We are open! Please read our ‘know before you go’ guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit
**Please note that to help us comply with government guidelines our cafe will be serving delicious take-away food and drinks when we re-open on July 18th with no indoor seating available**
The heady aromas of fresh baking and coffee have long been associated with The Real Mary King’s Close. Between the 18th and 19th centuries, the Royal Exchange Coffee House was one of the places to be seen in Edinburgh. Key figures from the Scottish Enlightenment would meet to debate the issues of the day, and sample the relatively new phenomenon of coffee.
Meals, snacks and drinks are now available in the spectacular setting of the Burgh Courtroom. All of our goodies are locally sourced, and delicious.
Some of our favourites:
From locally sourced artist prints, handcrafted Scottish mementos, and exclusive whisky blends, to our sought-after plague doctor masks – each item we sell in the Mary King’s shop is chosen with love, a sense of pride, and an enthusiasm for our history.
Our top picks:
Don’t forget to pick-up a guidebook, or your photo from The Real Mary King’s Close. We don’t think you’ll spot any spooks in the background, but if you do, be sure to share with us on Facebook.