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Soutra Coffee House

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££ - £££
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
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Soutra | Blackshiels, Edinburgh EH37 5TF, Scotland
+44 1875 833795
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit but husband had stopped before while on a cycle ride. Coffee shop was busy on Good Friday but didn't have to wait too long and staff working hard to get everyone served. Lunch was really lovely. We had the lentil and ham soup, potato and leek soup and coronation chicken baked potato which was all... More 

Thank Gail G
Kelso, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have not stopped here for a while, so decided it was time to try it again. Pleasantly surprised to see it was being run by the team from the Carfraemill Hotel near Oxton as we have stopped there many times. Ordered baked potatoes, one with Coronation chicken filling which was made with proper slices of chicken as opposed to bits,... More 

Thank charlie c
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee stop, huge meringues and the best coffee and walnut I've had in ages :) well done, I'll be back!

Thank Gillian W
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here. We were in a bit of a hurry, and asked if it was possible to be served quickly. Staff were great, and our lunch was served quickly. Quality and quantity of food was great. Very pleasant surroundings. Just off A68 Jedburgh/ Edinburgh road. Will definitely visit again.

Thank NomeMalaga
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We just stumbled across this place while driving to Edinburgh. The cakes all looked amazing, and we got food envy at everything that came out the kitchen. The views are spectacular. Worth supporting this super place!

Thank SJMetcalfe
Newport, Wales
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

After travelling round the Edinburgh bypass and heading south, we were desperate for a cup of tea and had almost given up hope when we came across the Soutra Coffee House. They had clearly had a busy day but the staff were very welcoming and helpful. I had a sandwich which could hardly have been bigger (but happily ate it... More 

Thank Phil T
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Good cakes and coffee but expensive. Since the day to day running was taken over by Carfraemill it's lost a bit of its soul and must sell the dearest coffee outwith Edinburgh. Nice toilets. Worth a pit stop but take plenty dosh.

Thank YTD225
Coldstream, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Nice friendly staff,very clean ,plenty parking,and food always fresh and very tasty,highly recommend great place to stop have a break

Thank dsp56
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stopped here on the passing for a coffee & will definitely be back. The scones were the best we've ever tasted & coffe was great too. Will recommend & look forward to returning

Thank Pospad
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely late lunch on Saturday. Baked Potato with chicken and spring onion with a lovely side salad was so tasty as was the fried egg roll and cheese and onion toasty. Staff are friendly and helpful toilets immaculate great parking easy access and fantastic views over East Lothian.

Thank LinsSan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Soutra | Blackshiels, Edinburgh EH37 5TF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 1875 833795
Cafe and coffee shop located on the A68 between Edinburgh and the borders. Perfect to stop off for a bite to eat and coffee to and from Edinburgh. With 2 fresh soups changing daily you wont be disappointed! The friendly staff are there to give you the best service on your travels.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?