The intimate Dean Gallery cafe is one of Edinburgh's best kept secrets where the emphasis is on fresh simple food prepared to order.
One of Edinburgh's best kept secrets, the intimate Dean Gallery Cafe is set to become the destination of choice for foodies and art lovers, melding cultural and culinary delights with an emphasis on fresh simple food prepared to order.
After an extensive makeover and expansion, the Dean Gallery Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy the winning combination of culture, coffee and cake. The cafe is now twice its previous size, and welcomes Eduardo Paolozzi's imposing 26 foot high statue, 'Vulcan' to the friendly cafe.
The Dean Gallery Cafe continues to build on its well-established reputation for culinary imagination, cooking everything from scratch daily, and they are known for their passion for sourcing fresh, local and seasonal and where possible free-range or organic produce. They have a daily changing lunch menu, a delightful afternoon tea with an optional glass of Prosecco, and legendary home baking - including the best Belgian chocolate brownie in the city!
Managed by Ruthvens, the Dean Gallery Cafe has Gold accreditation within the Green Tourism Business Scheme, recognising its dedication to environmental protection, resource conservation and sustainability. Ruthvens is part of the group of companies managed by premium discerning caterer, Heritage Portfolio.
The Dean Gallery Cafe has a very pleasant appearance, with high ceilings and dark contemporary tables and chairs along with mirrored walls, and interesting black and white photographs all of which help to create the perfect Gallery ambience, and where light meals or just tea and cake can be enjoyed, served by attentive, capable and friendly staff.
Carrot Coriander and Cumin Soup, with Crusty Bread: "The soup was prepared with good quality ingredients." " The bread was fresh and of soft texture and had a good crust." "A very well balanced soup with good base flavours which harmonised very well, with the carrot appropriately dominating. Good seasoning."