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Himalaya Cafe

) #582 of 1,868 Restaurants in Edinburgh £ Cafe, Asian,
20 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9PR, Scotland
+44 7903 016265
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  • Average3%
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Cafe, Asian, Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
20 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9PR, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little cafe selling delicious Tibetan food. I had the non veg thali and my boyfriend has the veg thali- recommend both. Get a lassi too!

Thank tonilocke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That was one of those rare surprises when you walk looking around for a place for dinner. The food, drinks, the beautiful Tibetan woman that owns this small coffee restaurant, the events that she organises, the (mainly) Scottish clients, the prices, the atmosphere, everything was...More

Thank IriniKakoulidou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there By accident but I am sure that I will back ;) Amazing atmosphere, lovely staff and tasty coffee. What else u need ?;)

Thank anstaro
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I highly recommend the chai masala and any of the curries. Very prompt service, and I can use the free wifi while I wait.

Thank Alexander J
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I've lived in Northern India and I have to say this place is just incredible! The owner makes the most delicious thali and chai, the perfect antidote to a Scottish rainy day. I just loved the food, decor, and friendly atmosphere. Felt like I was...More

Thank azzaccohen
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This was my first Tibetan cafe' experience. Came here with my brother during the weekend and I have to say we had a wonderful time. The place is really warm and comfy and the manager there is so friendly. The food is also very yummy....More

Thank Francesco D
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I was here regularly during my stay in Edinburgh, and I returned every time because of the warm and welcoming atmosphere. Rika, the owner, makes customers feel welcome, and will always take the time to chat with you, whether you are a regular or not....More

Thank Margot615
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I've visited here a few times before and whilst the curries are amateurish at best, I do like the service and the atmosphere, and the tea is good. But my most recent visit was really bad and I will not be returning in a hurry....More

1  Thank llinoswynjones
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Went in for lunch on a very cold March day and was immediately welcomed. Small and friendly and the smell of good food was exactly what was required. We went for the Samosas to start followed by two Thalia. All the food was superb and...More

Thank 4711McGran
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Great range of yummy food and a friendly atmosphere. I will definitely be coming back in the future.

Thank Dani_M447
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9PR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 7903 016265
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The Himalaya Shop has a wonderful selection of Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan products. We have handmade silver and amber jewellery as well as low-cost budget rings, earring, bangles and accessories. There is a selection of house products like silk bedding covers, wall hangers, blankets and lamp shades. We also offer buddhist ritual pieces like singing bowls and a great selection of worldly incenses, to name but a few items. The Himalaya cafe offers a wide selection of tea's and coffees. Masala chai, with milk, or soya is a customers favourite. There is also delicious food and cakes. We offer a delicious vergetarian / vegan curry everyday as well as some other fantastic food options like wraps, home made soup, pancakes, Thali plates and lots of yummy cakes Himalaya Centre recently got a little shop downstairs where we sell good quality second hand clothing for both men and women, books and household things to raise money for Green Tara charity Tibetan charity helping disadvantaged people in the Himalayas..As well as all these lovely things we have also got a beautiful mediatation room where we also encourage our community to use the space for free of charge...Please drop in to see what Himalaya is all about!!
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