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Cafe Modern Two

€€ - €€€Cafe, British,
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two | 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS, Scotland
+44 131 624 6273
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (21 reviews)
“scones” (12 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 16:30 Hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two | 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing worse than a long walk around an art gallery and no place to get a nice cuppa afterwards. No problem here! Here is a great little coffee shop with very friendly staff and a great selection of cakes and pastries. Chose the lemon and...More

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My in-laws, partner, and I, enjoyed a lovely lunch in Modern Two. The food was excellent, service was good with pleasant staff. We had booked a table but upon arriving the table hadn't been reserved for us which was disappointing, hence the four the stars....More

Thank Tabitha M
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Lovely place to drop in for lunch. Lovely views, great fresh cooked food and value for money. The café is dwarfed by the magnificent metal sculpture, 'Vulacan' by Eduardo Paolozzi.

Thank rosebayfind
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the cafe. Very busy so best to book when you enter. Food made from scratch so not a vast selection. Service prompt. Food good.

Thank Rodney C
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Rested here for a spell. Enjoyed sitting and relaxing. Had a nice bowl of soup and a glass of wine. Very helpful staff. Recommend, especially if you are planning on the lovely walk back to town!

Thank Decoamie
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Good selections of teas, desserts, and lunch items. Freshly prepared and locally as able. Very friendly and welcoming service. Had to be one of the best museum cafe meals I have had. Very good atmosphere; really a very good cafe (with or without the museum).

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 25 April 2018

I was struggling to find a good place to eat near the Great Western Hospital- Cafe Modern Two amply fits the bill. Attentive staff, superb dining room and excellent food. Coffee was good and tea was loose leaf and in a pot. Can't help but...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Enjoyed lunch here. Good choice of food and beverages. Always busy so sometimes have to wait for a table. God friendly aervice.

Thank nanplusdan
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We called in for brunch before visiting an exhibition. We have been before and thought it ideal for what we were looking for. My partner had the soup which was nice and amply portioned. I decided on the mackerel pate which again was a good...More

Thank Ross F
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

So glad we stopped at the cafe for lunch. I had the best roasted pumpkin risotto. Rice was cooked down to creamy perfection. (Don’t you just hate it when the risotto is semi grainy hard and it still gets served) None of that nonsense here,...More

Thank Jenise L
Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling
a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s
small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s
first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s
most desirable, though many bohemian touches have
fallen away as its residents have matured and the area
has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but
mostly residents display refined tastes in basement
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two | 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Stockbridge & Dean Village
  • Neighbourhood: Stockbridge & Dean Village
  • Phone Number: +44 131 624 6273
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Cafe Modern Two, set amongst impressive surroundings of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, provides and intimate and relaxing space to enjoy scrumptious home-made cakes, best scones in Edinburgh with delicious handcrafted coffee or homemade lunch. Everything is baked and cooked from 'scratch 'in our kitchen, using fresh, seasonal and local produce. Our lunch menu changes daily, usually carrying a hint of Mediterranean influence, and includes soups, light main meals, seasonal afternoon teas as well as antipasti platters and filled focaccias and baguettes. You'll also find a wide variety of vegetarian, gluten and dairy free dishes.
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