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Our cafés and tearooms

The view from inside the Home Farm restaurant at Culzean, looking out across the tables and chairs to sea views.

Our cafés and eateries across the Trust have everything from award-winning scones to homemade soups using produce straight from the garden. Our passionate employees and volunteers across the Trust make, bake, taste and grow the items on our menus, so there really is something to satisfy all types of taste buds! Explore what’s on offer across the Trust.

For some foodie inspiration and to start your adventure, we’ve selected seven of our favourite cafés across our places in Scotland. Each one is in a unique location, with a great view and a menu full of fresh produce and special treats.

Looking for more? Scroll to the bottom of the page to find our map, with a pinned location for every Trust café. Simply use your postcode to find somewhere near you.

Seven favourite cafés

Café 1702, Crathes Castle

Café 1702 at Crathes is the perfect hangout for all the family, serving a selection of delicious freshly prepared hot and cold food, including an unrivalled selection of home-baked treats and ice cream.

Enjoy a wide selection of drinks and, if the weather’s a bit on the cold side, don’t miss out on trying our famous Extreme Hot Chocolate!

They’re also dog friendly, with water bowls and complimentary dog biscuits – not to mention the special doggy ice cream!

With both indoor and outdoor seating, Café 1702 also has a children’s play area to keep your wee ones occupied, making it an ideal stop on your visit to Crathes Castle.

A young boy and girl sit at a picnic bench eating an ice cream cone each. Three glass bottles of juices stand on the table beside them.

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Newly refurbished!

The newly refurbished café at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is the place to go in the Ayrshire region. Start your morning right with a tasty bacon roll and a steaming cup of coffee, served until noon. For those with a sweet tooth, the freshly baked signature scones and home-baked treats are a must-try, always featuring gluten-free options.

Looking for a hearty meal? From 12–3pm, enjoy our hot food, with special dishes served from 12–2pm. The daily menu often includes a tempting haggis dish! Plus, our snacks and soups are available all day long, perfect for everyone, including the little ones.

We take pride in using the best Ayrshire produce from our local suppliers, ensuring top-notch quality in every bite.

When the sun is shining, you can take your meal outside and relax in our beautiful garden. Your furry friends are welcome too – dogs on leads can join you for a coffee break or a tea and treat after your walk around the gardens.

A young man and woman sit at a table for two in a cafe, smiling at each other. The woman is drinking a cup of coffee. Scones are on the table.

Terrace Café, Threave Garden & Nature Reserve

Threave Garden Café has recently had a major refurbishment. In addition to its fresh new appearance, the café has an exciting new menu that caters to a wide range of dietary requirements.

Working closely with our highly skilled gardeners, we use fresh produce from Threave’s walled garden year-round and source locally produced food, which in turn helps to reduce food mileage and our carbon footprint.

Our daily specials are incredibly popular. And to top off your lunch, we have a fantastic variety of cakes, pastries and traybakes, not to mention our delicious homemade scones.

The indoor seating area is spacious and has a generous dog-friendly section. If you prefer outdoor seating, you’ll love the stunning views of the gardens and surrounding areas, which never fail to impress.

A man and woman sit at an outdoor table on a terrace in a cafe. Both are laughing. A large green picnic umbrella is above them.

Mackintosh at the Willow

New to the Trust!

Step into the whimsical world of the Willow Tea Rooms, opened by Miss Cranston in 1903 and brilliantly designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald.

Today known as Mackintosh at the Willow, this A-listed treasure invites you to explore three charming floors, each brimming with unique designs. On the ground floor, the Front and Back Saloons dazzle with a canopy, skylights and linen wall panels. The mezzanine Gallery offers a cosy tea spot.

For an extra-special treat, book a tour of the famous Salon de Luxe. Enjoy learning all about the history from one of our passionate guides, followed by an indulgent afternoon tea for two in a truly magical setting.

From delightful breakfasts and lunches to irresistible afternoon teas and pastries, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to book your table in advance to secure your spot.

Check out our menus and book your table now

A tea room with lots of square tables, covered in white linen with a glass top over each. The chairs are in the ladderback style designed by Mackintosh. Gauze panels cover the windows, which feature Mackintosh stencilled designs.

Greenbank Garden

Located in the historic byre, the Greenbank Garden café offers a warm welcome to all, serving up light lunches, sweet treats, and a wide range of hot and cold beverages. Our menu proudly features inclusive options such as gluten-free and vegan choices.

We’re a dog-friendly café, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Whether you’re exploring the woodland trails or passing through, stop by for a coffee … and a puppuccino treat!

Little visitors love the ‘pick your own’ picnic baskets – don't worry, there are also picnic options for adults too!

We take pride in our partnerships with local suppliers, particularly the Trust’s exclusive coffee blend, Nàdar. Developed over two years in collaboration with Matthew Algie (our Glasgow-based tea and coffee supplier), Nàdar captures the essence of Greenbank in every sip.

No reservation is needed to enjoy the café, offering both sit-in and takeaway options. However, for afternoon tea, please notify the team at least 24 hours in advance.

A small picnic hamper is displayed on the grass in front of a large house. Children's picnic food including a Fruit Shoot, some crisps, a sandwich and a satsuma are laid out in front of the hamper.

Playful Café, Brodie Castle & Estate

We serve up a delightful mix of treats to enhance your castle adventure! From piping hot coffee to chilled soft drinks, we’ve got your summer refreshment needs covered. Indulge in freshly baked goodies, hearty soups, tasty sandwiches ... and don’t forget to treat yourself to a creamy Mackies ice cream for that perfect summer treat.

Whether you’re exploring the historic rooms, wandering through the estate or playing in the Playful Garden, swing by the café to fuel up and keep the summer fun going!

An upside down ice cream cone is balanced on top of some whipped cream, which tops fruit and jelly in a plastic cup. It slightly looks like a unicorn!

Branklyn Garden Tearoom

Nestled in what was once the library of the main house, with stunning views overlooking the garden, this is a delightful tearoom! Enjoy your food & drink outside on the covered terrace or the lawn, soaking in the tranquillity and the spectacular view across Perth. If you prefer to stay indoors, our cosy seating area offers a charming alternative with garden views – you might even spot a red squirrel or robin while sipping your tea.

The tearoom serves up a variety of hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes, and light lunches including delicious soups and sandwiches. We cater for everyone, with gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and children’s options available. Well-behaved dogs on short leads are welcome in the tearoom, and we provide water bowls for your furry friends.

Our famous freshly baked scones, paired with speciality tea from Suki or our special National Trust for Scotland coffee blend Nàdar, are a must-try! Everything is served in beautiful, mismatched china. And don’t miss our charming teapots, kept warm by knitted tea cosies handcrafted by our talented team members.

Two ladies sit at an outdoor cafe table in a garden, with afternoon tea laid out in front of them. They are clinking their teacups together!

Try our new Trust coffee blend

Our blend’s name is Nàdar, which means ’nature’ in Scottish Gaelic, and it has been developed in collaboration with our tea and coffee supplier Matthew Algie, based in Glasgow. It is Fairtrade-certified and sourced from farming co-operatives in Brazil, Honduras and India.

The recipe has been carefully designed to capture the essence of the Trust; its profile can be described as roasted, earthy, sweet and pinewood. The personality of our coffee can be summed up as cosy: think long walks in the countryside, or a pinewood on a windy day.

Find out more about our delicious blend

You can also now buy Nàdar coffee beans, so you can enjoy a taste of the National Trust for Scotland from the comfort of your home.

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