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Rocket Cafe

#436 of 1,806 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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41 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 447 0377
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I swear my spoon could have stood up in my cheese, celeriac and potato soup by itself. It was served with some lovely fresh bread. Only negative comment is that the decaf coffee was very, very strong.

Thank Margaret W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I could eat here every day, more than once. Delicious soups, sandwiches and specials and then there are their cakes - amazing!

Thank KLAEd
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely home made soups and preparation and presentation always really good. Service good and efficient. Would recommend for lunch or snack.

Thank Pythagorus31
Kinross, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Haven't been in Morningside for ages, plenty places to eat but where, then we saw this place and the menu, we were sold. The biggest issue was what to eat, such a choice and looking around at people already eating, it all looked enticing. However we plunged for the club sandwich, one carnivorous and one veggie. Both extremely enjoyable, indeed... More 

Thank Regkv
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Just decided on the spur of the moment when out shopping went in for a coffee and was confronted by a number of tray bakes....i just can't resist a tray bake....excellent and will be back

Thank Jim F
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We found Rocket by chance for lunch - 3 adults and 2 children. The choice of food was extensive, and the quality was excellent. The coffees were great too. We found a table just in time, as it then got rather busy. There were also a lot of people arriving for take-away. Because of this, our food did take quite... More 

Thank Jon F
Applesn, Owner at Rocket Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! I've spoken with the person in charge that day and they're very happy you took the time to write your review, it's really made our day! Thanks again and hope to see you soon, Graeme More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for coffee while getting winter tyres fitted at farmers in strathearn road. We ended up with bacon rolls too which were brilliant. Definitely come back here when next visiting the area. The availability of choice in breakfast and lunch and cakes was brilliant.

Thank Eagle6869
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Friendly and hepful staff, good food excellent coffe. Basic decor but a excellent selection of foods which caters for all tastes. This is a great place to meet and either have a simple coffee and chat or for a meal. The rocket baby breakfast is good and would recommend/

Thank Charlie C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

A simple little cafe but a nice place to meet (or sit on your own) for a light meal or just a coffee. Very nice home baking (generous portion sizes) and good coffee. Service isn't brilliant but on the other hand, it means you can linger for as long as you like! You can help yourself to a bottle of... More 

Thank D M
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This is a find! A great cafe doing brilliant range of delicious brunch options. Tricky choices have to be made... The staff were friendly & helpful. So, good food, great coffee & friendly staff in this lovely cafe. If you can't decide what to eat from the great choices on offer, pick something and plan to come back, it's worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 447 0377

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