Coffee shops and tearooms
Cappuccino, Valvona & Crolla
the cafe and Grand Gallery in the National Museum of Scotland
Valvona & Crolla Vincaffe on Multrees Walk
Edinburgh boasts many hotels where you can sit amid luxurious surroundings to enjoy afternoon tea. After a morning of shopping, exploring the attractions, or strolling amid wonderful gardens, this is the perfect way to indulge yourself.
On the main thoroughfare of Princes Street, The Caledonian is a grand Hilton Hotel built from distinctive red sandstone, which dominates the skyline. A focal point of the city for 100 years, you can admire magnificent original features as you relax in the Pompadour Restaurant and soak up views towards Edinburgh Castle. Choose from teas including fruity Camomile Flowers and traditional Caledonian Royal Scottish as well as a selection of cakes, finger pastries and sandwiches depending upon which package you opt for. You can even enjoy champagne for a very special occasion.
In Edinburgh’s East End you will discover The Balmoral where you can take afternoon tea in the refurbished Drawing Room. Highlights include traditional Balmoral shortbread, homemade scones with cream and your choice of tea or coffee.
There are also plenty of cafes and tearooms dotted around the city where you can sit with friends, read a book and watch the world go by. From larger chains to smaller, independent tea boutiques , Edinburgh has a unique selection. Why not try eteaket on Frederick Street where the choice is immense, making good tea accessible to all. Or Anteaques is a traditional tea and antiques store open only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday - truly a one of a kind experience.
From rich blends of coffee to wonderful herbal teas, an inviting coffee shop is always full of wonderful aromas and presents a welcome retreat for you to enjoy.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.