Southern Cross Cafe is a cafe in Cockburn Street. They serve coffee, cold drinks, breakfast, a large selection of cakes, lunches and salads.
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.
63A Cockburn Street
Photo credit: Matt Hallala