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“Great place to have a quiet cup of coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Barantine

La Barantine
Ranked #15 of 62 Dessert in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$17
Cuisines: French, Cafe, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great place to have a quiet cup of coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

This is a great cafe in Bruntsfield that stands out amongst the many other cafes due to its cozy atmosphere. The coffee is great and the cakes are too. Couple all of this with great staff and you have one of the best cups of coffee in Edinburgh.

Visited July 2013
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Frankfurt, Germany
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful french Café with delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

We came across this beautiful little french Café during our vacation in Scotland while looking for a place to have breakfast. It looked very inviting so we took the only unoccupied table left.

They offer different breakfast combos and we took one sweet (I think it was La Parisien) and one hearty combo (La Vieux Lille) to share between the three of us. It was simply delicious...these were the best Croissants, Pain au Choloats, Baguettes we've had for quite same. The Cappucino was big, strong and tasted great. The meat selection as well as the Croissants were beautifully arranged on Slate-Plates.
The charming ladies running the place are French, so you can also practice the language if you like to.

Based on this experience, it became our standard breakfast location for the remaining days...and we also dropped by in the afternoons to collect some of the evenly delicous Mini-Tartes, Eclairs,... to enjoy with some tea or coffee at our accomondation.

  • Visited July 2013
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely food in a lovely place served by lovely people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

I've been in La Barantine a couple of times now and have never been disappointed. The service is well-suited to the place as it is so friendly and welcoming. The food is kept simple but is delicious and it is a wonderful place to go for breakfast. The staff enjoy working there and it shows in their work as they are always very smiley and on hand to make sure that your every need is catered for. Highly recommend the croissants and sandwiches. Great value too!

  • Visited June 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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381 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Authentic French cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

If you are looking for a place where authentic and genuine french products are served; then just make your way to Bruntsfield where this little French cafe will send you to Heaven! all products are made on site. All products and delicious pastries are home made and to the French taste. the sandwich are just like at home (France!), the bread and soup are just like you are travelling to the old continent.
La Barantine is located in the heart of Bruntsfield, little out of all tourist attractions but it is a very rewarding effort to seat there after the short walk (only 15 minutes from the Sheraton hotel). If you are in Edinburgh and looking for a real French experience for your breakfast; just stop at la Barantine: It's open every day from 07h30 to 17h30. also, if you ar elooking for a place where you can dispense your knowledge of the French language, all staff speaks French and you feel welcomed like at home, all staff and Celine were an absolute pleasure to meet and talk: Thank you very much for bringing a genuine part of France to Edinburgh

  • Visited May 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Some of the best croissants in town...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2013

I had always thought Edinburgh was missing a few really good French patisserie chains, like the ones found in London (Pauls and Patisserie Valerie, which is actually Belgian I know). Patisserie valerie came and disappointed, their croissants being defrosted chunks of bread, so obviously made of margarine. La Barantine instead takes this role in providing delicious fresh pastries, croissants and baguettes, all in a very continental rustic atmosphere! The smell when they bake is like crack, the staff are lovely, and the prices are reasonable. It's worth the trek across the meadows.

  • Visited March 2012
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