St Giles' Cathedral Café
Peaceful haven just a stone's throw from the tourist hubbub of the High Street serving seasonal soups, light lunches and impressive home-baking.
In the basement of Edinburgh’s magnificent St Giles Cathedral, this café is a great spot for resting in between Royal Mile sightseeing. Their menu changes daily, offering fresh meals that make for a filling pitstop. Mushroom, spinach and red pepper tart is packed with veggies in flaky, buttery pastry while their baked potatoes are offered alongside a range of daily salads and fillings: the Mediterranean chickpea is herby and spicy in good measure and elevates the jacket potato beyond comfort-food levels. There is a solid baked goods selection too, including several vegan and gluten-free cakes and brownies. Although this isn’t a café you'll probably linger in, it’s a satisfying and reasonably priced option for decent fresh food in the Old Town.
- Private dining: Up to 40 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables
- Capacity: 60
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: 2008