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Castle Cafe

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James Close, Edinburgh, Scotland
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible18%
3 weeks ago
“Expensive, small portions and dirty cutlery”
4 Jan 2016
“Very expensive, Bad Service !!!!!”
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Cafe, British, Scottish
James Close, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch and decided to try the Haggis, Neeps & Tatties. Very small portions, basically child size and therefore relatively very expensive, the cafe was dirty and we were initially given very dirty cutlery until we complained and they were replaced. I...More

Thank Alby1958
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Wouldn't use it again if it was the last place to eat in a post apocalyptic scenario. Great shame as it is located in such a great spot.

Thank Dennis R
Reviewed 16 November 2014

Went here both days for breakfast on our two day trip to Edinburgh and I cannot fault it. Breakfast was delicious, and the two owners/staff made me feel like I was home for a Sunday morning fry-up. Coffee was good, Mocha's were perfectly chocolatey and...More

1  Thank Elizabeth1311
Reviewed 27 October 2014

My girlfriend and I visited Edinburgh on Saturday 25th October and came across this café after walking down the royal Mile. Both of us ordered from the 'specials menu' and thought the food would be home cooked giving the price of £8.95. To my disgust...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Really nice place was busy it was a little out of the way but the staff where friendly food was good love finding small out of the way places they are so much better than the main ones along the street

Thank Sirwolfe
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Small but nice cafe close to the castle with great food and nice outside dining. Prices were reasonable and the menu had a nice selection.

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

We came here after visiting the castle. I had a delicious haggis and cheese panini and my boyfriend had a breakfast roll. The place was clean and tidy. The food was brought quite quickly and the staff were really nice and friendly. I'd definitely go...More

1  Thank SarahPops89
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Excellent staff, fantastic welcome. We had a superb full Scottish breakfast and they do a vegetarian or vegan breakfast. The vege breakfast was awesome. Can't wait to go back when back in edinburgh.

2  Thank Stel77
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Wandered down the close looking for a cup of tea and stumbled upon this wee place. Sat inside and ordered. The kids ordered muffins and hot chocolates which were enormous. I enjoyed a cheeky wee roll on egg and tattie scone and it was braw,...More

2  Thank mrsgav
Reviewed 28 August 2014

My friends and I saw the sign for the Castle Cafe once we walked down the hill from the Edinburgh Castle and very glad we decided to go in. We found the most delightful people working here and really enjoyed both the food and conversation....More

Thank DavidPence
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
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Cafe, British, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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  • Address: James Close, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
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