Cafe Portrait at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh
Cake and food counter at Cafe Portrait within the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh
Cafe Portrait at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Café Portrait
1 Queen Street

Telephone No.

0131 558 7031

Opening Times

Monday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.30pm
Counter service.
Let us know of any dietary requirements


The magnificent building that is the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street is a marvel in itself, let alone its collection of world-class paintings and photography. Our ground floor counter-service café combines sleek contemporary styling with a high church-like ceiling and wonderfully gothic windows. Sit surrounded by light and art or choose a table in the Snug – a smaller area a little more tucked away.

Serving our trademark made from scratch soups, sandwiches and home-baking, with lots of emphasis on freshness, exciting blends of flavours and taste, it’s our salads that often impress the most. We are delighted to have a loyal customer base, who appreciate our extra special touches. As in all our cafés there is always a strong emphasis on vegetarian and vegan food as well as non-gluten-containing so everyone can have a treat.

This booking link is for existing afternoon tea voucher holder only: 


Gift Vouchers

Indulge your loved ones with the gift of a delightful café experience! Our café offers convenient vouchers that can be delivered directly to their email inbox, making it easy to share the joy of good food and great ambiance. Treat them to a memorable dining experience with our email-deliverable vouchers today! 

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: