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“Lovely Chilled Cafe to have lunch or a quick coffee stop”
Review of Elephants & Bagels

Elephants & Bagels
Ranked #826 of 2,566 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$8
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
Description: It is not a typical restaurant- it's rather a cosy coffee/bagel shop- very worth writing about!!! Loved by students and anyone who is looking for good food to eat quickly, sit in a quiet place but without restaurant's glam and fuss.
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Stopped in here for a quick coffee today, and really loved the place. They do a huge range of bagels (funnily enough) and lots of different drinks. The other theme is elephants and they are EVERYWHERE! Even the biscuits are cut into elephant shapes. I loved it.......
If you get bored you can even draw your own elephant with the supplied felt tips, and hopefully get it put on to the extensive picture wall :)

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Reviewed 19 June 2013

It's a cafe that serves bagels, all kinds of bagels, with both savoury and sweet toppings. I went in first thing in the morning, for breakfast: the woman behind the counter was friendly and very quick; she happily supplied the Wifi code. The bagel was really nice, clearly fresh and the coffee was good. The cafe is charmingly decorated with children's drawings of elephants. I'd be happy taking my children as well as going back.

Thank Nicola R
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Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

A very lovely little independent cafe, with some fantastic decorations. The bagels are delicious, too and the drinks are good. I like this place a lot.

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Reviewed 6 May 2013

It is in a really convenient location and the concept is nice. The environment is pleasant, you can draw and colour elephants using the material provided. However I find the price for a simple bagel that leaves you hungry two hours later a bit steep.

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Reviewed 9 March 2013

I work in a coffee shop so it was hard for me to get over the fact that they don't have very good health regulations here. If that type of thing doesn't bother you, then i'm sure their bagels are great. But as I was standing in line I watched the girl who worked there touch people's money and wipe her nose with her hand and then directly touched the customer's bagel. The other worker had been sitting down to lunch and licked her fingers and did not even wash her hands before going back behind the counter. After I watched her do this several times, I decided to just get a pack of chips. It's a great vibe, they should just invest in buying some plastic gloves or tongs, or utilizing a hand-washing sink.

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1  Thank MissMelmoth
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