Cafe Modern Two interior
Children's Afternoon Tea Edinburgh
Afternoon tea at Cafe Modern Two
Coffee and cake at cafe Modern Two

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Café Modern Two
73 Belford Road

Telephone No.

0131 332 5257

Opening Times

Monday - Sunday - 10am-4.30pm
Please book for afternoon tea and let us know of any dietary requirements


Our table service café in the Gallery of Modern Art Two - the renowned home of Surrealist art in Scotland – is rather fittingly set around Paolozzi’s vast Vulcan sculpture, surely one of the more unusual backdrops to lunch.

Easily accessible by a very pleasant stroll along the Water of Leith or a 5 minute drive from the city centre with plenty of parking, Café Modern Two is the sister café to Café Modern One, offering daily changing ‘cooked-from-scratch’ lunch menus and of course still our signature home-baking and fabulous coffee, along with a short but perfectly-formed wine list. We also serve our highly acclaimed Afternoon Tea, where you’ll enjoy a cake stand laden with gourmet sandwiches, homemade scones with lashing of cream and (homemade) jam, along with a fabulous assortment of freshly made savoury & sweet treats.  Afternoon Tea is served daily from 2-3.30pm. Our Afternoon Tea gift vouchers are available to buy here on our website. A great gift idea for birthdays and general chit chat times with friends.

Café Modern Two with its period detail, mirrored walls and tiered afternoon cake stands is the kind of place to meet an old friend for lunch or pretend you’re in an episode of Poirot.  We have just launched our new menu which will surely delight!

And there are always dairy-free options as well as options using non gluten containing ingredients – we’re as sensitive about dietary requirements as some of our customers have to be.



Delicious fruits tarts with strawberries picked from our garden at Café Modern One 🍓… weeks ago

RT @HPLEvents: Today we are celebrating the Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s 130th birthday! 🎉🎉 Come on in and celebrate by trying one…1 month ago