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Deacon's House Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Cafe, Soups, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
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All reviews scones soup sandwich porridge cake side salad mac and cheese bread salmon haggis royal mile deacon brodie quaint cafe order at the counter edinburgh castle light lunch great coffee
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to look hard to find this as has scaffolding up at the moment but a great find as staff really friendly and food tasty . Loved the paintings around the walls and the explanations

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sazerella
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for a hot drink and a snack, mainly to rest feet after walking all round the Royal Mile. We both had a hot choc with whisky in and a cakes. Great service, very friendly, nice drinks and outstanding cakes. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MattMorriss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little cafe with good sandwiches, friendly service and good value for money. Can recommend it to anyone.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 733tillh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy place to eat with nice atmosphere. The sweet potatoe soup is the nicest iv ever had. Thank you would reccommend

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank selinapoppy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy and friendly. A must when I visit up north. I look forward to visiting when I can. Helpful staff and good quality grub. Can’t go wrong. Well done!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sarah_bn9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonably priced, lovely cosy decor. Great desserts! I had the soup and sandwich deal, would recommend here for brunch / lunch

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chloem425
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for brunch before going to the dungeons. Gorgeous wee spot for brunch/lunch with a wide variety of options to choose from on the menu. Lovely staff and a very quirky atmosphere!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank megs_rachel14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit Deacon's House Café on every trip to Edinburgh and am never disappointed. I reviewed this Cafe in 2017 and on my recent visit found they are still maintaining their consistently good quality. It's a small cafe open for breakfast and lunch. The smoked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a recommendation of a friend and weren’t disappointed! Gorgeous little place just tucked away and the food is fab! My bagel was so big I couldn’t even eat it all ☺️ a must go for a good, quick and reasonably priced...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having previously visited this establishment a number of years previously, my wife and I were pleased to enjoy the quaintness of this wee cafe through the pendy. We just caught the breakfast menu and ordered the Scottish Salmon with scrambled eggs as we prepared for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KevinP1314
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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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4 December 2018|
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Response from Gillian J | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I think I saw a highchair... Maybe the best thing to do would be to give them a quick phone call. Sorry. Hope this helps.
23 July 2016|
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Response from Buttonly | Reviewed this property |
Hey there, Not sure if they allow dogs inside, however they have a seating area of 3 or 4 tables outside the restaurant (which is a courtyard off the Main Street down a alley way).
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