The Terrace Cafe

The assisted service Terrace Cafe overlooks Inverleith Lawn with great views across to the Castle beyond. The Cafe with its seated (and parasol covered) patio is undergoing a major internal refurbishment and due to re-open in March 2016 all year round from 10am each day offering a wide range of tasty options from snacks to home cooked hot dishes, speciality hot drinks to cool soft drinks plus bottled beers and wines.

If you're looking for a tasty treat, then don't miss our range of home made traybakes, cakes and scones.

In the summer we offer a range of salads and lighter options, whilst our soups and tempting range of sandwiches are popular all year round.


Kids at the Terrace

The Terrace Cafe has long been a favourite destination for young families. There's a designated kids play area within the cafe and we maintain a good selection of healthy options plus sticky treats in equal measure for our younger visitors.

The team at the Cafe maintain a calendar of child focused events and activities throughout the year; watch out particularly for our Halloween, Christmas and Easter highlights, where we will have games, colouring in competitions and other activities all designed to keep the youngsters busy, whilst parents can relax over a latte.

The informal nature of the Terrace Cafe prevents us from encouraging tables to be reserved for groups or special occasions, however, please call us if you have any special needs or requirements and we'll be happy to assist in any way we can

The Terrace Cafe can be contacted directly on 0131 552 0606 or by email

Events at the Terrace Cafe

The cafe's relative informality when added to it's stunning location and views, make it a perfect location for an informal barbecue, whether for family and friends or your business - please contact the events sales team on 0131 552 1974 or by email.

How to find us:
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