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St Giles Cafe & Bar

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8-10 St. Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
+44 131 225 6267
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brie” (21 reviews)
“porridge” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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8-10 St. Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice little cozy cafe off the royal mile. Interesting vibe with chill music. Breakfast, coffee, cocktails, etc. Had a fantastic hot toddy here.

Thank vino2go50
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited on a cold day and were met with a warm reception. Quirky decor and a lovely array of tempting soups, sandwiches and desserts. Just off the High Street, this is definitely a hidden gem.

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely cafe, excellent service. We visited 3 times, once for drinks and nibbles, and twice for the waffle special--Brie, bacon, syrup. Outstanding. Can't wait to return.

Thank Paula O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in a few times for lunch of brunch enjoying the well presented mocca and house special waffle with Brie, maple syrup and smoked bacon. Relaxing atmosphere and although quite compact, well worth coming down this side street for a rest here.

Thank David R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast on a cold, cloudy morning but we picked the wrong place as a traditional fry-up was in mind but the only option was a bacon roll or some other rather pretentious delicacies for a more discerning palate. Disappointment overwhelmed when the small plate arrived...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for breakfast and as it was a cold misty morning- enjoyed a wee bowl of porridge served with 4 wedges of fresh orange and a small pot of honey. I asked for some milk as I like my porridge with cold milk. Lovely....More

Thank daichef2
Reviewed 10 May 2018

We went there after a spending 3 hours at the Castle and the food was great - good and hearty soup on a rainy afternoon and tasty sandwiches - value for money!

Thank Sramfmly
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Ate here three times in one week. Tony is a great waiter. The St Giles Special was to die for. Try it. Divine!!

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The signature lunch waffle with bacon, Brie and syrup is contagious and a real must if you visit this little inn just off Royal Mile. Cosy place, friendly staff.

Thank Kjetil S
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We went there for breakfast, not really adventurous, just toasts and coffee. But both were fresh and good, so what else to ask for? Staff was nice and place very cosy.

Thank Tartiflon
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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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 19:00
Monday
09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 19:00
Thursday
09:00 - 19:00
Friday
09:00 - 19:00
Saturday
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-10 St. Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 6267
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