Cup Tea Lounge

Cup Tea Lounge
9 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AS
  • Telephone 0131 225 5808
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 9am–6pm; Sun 11am–6pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 11am–5pm.
  • Average price £13 (set lunch)
  • Email
  • Website cuptearooms.co.uk
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A tea house and restaurant at the West End offering an impressive range of tea, breakfast, light lunches and sweet treats.

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With a name like Cup Tea Lounge, you better know your cuppa from your crema. Thankfully, with around 50 specially selected and hand-blended teas on offer, Cup Tea Lounge have got the tea covered. Choose from black, fruit, herbal or special health blends, all of which are delivered with a timer (to perfectly time your brew) as well as a bone china cup. There’s a compact, if a touch pricey, breakfast menu; lunches based around salads, sandwiches and toasties; and a range of cupcakes. In the evening the venue transforms into Gin71, where you can enjoy a drink of an entirely different flavour.

  • High point: Well-sourced and interesting tea
  • Low point: A cuppa, toastie and cake adds up to a pricey casual lunch
  • Notable dish: Tea!
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nothing
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £17 per bottle