About Us

The City Cafe has been an Edinburgh institution since the mid 1980’s. As a replicated American themed diner it has withstood the test of time and has established itself as the classic, cafe bar venue in Edinburgh City Centre. Retaining all the original features and style of a mid century diner The City Cafe has been the “place to be” for decades and still attracts local and international acclaim as an ever present fixture of Edinburgh culture.

Located right off the Royal Mile we are open from 9am – 1am, 7 days a week, 364 days a year (closed on Christmas) serving up Burgers, All Day Breakfast, Shakes, Coffees and Teas, a wide range of international and local Beers, Seasonal Cocktail Menu, Boozy Milkshakes, Spirits and Wine. Child and dog friendly until 10pm every night, we also have a gluten free menu and vegetarian options.

Our downstairs Function room is also perfect for any leaving party, big work night or music gig. Full audio & visual set up, self contained bar and private booths makes any event special and memorable.

Chilled and relaxing, nothing says a day or night out in Edinburgh then a trip to the City Cafe for a Large Breakfast or a can of Premium American Beer. Our cool and laid back service team is hear for you, give us a call or drop in, looking forward to seeing you!

The City Cafe, Edinburgh