Cafe Hub

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Cafe Hub
Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE
  • Telephone 0131 473 2067
  • Seasonal times Jan/Feb: closed Mon/Tue.
  • Food served Mon–Sat 9.30am–5pm; Sun 11am–5pm.
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In the Edinburgh International Festival headquarters, Cafe Hub offers breakfast through to afternoon tea.

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A bright, light spacious area inside the headquarters of the International Festival, Cafe Hub serves breakfast through to afternoon tea. Perfect for a business lunch, tourists, or for parents with young children there are lots of different seating options in a serene space where there is no sense of feeling cramped or being rushed. Food is ‘Hubmade’ – that is, made on the premises and there’s plenty of choice; soup and a half sandwich, or a smoked salmon and chive cream cheese salad are a safe bet for lunch. All of the sandwiches can be ordered as salads, which is a great way to save some calories for the perfectly dense, sweet chocolate brownie you’ll want to finish up with.

The List's rating






Jan Paterson visited Cafe Hub on 1 February 2018
  • High point: Friendly helpful staff
  • Low point: Small baking selection
  • Notable dish: Chocolate brownie
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 300/60 in function rooms.
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Mellow pop
  • Capacity: 80 (100 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 1999
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £21.60 per bottle

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