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Southern Cross Cafe

63A Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS, Scotland
+44 131 622 0622
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
63A Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Awful service. We walked out after waiting over 50 minutes for a very simple meal. A table that came in after us got their food within 15 minutes. We then asked the waitress how long our food would be and we got told it would...More

Thank meganbooth28
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cozy place with delicious breakfast and deserts!!! A place to be!! Very friendly for families and babies ❤️❤️

Thank glykeriapatsika
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were looking for a place in the city for lunch and came across this charming little cafe. The food here was exquisite and the service was second to none. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quick bite to eat or...More

Thank Adeeb M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped in here on a rainy afternoon. A terrific cozy place with great sweets. We had tea and a latte (latte was awesome), coconut/raspberry slice and the homemade brownie. Yum!

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is popular for a reason - a good selection of brunch meals, cakes offered all day long, really delicious coffee. The space is friendly and can't complain about the quick service either! A good place to stop and relax in for an hour.

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Googled good places for breakfast near the train station as we had a bit of time to kill before our train. On arrival the place was really busy (always a good sign). They seated 7 of us no problem and our order came timely. We...More

Thank Natlun1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast, pancakes were so tough had to cut with a knife £13.00 couldn’t get a coffee refill. Bacon and egg was good. Slow service. Very disappointed given other good reviews.

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice locations, good Quesadillas, very good coffee and great cakes. Definitely worth to get a lunch in edinburgh!

Thank major-tom8484
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many cafes but this had an empty table out in the sun, I commandeered it, and So glad I did! The attitude of the staff would suit a good restaurant, very pleasant. I had a cappuccino and a piece of lemon tart. Next day,...More

Thank PeterJones714
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

See the attached image for a perfect lunch! Halloumi & Roast Red Pepper Salad was incredible - asked to include grilled chicken too and it wasn’t a problem. Well worth it and would be definite revisit if I return to Edinburgh!

Thank Mark D
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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29 June 2017|
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Response from Havanilla | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what time it opened but I was there by 9 and they were in full swing serving breakfast. Yes, they serve full breakfast.
22 October 2016|
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Response from pedidoctx | Reviewed this property |
Peculiar. We had almond milk a while back. And the coffee and pastries were delicious. Sorry you did nor enjoy it.
7 August 2016|
Response from ammdav | Reviewed this property |
Wud luv to be of assistance, I'm only a traveller who visited this cafe, hope u hav better luck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63A Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 622 0622
The Southern Cross Cafe is in the heart of the Old Town, on Cockburn St which links the old town with the new town.We are very proud of our coffee and our home made cakes. Our tasty food is simple and uncomplicated as we use only fresh Scottish sourced products.
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