfolio.co.uk/cafes/…
Spacious café within the National Gallery's Modern Art Two with tasty lunches and baking made from scratch.
Painted in cream and the deepest of burgundies, Café Modern Two could easily be a 20th century European coffee house where aspiring artists discuss wild and wonderful ideas. Table service and afternoon tea suggest that this is more than just a place to refuel between exhibitions and the lunch menu features classic brunch sandwiches with more substantial hot mains. The smoked mackerel risotto is light but rich, while croque madame comes with a hint of mustard and a side of warming chilli jam. Cakes and bakes are temptingly exhibited at the counter and they’re definitely not just there to add aesthetic appeal: the white chocolate and raspberry slice is crafted with enough raspberry tang to avoid being sickly, while the rich salted caramel brownie sticks satisfyingly to the roof of your mouth.
- Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 65
- Largest group: 12
- Open since: 2002
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £25 per bottle
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