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Parliament café

Grab a quick snack to go, or sit in and enjoy a hearty lunch.


The Parliament café is open to all visitors. There’s a range of food including pastries, sandwiches and soup. Homemade scones and parliament shortbread are freshly baked daily.

We can cater for sugar-free (diabetic), vegetarian, gluten-free (celiacs), lactose-free (dairy-free), nut-free and halal specific diets.

Opening hours

Monday, Friday and Saturday, including public holidays –

  • 10am to 5pm (last orders 4.45pm)

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, when parliament is sitting –

  • 9am to 4pm (last orders 3.45pm)

Cup of flat white coffee held above a table with another cup of coffee visible in the background.

As of September 2022, there is a reduced service in the café. Not all of the items listed below are currently available.

Hot & Cold Beverages

Healthy Options

  • Fresh fruit pots
  • Granola and fruit yoghurt pots

Home Baking

  • Homemade scones, Scottish butter and McKay’s jam
  • A selection of freshly baked pastries
  • Parliament shortbread
  • Caramel shortbread
  • Gluten free blueberry muffin
  • Cobbs Empire biscuits
  • Cobbs Cranachan Raspberry Cake
  • Cobbs Chocolate Brownie