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The Square

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17 North St. Andrew Street, Edinburgh EH2 1HJ, Scotland
+44 131 556 6332
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“soups” (8 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
“tray bakes” (2 reviews)
Cafe, Scottish, Deli, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
17 North St. Andrew Street, Edinburgh EH2 1HJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seems to be a popular place for breakfast, a lot of take away by locals who stop here for both coffee and sandwiches. Nice yoghurt pots and fresh juices and friendly service.

Thank ToPi03
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

The food is absolutely amazing considering that is a little deli, the hot special dishes are different every day and delicious!!! Proper home made food! The service is great and very friendly ! Love coming here !!!!

Thank Paulina S
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

And was pleasntly suprised by the selection of sannies for a hungry boy like me...the staff were superb and couldnt be more helpful..try this place

Thank Heehaw67
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

The food is good, and the staff are very friendly. I did however find hair in my food on my last visit, perhaps hairnets to cover long hair? Please more of the choc orange tray bakes, i never see these anymore. :-)

Thank AJ_COS1
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

I had a Tuna sandwich and a cup of soup and the whole experience was excellent. The bread and the fillings were all very fresh and the soup was very tasty. Recommend for a quick good quality lunch in central Edinburgh.

Thank TravelsWorksGoesHome
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Good little find just away from the busy princes street. Small inside but comfortable surroundings. Cheap lunch and cater well for gluten free diets - bread, crackers and even breakfast items for mornings on the go! Takeaway and eat in princes available :) well recommended.

Thank AdamAshbourne
KeithMarshall2014, Owner at The Square, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thanks for the good review Team Square

Reviewed 18 October 2017

We were staying nearby this restaurant and stopped in for coffee and scones. Delicious scones were fresh from a nearby bakery and some of the best I have ever had. We went back several times, the staff always greeted us with a warm welcome and...More

Thank Timeless987
KeithMarshall2014, Owner at The Square, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you so much for your fantastic review but make the scones ourselves!!! So glad you liked them. Best regards The Square

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across The Square on the way to watch a show at the Fringe and we were impressed. The breakfast rolls start at only £1.90 and they certainly don't scrimp! My breakfast roll had two sausages, two slices of bacon, a pile of scrambled...More

Thank Rebbyface
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We dropped in here, needing some breakfast after a bit of a lie in and missing our hotel's dining slot. It was pretty busy and the seating is pretty tight to get into but the staff were friendly and welcoming. We ordered a couple of...More

Thank macindog
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Often pop in here with work colleagues for a quick coffee before a meeting and we are always made welcome. Good coffee at reasonable prices and while I haven't tried the food - what I have seen of it on others tables looks good. Only...More

Thank UncleDads
New Town
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clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 North St. Andrew Street, Edinburgh EH2 1HJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 6332
Searching for the ultimate breakfast, lunch or anything in between, then look no further than The Square! Freshly prepared food ideal to go or to sit in. We take great pride in sourcing the finest quality ingredients to provide you with tasty, fresh and exciting food from all corners of the world - healthily or indulgent the choice is yours!
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