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Café Modern One
75 Belford Road

Telephone No.

0131 332 6245

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 10am-4.30pm
Last Orders at 4pm
No need to book


Take a scenic stroll along the Water of Leith and across the extraordinary Jencks landform green lawns and you’ll find the neon-lit, neoclassical building that is the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. If you prefer to drive there is plenty of parking.

Our stylish contemporary café space is light and bright with tables spilling out onto a stone terrace in the beautiful walled garden, making it one of the prettiest lunch spots in the city. The Kitchen Garden provides a fantastic source of fruit and veg throughout the year, producing apples, plums, pears, berries, rhubarb, asparagus, salad leaves and herbs and even edible flowers, which all make their way into our made from scratch counter offer. 

As well as deli filled sandwiches, wholesome zingy salads and soups and daily changing specials, we offer a wide range of indulgent sweet treats and showstopper cakes, all to be enjoyed in beautiful, stylish surroundings.


Gift Vouchers

We are delighted to offer gift vouchers for our cafes, whether on the outskirts of the city or in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle itself within the Signet Library. How about a Champagne Celebration Afternoon Tea for that tricky-to-buy-for relative or Lunch for Two to cheer up a friend?

Each voucher can be personalised and sent instantly by email. And for your complete peace of mind we use a secure online payment provider to process your payment by credit or debit card. Solve all your present dilemmas with a simple click and give someone the gift of a Heritage Portfolio café experience  - delicious! Follow the link to find out more: