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Top 5 Mother's Day Afternoon Tea spots in Edinburgh

Every mum deserves to be spoiled on Mother’s Day. What better way to do it than treating her in style to a fabulous afternoon tea at one of Edinburgh’s best afternoon tea spots on the 15th March! Below you’ll find a list of great places where you can both enjoy this wonderful treat and relax in chic yet intimate surroundings! Who knows you might want to bring the kids…


Café Modern Two

Without a doubt, the intimate Café Modern Two is one of Edinburgh’s hidden gems, situated within the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, by the scenic Water of Leith. You can enjoy a highly acclaimed afternoon tea, a selection of sweet and savoury delights, gourmet sandwiches and freshly baked homemade scones considered to be some of the best in Edinburgh, with lashings of homemade jam and cream. Sit back and relax in the beautiful and unusual surroundings complemented by Paolozzi’s cast Vulcan sculpture.

Mother’s Day offer: £30 for 2

Café Modern Two, 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DS, 0131 624 6273

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Hidden away on Fredrick Street, this funky little tearoom will surprise you with their extensive menu of teas and tea inspired beverages. Their team will brew your chosen tea, using their skills to create the perfect cuppa; you then just sit back and sip whilst nibbling upon delicious cakes, scones and sandwiches; it’s a great setting for a vintage take on afternoon tea.

From £14.95 per person.

Eteaket, 41 Frederick St, Edinburgh, EH2 1EP, 0131 226 2982


Café Portrait

Mums mean everything and you can’t go wrong choosing an afternoon tea at Café Portrait, our Head Baker Aisha just won the Afternoon Tea Selection Challenge - Best in Class at ScotHot in Glasgow – what better reason to bring your mum? The café is set within the magnificent Scottish National Portrait Gallery, nice and central round the corner from Harvey Nichols. What’s not to love – a tiered stand laden with gorgeousness – always made from scratch, using the best of seasonal and local ingredients with exciting blends of flavours and tastes!

Mother’s Day offer: £30 for 2

Café Portrait, 1 Queen Street Edinburgh, EH2 1JD, 0131 624 6421

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Mimi’s Bakehouse

Situated in the foodie suburb of Leith, this bakery is run by mother and daughter team Mimi and her daughter Gemma, who is the head baker. Their café is famous for its fantastic cakes, with a motto like ‘It’s all about the cake’ there’s no reason to wonder why! They serve a classic afternoon tea, a great way to enjoy a delicious selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and traybakes.

£14.50 per person

Mimi’s Bakehouse, 63 Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA, 0131 555 5908


The Dome

This hugely popular afternoon tea spot in the heart of the bustling city centre offers light scones with traditional clotted cream, an array of mouth-watering cakes and delicate finger sandwiches. Served with a choice of tea or coffee in elegant, in relaxing surroundings of this renowned Edinburgh building which was originally a bank, take a peak in the side rooms as you pass.

£18 per person

14 George St, Edinburgh, EH2 2PF, 0131 624 8624