Rose Theatre Café

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Rose Theatre Café
Rose Theatre Café
204 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AZ
  • Telephone 0131 226 4000
  • Food served Mon–Sun 8am–4pm
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Spacious café within the Rose Street Theatre with all day brunching available.

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Squashy red sofas and an eclectic mix of ex-prop tables give a green room feel to the café at the Rose Street Theatre. Fairy lights, neon signs and theatre posters adorn the walls, while a piano invites spontaneous performances. An all-day brunch menu serves staples like avocado on toast and full breakfasts, plus a flexible selection of breakfast rolls which come on fresh bread with eggs that are still satisfyingly gooey in the middle. Their daily soup pairs well with a crisp toastie: peppery carrot and coriander soup warms, while the homemade kale pesto in the cheddar and tomato toastie adds a refreshing pop. To finish, tangy raspberry jam is the ideal accompaniment to fresh scones. Call in for lunch or a coffee and maybe you’ll be treated to a spontaneous piano rendition or impromptu line reading.

The List's rating






Suzy Pope visited Rose Theatre Café on 26 February 2019
  • High point: Laid-back atmosphere with comfy seats
  • Low point: Fairly limited menu
  • Notable dish: Fresh scones with homemade raspberry jam
  • Average price: £9 (lunch)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: 70s soul and funk classics.
  • Live entertainment: Theatre shows
  • Capacity: 70
  • Largest group: no limit
  • Open since: September 2018