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US$3 - US$14
British, Cafe, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great quality food, with a good choice and nice portions. And very friendly staff. A very relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2021 via mobile

We had brunch here yesterday and were seated promptly. We ordered the classic French toast and eggs florentine with two coffees. Portions were huge and very tasty.

Date of visit: September 2021
ChrisMears2014, Owner at Scran, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2021

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the kind words and hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 25 August 2021

I walked from the Cathedral on a blistering hot day knowing there would be a great lunch at Scran. Without hesitation I went for the ‘special’ which was Vietnamese-style toasties with pork and all sorts of interesting and tasty items including a mug of soup....Then a small chocolate tart which was both very chocolatey and not full of sugar as offerings like that usually are. All for £15 including Irn-Bru, espresso and tip. Tremendous value for money!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 August 2021 via mobile

Honestly so obsessed with this place - only been three times and every dish I’ve had so far has been sublime. The burger fries are spot on and the coffee is also class (and I’m fussy with coffee lol) . Staff are super friendly and...chill and there’s just such a relaxed atmosphere about the place, already anticipating my next visit.More

Date of visit: July 2021
ChrisMears2014, Owner at Scran, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2021

Such a kind review. Look forward to welcoming you back soon 😊

Reviewed 20 July 2021 via mobile

Had high hopes for this place after reading a lot of reviews. Always busy when walking past. Had a portion of “nonnas fries” and sadly found it tasting quite oily. The fries itself felt like they were frozen as they had that hard inner texture...as if there were two tones of heat to them. Could just be an off day but wouldn’t rush back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 17 July 2021

Top quality food and service. Staff are very accommodating and friendly- they do a great job at managing the busy cafe with a smile 😄. My whole family loves the food and we are never left disappointed by the quality/portions. Looking forward to many more...takeaways and weekend specials. Thank you ScranMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 17 July 2021

Visited twice within a week Breakfast was excellent. Staff very attentive. Will definitely be back soon.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 16 July 2021 via mobile

Always be number 1 for me. My wee bit of normality in Covid times. Great, genuinely friendly staff. And amazing food and service. Couldn’t do more to make you feel more comfortable and safe. Scran fam You are the best.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 14 July 2021 via mobile

Visited this great wee place for the 4th time yesterday. Brilliant food and service, just like every other visit. Can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 14 July 2021 via mobile

Amazing wee place with great selection of very tasty food, coffee and cakes. Staff are really friendly, never been disappointed when visiting

Date of visit: June 2021
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15 October 2020|
Response from 65AnneC | Reviewed this property |
Around 0930 I think
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Hi there, Yeah we do most items GF CHRIS
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Yes, Scran offers takeaway services.

Scran is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5