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La Barantine

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££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Old Town
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202 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4DF, Scotland
1312290267
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belfast
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210 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We dropped in for coffee and baguette, essentially on a whim as we had been walking quite a lot in orientating ourselves on our short break in the city and required R&R. A great find. French to the core - and that's not a bad thing - with lovely coffee and yummy fresh bread AND friendly staff. Recommended.

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Thank MartinJi
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I like the very French atmosphere in the place. The baguette is absolutely perfect and the soup with baguette makes an excellent lunch. On the downside (leading to one star deduction): it seems not all of the sweet pastries are made freshly on a daily basis as I recently had a slightly dry Eclaire. But overall it's a great place... More 

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Thank schlemil
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Extremely disappointed in the way we were treated when my husband and two daughters and I arrived to have lunch. We arrived at 1.35pm and asked to be seated at a table reserved from 1pm but clearly was still empty. The waitress who was exceedingly rude refused to give us the table (even though those who booked were nearly 40... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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746 reviews
601 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Looks good, nice 'French' bakery ambiance but the food food looks better than it looks. Coffee, teas, cakes and pastries. Table seating for about 12.

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Thank JNWSuisse
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Various people have told us of this obviously very popular restaurant. Be aware that it closes at 6pm. This was our first visit possibly missing the full spread as arrived after 2pm but what was on view was most encouraging. Eventually we both chose a quiche and salad which was well presented and very tasty. The staff were pleasant, attentive... More 

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Thank John R
Wanaka, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2016

A very cosy little place reflecting well the warmth of its owners. Authentic French treats, and very good quality products. Don't miss out on : - L'Auvergnat, le Savoie and le Franche Comte sandwiches as well as the platters for tasty meat and cheese from France -the green pea soup when it's on ! - the Fig's bread warmed up... More 

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1 Thank artichoke49
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This French cafe is the real deal...French staff, simple yet chic decor and baked goods which rival anything you've ever eaten. La Barantine make all their bread, pastries and cakes from scratch and you can really tell the difference. It's a bit more expensive than your typical cafe but you can tell everything is of the highest quality which makes... More 

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Thank watermellon89
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place to stop and relax. Coffee was tasty and so were the macaroons. Nice location, handy for me so I'll be back soon.

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Thank meganmil84
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is a world class French coffee shop that's got the best coffee and pastries I have ever had, anywhere. It's not cheap but when you taste the goodies price becomes unimportant.

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Thank Colin M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The food and drinks are wonderful. Fabulous filled baguettes for lunch or cakes with tea or hot chocolate. The staff are lovely and always friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
Cuisine
French, Cafe, European
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4DF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 1312290267

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Staying in Old Town

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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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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