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The Drill Hall Arts Cafe

Cafe, Soups, Contemporary
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Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
10:00 - 17:00
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I love the flea market, its a great fun, friendly, atmosphere and you never know what treasures you might find which makes it all the more exciting, 50 stalls full of clothes (lots of vintage), accessories, shoes, jewellery, books, cds, dvds, antiques and crockery as well as childrens toys, teddy bears, vintage dolls, books and clothing. There is a cafe... More 

Thank weekak
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

On a very cold day there's nothing better than a big bowl of steaming hot soup. The drill hall is a great place for a coffee and a bun. But the soup and rolls are awesome. Pea and ham today. Served wirh two slices of bread and butter. Great stuff. The brie roll was excellent. It's a good place for... More 

Thank Dave_Connelly
Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I've lost count of how many times I've been here over the past couple of years. The food is limited but there's usually something nice to eat. The coffee is good, and the cakes are yummy. If you have young kids, go somewhere else. There may be highchairs and games to play with, but there are no children's portions and... More 

Thank InfrequentWonderer
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

I'm part of an organisation that is a tenant at Out of the Blue, so I'm around the building a lot. It's a very interesting place because there are all sorts of activities going on and you never know who you'll bump into. The cafe is ace - food is always fresh and they do use a lot of local... More 

Thank Helen C
Toronto, Canada
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

I haven't tried the cafe, so cannot comment on that. But I liked the venue. An honest, low-key space that hosts different cultural events. It is easy to reach, literally across the street from the Portuguese cafe, Casa Amija, off Leith Walk. I visited during the independent radical book fair and they were showing an excellent documentary (free). I found... More 

Thank esperanza-wanderer
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

This is a totally unique cafe, set in a multi arts space. There's very often an art exhibition on, which you can enjoy whilst you have your food. The food is good and reasonably priced. The soups are amazing, and made even better by the artisan bread. Coffee is very good. Staff very friendly. If you like your food 'home... More 

Thank IntheBirchForest
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

I low key art venue, worth a trip if you are in the Leith area of town. Quite a hidden gem really, could up it's game slightly but always has lots on for the artistic community and the occasional sale of goods.

Thank greendream
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

lovely food - nice atmosphere - good value and arts and crafts available to buy. Great place for all ages, wheelchair and pram access - lots of different folk of different ages

Thank Dawn H
Scotland, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

Community based local organisation with good coffee shop and food. Easily accessible by a no.22 bus. Day we visited small Xmas craft fair was on but check website for what's on. Flea markets, vintage sales on various times throughout the year.not very busy the day we visited but if down that direction and an event is on pop in and... More 

Thank Susan W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

The market is great but the caterer spoils it with appallingly slow service. Food quality eg soups are very good, when you finally get them, but how can tea and coffee take over half an hour. After two weekends in a row of unbelievably slow service, I will bring my own if I am planning to spend any time here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Soups, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?