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A great selection of fresh, imaginative and affordable food, available until 10pm every day. You can take a look at our full menu here.

The Café Bar is open from 8am Mon - Fri.

We are now offering a new expanded breakfast menu, available till Noon Mon - Sat and until 3pm on Sunday.

This includes Full Scottish and Vegetarian cooked breakfast options, and fresh fillings for breakfast rolls: Ayrshire middle bacon, pork & herb sausage, Stornoway black pudding, Quorn vegetarian sausage, Portobello mushroom and free-range eggs - either fried, poached or scrambled.


Choose from eleven draught beers, five real ales, twelve wines by the glass, loads of bottled beers and over thirty malt whiskies! We have a great selection from the best of Scotland's breweries, including Brewdog, Stewart's and Black Isle.

You can also take drinks from the bar into screenings - just ask the bar staff for a plastic glass!


Great deals available to Edinburgh City Council staff on production of a Staff Benefits card.

Food for Thought offer: Between 3pm & 5pm each day all main meals are £7.

We have free Wireless Internet access in the Café Bar!


Every month, our infamously tricky (but fun) film quiz, hosted by Sam Kitchener.

Free to enter, teams of up to eight people to be seated in the Café Bar by 9pm.

The next Filmhouse Quizzes will take place on Sunday 8 May and Sunday 12 June.


Filmhouse currently displays a rotating selection of posters, selected from its own archives and often related to current Filmhouse programming. The extensive Filmhouse archives currently hold thousands of posters dating as far back as the early 1950s, often preserved from their original releases and screenings at Filmhouse, the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Edinburgh Film Guild.


We have free Wi-Fi internet access available in the Café Bar.
If you're not automatically connected, please ask our staff for instructions on how to log on.

Opening times

Monday to Thursday: 8am to 11.30pm
Friday: 8am to 12.30am
Saturday: 10am to 12.30am
Sunday: 10am to 11.30pm

Fresh, affordable and imaginative food and a great choice of hot and cold beverages.

Please note under 18s are not allowed in the Cafe Bar after 9pm.

The Cafe Bar will be closed until 4.00pm on Thursday 26 May to allow for refurbishment works.

Contact Us

88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh EH3 9BZ
0131 229 5932



Filmhouse is an equal opportunity employer.

We accept speculative applications. Download an application form here.


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