COVID-19 Announcement

The Scottish Storytelling Centre, John Knox House and the Café are now open. Our Covid-19 Guidelines.

A tranquil rest stop on the busy Royal Mile

The Storytelling Café

Looking for a light breakfast, a hearty lunch, or an afternoon coffee? The Storytelling Centre serves a great range of hot drinks and traditional food, situated right in the middle of the Royal Mile.

The Storytelling Café now hosts The Haggis Box, who put a delicious street-food style twist on Scotland’s national dish. With freshly made, locally sourced haggis, neeps and tatties, and a choice of rich sauces, The Haggis Box give a tasty experience for first-time and seasoned Haggis eaters.

We have robust safety and cleaning measures in place in the café to keep you safe during your visit. Our tables are regularly cleaned and well-spaced out across the Storytelling Court and provide table service so you can enjoy your stay while being as safe as possible.

Standard Opening Times:

We are currently open Monday – Sunday, 10am-5pm. 

Festive Opening Times

23/12/2021 – Closed
24/12/2021 – Closed
25/12/2021 – Closed
26/12/2021 – Closed
27/12/2021 – 10am – 8pm 
28/12/2021 – 10am – 8pm 
29/12/2021 – 10am – 8pm 
30/12/2021 – 10am – 8pm 
31/12/2021 – Closed
01/01/2022 – Closed
02/01/2022 – Closed
03/01/2022 – Closed
04/01/2022 – Closed
05/01/2022 – Closed
From Jan 2022 we will be closed on Wednesdays.

Tel: +44 (0)131 556 9579

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