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The Haven Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
British, Cafe, Scottish
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9 Anchorfield | Newhaven, Edinburgh EH6 4JG, Scotland
+44 7810 483482
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Cangas de Onis, Spain
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast. Everything was freshly cooked and well prepared. Straight forward breakfast menu such as full Scottish, scrambled eggs and salmon/bacon, porridge, breakfast rolls etc. Scones tasted homemade. Coffee was very good. Orange juice tasted freshly squeezed. Though a small cafe it was lively without being noisy. The staff were very friendly and helpful setting a great atmosphere.... More 

Thank svFreedom
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121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Nice corner cafe, just by Ocean Terminal almost opposite the Asda on the main road.. Imaginative retro inside, it's full of homemade cakes, meals cooked fresh, does wonderful breakfasts using quality ingredients and friendly people run it ! A great alternative to the "full grease" and Greggs... Couldn't fault it and really enjoyed Recommend

Thank malcolm r
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Cozy and quaint cafe, perfect for breakfast or lunch. If you'd like to try a full Scottish breakfast, this is a great place to do it. The baked goods also looked fabulous.

Thank Casey C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to Haven several times now, each time the food has been lovely and the service is friendly. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

Thank Aimee R
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

When arriving to the cafe it was very busy which to us suggested it was a good place to go. We happily waited for 5 mins max for a table and the staff were very efficient on cleaning tables and seating customers. Great menu to choose from, we attended for breakfast after visiting Edinburgh overnight. The pancakes were very tasty... More 

Thank Humphries_xO
Fort William, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Came so close to just staying at the premier inn for breakfast, but do glad we ventured out and found this place. Great breakfast, quality ingredients, lovely atmosphere and service. Would love to come back to try cakes sometime!

Thank Andi W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Visited the cafe on a quiet Tuesday afternoon for a couple of hangover full breakfasts. They were terrible! The beans were the only nice things on the plate. Bacon was fatty, black pudding and haggis were both very dry and the 1 sausage was cheap. I have previously rated The Haven 5 out of 5 but we were left so... More 

Thank Keith H
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is not your ordinary greasy spoon, first and foremost is the quality of the food served. From Artisan bread, fresh rolls and homebaked treats that are delicious. But be warned, go early in the morning because it is so popular you will find it difficult to get a table. Well done to all staff at the Haven. Hildo

Thank Hildo
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Try and get breakfast here whenever I can. Food is great, staff are friendly and it always has a buzz about the place. It's always busy, so go early to grab a seat (take aways available too). Pancakes in here are amazing! Definitely a firm favourite as my local breakfast place.

Thank Samantha G
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Since it opened a few years ago the Haven has not faltered and continues to create delicious breakfast and lunches - always served with cheerful smiles. One of my favourite dishes at lunch is their 'half and half' - basically a small portion of soup with half a panini. Great if you want a lighter lunch but don't want to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Cafe, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 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: 9 Anchorfield | Newhaven, Edinburgh EH6 4JG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 7810 483482

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?