Gorgeous Swedish café bistro in the South Side
Söderberg Pavilion is a Swedish cafe, bakery and bistro on Lister Square in Edinburgh’s impressive Quartermile development. With glass walls, beautiful hanging lights and designer furniture draped with sheep skins and blankets, it typifies the simple elegance which has made Scandinavian style so fashionable. The open kitchen with its huge oven is the theatre in which the chefs knead their bread and bake their pizza.
Sourdough pizza and craft baking
Brunch, lunch and afternoon tea are all a treat at Söderberg Pavilion. Afternoon tea highlights their careful sourcing with Mull of Kintyre cheddar making an appearance alongside charcuterie, Swedish crispbread, freshly baked scones and rolls plus Valrhona chocolate muffins. If the full afternoon tea seems daunting, try the Swedish custom of fika – taking coffee with Mud cake, an almond tart or a cinnamon bun.
Made with slow fermented sourdough, the pizza on the evening menu are classics of the genre. The chefs keep the toppings simple. The smoked salmon pizza features just Scottish smoked salmon, crème fraiche, capers and dill. While there may be few ingredients, their quality is unbeatable.
Quartermile transport links and attractions
Söderberg Pavilion is on Lister Square in the Quartermile development by The Meadows. Waverley train station is a brisk twenty minute walk or a ten minute drive. There is some restricted parking in the area. Nearby attractions include Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the National Museum of