REVIEW – The Scottish Cafe, National Galleries

2009 oct 054

The Scottish Cafe is run by the same owners as Centotre and Zanzero and takes its’ place underneath the National Galleries at The Mound.  With opening hours varying greatly over the festive season, best to check before you head there.

I spent an afternoon making use of the free wi fi, overlooking Princes Street Gardens on a very relaxing window seat.  The rest of the Scottish Cafe is furnished with tables and chairs with the whole restaurant being completely accessible due to the wheelchair friendly ramp within.

Interior Scottish Cafe

Interior Scottish Cafe

I drank tea and soft drinks throughout the afternoon, but the selection of food on offer is fantastic.  There is a huge emphasis on cheeseboards, along with open sandwiches, afternoon and high teas (fish, chips and peas).  A small cappuccino is £2.40 and a breakfast tea is £1.75.   A 175ml glass of wine starts at £3.75.

They also sell cup cakes from their related Cup Cake Caffe (not a spelling error).  A basic cupcake is £1.95 and the Venezuelan black and morello cherry which sounds delicious is £2.95.

I will try a proper meal here sometime in the future, but for now it gets good marks for the views out the windows and the peaceful location.

Scottish Cafe on the right

Scottish Cafe on the right

Suitable for disabled ?    Yes, access through the museum and the restaurant is fully accessible from there.  You would have to check access if visiting outwith museum hours.

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