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Southern Cross Cafe

) #6 of 134 Coffee & Tea in Edinburgh #170 of 2,065 Places to Eat in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ Cafe, British,
63A Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS, Scotland
+44 131 622 0622
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“cakes” (116 reviews)
“eggs royale” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
63A Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a location! Right off the royal mile, seating outside to watch the world go by, cakes are a must when visiting here đź‘Ť

Thank RobbieBaillie
Reviewed yesterday

Before getting a train to Glasgow for the day, I wanted to grab a quick breakfast that would take me through until lunch. Something quite healthy and refreshing. I settled on the granola, which I could tell was shop-bought and not made on-site. I think...More

Thank gregmac666
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely busy atmosphere great service nice decor a place to suit all. Excellent cappuccino and full cooked Scottish breakfast. Only tiny thing the haggis was way too greasy which was a shame as it tasted good. Cakes looked amazing will definitely go again

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an excellent coffee and orange juice here and were served by a very attentive waitress. When we were about to leave, a waiter came to rearrange the chairs from our table and then started asking in a loud voice if we wanted more...More

Thank 823Well_travelled
Reviewed 6 days ago

Food amazing service fantastic, 7 of us had breakfast great start to the day Worth a visit if your near this location 3 breakfast four veggie breakfast all cooked perfect hot service was very good, could not fault anything

Thank Andysaunders
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eating here is one of the highlights of any visit to Edinburgh. I've been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Can't recommend enough.

Thank John F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosy cafe with friendly and helpful staff. We stopped in for breakfast, loved the eggs florentine. Always popular and busy with good reason.

Thank Russell21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just excellent.... Good coffee Lots of options Good food Good service Clean toilets The ideal breakfast stop...The best we found!

Thank TravellinBaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a great espresso or a great cappuccino, SX is the right place to go when in Edinburgh. The staff is very nice and they Always care about what their customers think about food and so on. I highly recommend this...More

Thank Filippo L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited twice on our stay and both visits were great. We don't usually leave reviews but our waiters today were so lovely we thought they deserved a good review. We dropped a glass and it smashed on our table. The staff couldn't have been...More

Thank jac25
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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30 June 2017|
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Response from Havanilla | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what time it opened but I was there by 9 and they were in full swing serving breakfast. Yes, they serve full breakfast.
23 October 2016|
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Response from pedidocTx | Reviewed this property |
Peculiar. We had almond milk a while back. And the coffee and pastries were delicious. Sorry you did nor enjoy it.
8 August 2016|
Response from ammdav | Reviewed this property |
Wud luv to be of assistance, I'm only a traveller who visited this cafe, hope u hav better luck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63A Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 622 0622
The Southern Cross Cafe is in the heart of the Old Town, on Cockburn St which links the old town with the new town.We are very proud of our coffee and our home made cakes. Our tasty food is simple and uncomplicated as we use only fresh Scottish sourced products.
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