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Tullie House Garden Restaurant, Carlisle

A spacious cafeteria-style restaurant in Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery. Attractive and relaxing decor and wooden tables outside.

http://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/your-visit/garden-restaurant

Location

Castle St
CA3 8TP Carlisle
UK
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The James Joyce/Italo Svevo Museum, Trieste, Italy

Trieste is a fine city of the Belle Epoque, looking better than ever after recent refurbishments. Unfortunately, it also appears to be filled with piped music, which infests every café, restaurant, bar and indeed street with hellish cacophony. This makes oases of calm even more welcome. Doubly welcome is one that commemorates two of its greatest residents.

Location

Via Madonna del Mare 13,
Trieste 34121 Trieste 34121
GB
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Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Food is served all day in the cafe downstairs.
Tables outside on nice days.
Lovely location above the Water of Leith, a 20 minute walk along the river into the West End of Edinburgh.
The cafe can be clattery at busy times.

Location

75 Belford Road
EH4 3DR Edinburgh
GB
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British Museum - The Great Court

Not exactly a haven of peace and quiet, but a very good place to meet, if not a place to tarry for too long, particularly at busy times. The glass covered courtyard meets all the basic needs: toilets (muzac-free, I think, but correct me if I am wrong) and somewhere to sit and have a coffee and snack. And, if you arrive early, you can slip through thee Portland Stone porticos into the wonderful galleries (the fourth, South, portico is, notoriously, of the wrong stone). The light under the huge glass roof can be extraordinary enough to warrant the visit.

Location

Great Russell Street
WC1B 3DG London
GB
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The Estorick Colellection

The Estorick Collection boasts the finest collection of 20th-century Italian art in London. It has a simple but pleasant café with a quiet garden.

Location

39a Canonbury Square
N1 2AN London
GB
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