The Terrace Cafe

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Arboretum Place

Telephone No.

0131 552 0606

Opening Times

November – January
Monday-Sunday 10am – 4pm
February and October
Monday-Sunday 10am – 5pm
March – September
Monday-Sunday 10am-6pm


The Terrace Café serves delicious home cooked hot dishes and cold snacks, using the freshest ingredients from our Market Garden every day.

During the summer months, we offer a range of salads and lighter options, whilst our soups and tempting range of sandwiches are popular all year round.

Visitors can enjoy an al fresco dining experience, with seating outside on the patio overlooking Inverleith Lawn and unrivalled views of Edinburgh Castle.

Kids at the Terrace

The Terrace Café has long been a favourite destination for young families. There’s a designated kids play area within the cafe and we maintain a good selection of healthy options plus sticky treats in equal measure for our younger visitors.

The team at the Cafe maintain a calendar of child focused events and activities throughout the year; watch out particularly for our Halloween, Christmas and Easter highlights, where we will have games, colouring in competitions and other activities all designed to keep the youngsters busy, whilst parents can relax over a latte.

The informal nature of theTerrace Café prevents us from encouraging tables to be reserved for groups or special occasions, however, please call us if you have any special needs or requirements and we’ll be happy to assist in any way we can



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