43 High Street, 0131 556 9579
NEAR 5 minutes from Pleasance
Situated in the modern extension to the John Knox building, the café in the Storytelling Centre may be right in the See-you-Jimmy hat heart of the Royal Mile but it is anything but a tourist trap. The chef also runs Spoon café around the corner on Blackfriar’s Street and the same sort of gourmet sandwiches and intriguing soups are available in both outlets. Good cakes too if your tastes are more sweet than savoury.