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Mitchell's Cafe

Cafe, British, Scottish
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21-23 Henderson Street | Leith edinburgh, Edinburgh EH6 6BT, Scotland
+44 131 539 7172
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Noosa Heads
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713 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visit regularly when I stay with a pal in Leith - alnost always when I have a bit of a hangover. The breakfast here is the perfect cure ! Good solid cafe breakfast at really good prices.

Thank James H
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Don't know how many times I passed this place on the bus and wondered what it was like. Finally tried it and wish I had years ago! Welcoming, friendly staff; freshly prepared, home made food; great breakfasts and very reasonable. Takeaway available too. Once you've had a breakfast, you won't need anything until the evening!

Thank Heather P
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

So cosy and homely, great food/service amazing value for money. Like eating in your own mothers kitchen.👍👍

Thank elainej187
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Arrived and were directed to seating as soon as we entered. A few minutes to peruse the surprisingly good menu then a lovely lady took our order whilst having a laugh with us trying to decide. Food arrived fairly quickly and was clearly freshly prepared. Black pudding was pretty tasty - didn't taste cheap like most. When going to pay,... More 

Thank Gavin J
Bodrum City, Turkey
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Had breakfast here ... a good choice at great prices. It's a great traditional cafe with friendly staff.

Thank jakkigers
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Great place to get a number of different breakfasts and breakfast rolls. They also do great lunch meals like homemade stovies, soups, pies and macaroni cheese. Staff are very attentive and know many of the regulars- such a friendly atmosphere. Lovely coffees and always leave feeling fully satisfied.

Thank fiona b
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Don t get cafes like you use to. Honestly the food is Braw. Number one breakfast for me all the time. The Staff are very friendly and it is Steeped in history with Pictures of Leith. Its a how a Cafe should be .

Thank jode34
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

I happened upon this establishment whilst exploring 'sunny' Leith and after a hash brown and egg doubler I was sold to the idea of using the venue and catering expertise for a potential multi million pound contract. Although the WiFi was rather slow, the additional facilities were well catered for. Needless to say, if it wasn't for the staff, catering... More 

1 Thank StevieDee1
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

This cafe is a great wee place for some honest homemade food such as stories or mince n tatties staff are great and it takes me back to my childhood years when going into Leith on a Saturday was the done thing, lots of pictures of the area from back in the day which is great to see.

Thank Barry D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Edinburgh is an expensive city and money soon goes especially during the Festival month of August. It is so important to find a cafe that makes good food and sells it at a fair price. Mitchell's down in Leith is a superb example of such a cafe. Unpretentious and simple this is a lovely cafe. Excellent food and friendly staff.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Scottish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21-23 Henderson Street | Leith edinburgh, Edinburgh EH6 6BT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 539 7172

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?