Southern Cross Cafe

Southern Cross Cafe is a cafe in Cockburn Street. They serve coffee, cold drinks, breakfast, a large selection of cakes, lunches and salads.

Why Southern Cross Cafe?

Open for breakfast from 8am, Southern Cross Cafe offer a full Scottish and vegetarian version, filled rolls and croissants, pancakes and porridge. Coffee beans are by local coffee roasters Artisan Coffee, and a selection of teas is also available.

Besides our favourite, the club sandwich, which is served with fries and a salad (£11.95), other lunch menu options include burgers, salads, pasta of the day, and soup of the day (£5.25).

A variety of around 10 different cakes and slices, many of them homebaked, makes the Southern Cross Cafe a great option for those with a sweet tooth, too. Some GF and dairy free options are offered.

The cafe is just short of 30 tables of different sizes and staff can join tables to sit a group of 8 together if current seating arrangements allow it. The outside tables are ideal for people-watching on a dry day. On busy days the mezzanine level and downstairs area are opened up for seating, too.

Guests can expect a rustic decor with a lot of natural light at the front of the cafe, a chilled atmosphere, and a quick service from the young staff. The clean toilets are a bonus and include a baby changing table. Free wifi is offered for patrons.

Just off the Royal Mile on top of Cockburn Street, The Southern Cross Cafe is ideally located for refreshments and a rest while out sightseeing or before catching the train at Waverley Station.

Where is Southern Cross Cafe?

63A Cockburn Street

Southern Cross Cafe catches the sun
Not only the outside of Southern Cross is sunny
The Southern Cross's interior is bright and spacious
Tray bakes in the sunshine of Southern Cross Cafe
Dietary requirements are catered for by Southern Cross Cafe

Photo credit: Matt Hallala

Filed under Breakfasts, Coffee, Vegetarian