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£4 - £8
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Cafe, British, Healthy, International
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Vegetarian Friendly
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New Town
0.3 miles from Princes Street Gardens
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All reviews brunch eggs benedict sandwich soup beans scones hollandaise sauce hanover street excellent coffee lovely cafe worth the wait city centre take away smoothies strawberry cream
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best coffee I’ve had in Edinburgh :D nice setting and atmosphere, and the service was good and very quick. Would be nice to have more alternative milk options than just oat milk for those with allergies.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024

Excellent cappuccinos & breakfast. Quaint cafe with tons of personality. Friendly service & the Eggs Benedict had the best flavor. Our bellies are full and happy.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

My partner and I visited for breakfast. We were amazed by the food. We both had waffles to share. We tried the bacon and maple syrup and the strawberries and maple syrup to split together. Couldn’t recommend them enough! The best coffee I have had...whilst visiting Edinburgh, enough to get one to go after our visit. Highly recommend. The staff member even put sugar in my to go coffee without destroying the coffee art on top! You can tell they care about making good coffee and not in a rush to give out quickly made and burnt coffee. Very small place with limited tables, wait outside until there is a table ready. It is so worth the wait!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024 via mobile

Absolutely first class. The best coffee I’ve had for years. We had a bit of time to pass whilst waiting for a train and a quick spy on TA found Pappi and it looked great. The place was busy and we managed to get squeezed...in. My wife had buttermilk waffles with strawberries and maple syrup and I had eggs benedict. Everything was perfect and I’ll be back when next in town.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

What a gorgeous little find this was! Got there just after 9am and just got a table, it’s only small inside but lovely atmosphere and really friendly staff! We had a sausage and bacon bun and halved them, they were lovely! £13 for 2 breakfast...buns and 2 hot drinks absolute bargain especially in a city centre. Would return here again as the waffles looks delicious. Make sure you get in early as there was a queue when we came out!!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2023

Great menu lovely friendly service. Lots to choose from the staff were very attentive and friendly to us. Everything we had was lovely especially the tomato chilli soup wow!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023 via mobile

Great little cafe on busy Hanover St. Friendly staff, great choice of hot/cold food, & pastries etc. Artisan Roast coffee. Classic 60s music when I was in.....

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

Small cafe but delicious food. You know it’s a good spot when there is a queue for tables. Lovely sandwiches and eggs Royal. Friendly quick service. Would recommend

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

The waffles are delicious and made fresh… eggs Benedict cooked to perfection and the coffee was quality. Really fast service. Best breakfast I’ve had in years without doubt.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023 via mobile

Another good breakfast place that’s worth every penny. Waffles are to die for. I haven’t tasted anything like they have. Tuna sandwich also. Although place was too small and you have to queue in line, I must say it’s worth it.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023 via mobile

Lovely cafe in Edinburgh City Centre with “people watching” views over Hanover Street. Wide choice of savoury and sweet lunch options and drink options. We had the soup and toasted sandwich option and all very delicious. Friendly welcoming staff. Well priced for a city centre...eatery.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 30 March 2023 via mobile

I happened across Pappii because we are staying in NewTown for a few days to sightsee. And we will 100% go back again. First, the staff are amazing. Smiles, friendly, accommodating, quick, articulate, absolutely stellar. We had a party of 3 so they pulled a...stool up for us but when another table vacated later, they asked if we wanted to move to a 4-top so we’d have room for our breakfast plates. They quickly helped us move and took our order. <chef’s kiss> Eggs Benedict was AMAZING. I’ve never had one this delicious. My husband and I both ordered it and loved it. Their in-house Hollandaise sauce is scrumptious and the egg perfectly poached x 4! Our teen had waffles with bananas and Nutella and ate way more than I expected. The waffles were fluffy inside and slightly crisp in the outside which is exactly how we like it. We also got a decaf Americano coffee and a mango smoothie take-away, both also delicious. I forget to request a dallop of milk in my coffee so Frank it black and was surprised by how smooth and not acidic the brew was. I want to stop by and see if they sell the beans for me to take back to America!! We will definitely be back and think everyone should check this tasty cafe out for themselves!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 14 March 2023 via mobile

This is a decent cafe. Staff were cool, loads of food and drinks to choose from. I went for the signature halloumi sandwich and it was good. Nice coffee too.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

We saw the reviews for this cafe and decided to check it out on our trip to Edinburgh, it did not disappoint! We managed to get a seat straight away however it soon filled up after we arrived. The service was excellent, the coffee and...breakfast were lovely. It was so good we wanted to order it again! However, the prices were a little on the steep side at £12 for eggs Benedict and 1 waffle for £10. It was delicious though and worth the money, they were very generous with the bacon which is quite unusual as a lot of cafes scrimp on this! A small complaint would be that the waffle and bacon did not come out very warm, and by the end was really quite cold which was a shame. However we really enjoyed our trip with great food and a nice atmosphere. We highly recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2022

This was recommended to us as it was close to where we were staying. My fellow diners were content with their choices of bacon rolls - however my toasted muffin was stale and not tasty at all. The scone was not much better. To the...managers credit after I had left most of the food he did reduce our bill. However, we didn't return again the following day which had been our original intention.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Sonam Gamtso, Owner at Papii, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2022

Dear North117, We appreciate your visit Papii brunch cafe. Sorry to hear you did not like much our foods,drinks, service,value. Glad to know our manager did reduce your bill did try best. We wish you all the best!

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It's open from 9am until I think 4/5pm. A lot of businesses are closed as it's a bank holiday, so I'm unsure and would recommend giving them a call to check.
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Papii is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5