Mary King's Coffee House

Mary King's Coffee House
The Real Mary King's Close, 2 Warriston's Close, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PG
  • Telephone 0131 225 0672
  • Opening times Mon–Sun 9am–5pm
  • Food served Mon–Sun 9am–4pm.
  • Average price £9 (lunch)
  • Email
  • Website www.realmarykingsclose.com/coffee-house-gift-shop/…
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The Royal Exchange Coffee House

This coffee house is part of the historic Edinburgh City Chambers building, complete with impressive wood-panelling and ornate plasterwork.

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Next door to the City Chambers in a historic courtyard within The Real Mary King’s Close, this wee coffee shop isn't immediately obvious – but keep going through the Gift Shop and neat table and chairs await in this handsome building. Formerly the Royal Exchange Coffee House, a new streamlined menu takes effect from April 2017. Expect simple, reliable options like soup, sandwiches, rolls and baked potatoes together with a selection of cakes and Brodies Fairtrade tea and coffee. With a focus on locally sourced produce there is alos a champagne afternoon tea option available.

  • High point: Excellent gift shop shares same site
  • Low point: A wee bit tricky to find
  • Average price: £9 (lunch)
  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
  • Capacity: 34
  • Largest group: 34
  • Open since: 2015