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Reviewed 4 October 2023

This place is most certainly open, we had a great coffee, the staff are multilingual and very funny, great banter and lovely coffee, would highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023 via mobile

What an excellent find. A lovely little cafe just off the Royal Mile. The coffee is really good but the best bit was the honey cake, a must try!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2023 via mobile

Literally 2 steps away from the castle and yet not in a noisy busy Main Street This little gem is definitely worth the detour Very good atmosphere inside

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 March 2023

Charming little place, great atmosphere. Best scones I've ever had, and their chai latte was delicious. Very nice service, and a great location. Can't recommend it enough.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Gabriela Veverkova, Owner at The Hideout Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2023

This review is about Hideout Cafe on 5 Upper bow, Edinburgh. Could you please allocate the review to the correct venue? Many thanks for your help.

Reviewed 20 February 2023 via mobile

The hideout is a great spot to head for a quick coffee and a bite to eat! The coffee is always consistent, the friendliness of the staff is always tops! It was the first place my partner and I went to when we first moved...to the area and the guys made us feel so welcome. You can be sure to have a great experience in the hideout. The staff always ask you how you are and are always up for a chat and a skit. They really give their time to their customers. I also love that they just know our coffee order now. Keep up the smashing work guys ✌🏻More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 9 January 2023 via mobile

We love this place. Discovered it through a friend who goes there often. Great breakfasts, cake and coffee in an unpretentious space that feels warm and welcoming. Handy for Leith Links

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 28 November 2022

First note that the address of the Hideout Cafe we went to is 5 Upper Bow and it is now a small space (unlike some of the pictures on Tripadvisor). Speaking just for myself, I though the mozzarella sandwich there was delicious. However, my husband...did not like his sandwich at all (I can't remember which he chose). The food menu is very limited at this cafe. Basically we went to the counter and pointed to sandwiches which were in the case and they heated them up. We were lucky to find some seats as there weren't many. I will say that lunch here was inexpensive and convenient as we were shopping on Lawnmarket St. nearby.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 7 November 2022 via mobile

Located right across the road from our accommodation this cafe was a fantastic find! Great coffee and cakes and super friendly service. [Double check the address though as based on the photos on Tripadvisor the location may have changed recently].

Date of visit: November 2022
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Gabriela Veverkova, Owner at The Hideout Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2023

This review is about Hideout Cafe on 5 Upper bow, Edinburgh. Could you please allocate the review to the correct venue? Many thanks for your help.

Reviewed 29 September 2022

perfecto place to go for the afternoon, the vegan sarny was lush and the staff were very lovely and smiley :) 10/10 x

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 June 2022 via mobile

A lovely little cafe we happened to stumble across in Old Town, Edinburgh. Reminded me of a cafe in Amsterdam, we just had a tea & a hot chocolate (which my husband said was really good!) The pastries looked divine (we’d just had breakfast so...didn’t get one, wish I had done though!!) Staff were friendly and the atmosphere was lovely! Would happily go back when visiting Edinburgh again!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Gabriela Veverkova, Owner at The Hideout Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2023

This review is about Hideout Cafe on 5 Upper bow, Edinburgh. Could you please allocate the review to the correct venue? Many thanks for your help.

Reviewed 12 June 2022

Leith is undergoing a transformation. This working class area near the port has become gentrified and prices are quite unjustified with a cappuccino costing £3. The smoothie was disappointing as at the eye watering price of nearly £4, I was expecting the smoothie to be...made from actual solid apples rather than cheaper apple juice made from concentrate out of a carton which overpowered the drink as smoothie it was not! The poached eggs with salmon were cooked to perfection with the orange yolks forming a puddle of rich sauce over the salmon and sourdough and were very tasty as 5he were well prepared. The cinnamon bun was ok but quite doughy and heavy. Service was not the speediest but pleasant enough. This area of Leith trying to be upmarket in price but still a disconnect with the quality of the produce offered and aesthetics of the surrounding.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 14 April 2022

A cozy café with some retro interior. This is a perfect place for a quick and light lunch with nice staff.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Gabriela Veverkova, Owner at The Hideout Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2023

This review is about Hideout Cafe on 5 Upper bow, Edinburgh. Could you please allocate the review to the correct venue? Many thanks for your help.

Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

Stumbled across this place after we’d walked to Leith from the city centre via Arthur’s Seat! Greatly in need of refreshment we stopped for lunch. It’s a cosy, welcoming and quirky little place with old stereos fixed to the wall and other interesting stuff on...show. The coffee was good and the grub tasty and reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 14 March 2022 via mobile

Stop for a quick coffee, GREAT tasting coffee wish the cups were bigger. A small place but cozy & friendly. Theme is audio cassettes which looks good

Date of visit: March 2022
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Gabriela Veverkova, Owner at The Hideout Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2023

This review is about Hideout Cafe on 5 Upper bow, Edinburgh. Could you please allocate the review to the correct venue? Many thanks for your help.

Reviewed 17 February 2022 via mobile

Very cute cafe. Nothing too fancy but lovely atmosphere. I was struggling to find a cafe in edinburgh with enough space to study (without a million people jostling for a spot) and this place was perfect. There were plenty of folk about but still always...a free table or two (mind you it was a weekday morning). Overall, a great experience, and staff very very friendly.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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The Hideout Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5