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2 Polwarth Crescent, Edinburgh EH11 1HW, Scotland
+44 131 629 6284
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (38 reviews)
“cakes” (25 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2 Polwarth Crescent, Edinburgh EH11 1HW, Scotland
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Really not great. Slow service, breakfasts sound fresh, healthy and delicious but mine was far from it. We oedered a veggie breakfast, sweet potato fritters and a hummus club sandwich. Veggie breakfast: awful, over sone and crunchy. Everything tasted of oil. Herb tomato was just...More

Thank ElouiseM21
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Very yummy, very cool. You get a lot more for your money than other cafes in Edinburgh. Plus student discount

Thank Ben W
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Piece box is my FAVOURITE place to go for breakfast / brunch / lunch in Edinburgh. I used to live in Polwarth and so it was very handy for me and I would end up going there solo so often, now I've moved to the...More

Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Absolutely love this little place. Its a perfect cafe to visit for brunch. The atmosphere is great (though always very busy) and the food is always delicious. The smoothies are great too so I'd recommend getting one.

1  Thank j02424
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We discovered Piecebox by accident as we had bought an apartment nearby which needed substantial renovation including a new kitchen hence the need for somewhere to eat close by. On our first visit we were genuinely welcomed and settled into the cosy, eclectic little food...More

1  Thank valveman1
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I'd heard good things about Piecebox so recommended it as a venue to meet a friend for a coffee & chats. Sad to say it did not live up to expectations. I'm coeliac so I do judge places a bit more based on how accommodating...More

Thank Georgina B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Visited Edinburgh with a friend in April and came across this cafe our first morning. We ate here every morning for the rest of our stay and the food was so good I'm still thinking about it to this day three months later. Food is...More

1  Thank fjwalker2016
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I love this place and make a point of going at least once a month for breakfast. Its quirky decor and interesting menu make it a firm favorite so be prepared to wait for a table if you go at peak breakfast times at the...More

Thank GLMurray
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Piece box has been my regular cafe for the past 2 years now and never disappoints me! A very good range of breakfast (try the courgette fritters, you won't be disappointed!) tasty soups and sandwiches and really nice coffee as well. They have plenty of...More

Thank Cami M
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

My partner and I ordered poached eggs and chicken fajita's! Both of our meals were beautifully presented and tasted delicious!Lovely ambient setting and pleasant service. I will certainly be returning! We were too full for dessert but the selection of cakes available looked amazing! There...More

Thank Amy B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Polwarth Crescent, Edinburgh EH11 1HW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 629 6284
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Piecebox cafe and bakery is based in Polwarth, Edinburgh. Our big things are fresh, home made goodies, a wide selection of gluten free and Vegan options too, top notch coffee and a great outside catering service. We are fully Licensed also, so you can relax with a refreshing drink.
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