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“Favourite cafe in the world”
Review of Anteaques

Anteaques
Ranked #317 of 2,640 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
Reviewed 15 September 2013

The teas, the scones, the service with character (and pocket watches), the ambience. It just can't be beaten.

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

As this a place I frequently visit for tea I will get the negatives out of the way first: there is no toilet (which is a negative once you see the size of teapots you get!). It is also quite small so be prepared to book ahead to absolutely avoid disappointment. That said we have also visited ad hoc and been seated.

The tea range is impressive - dozens of teas on offer - and served in huge measures. Alongside those are cakes, made by the proprietor, ranging from fruit tarts to cream teas, to the amazing green tea savarins which I highly recommend. Your surroundings are cosy and bedecked with antiques (the other half of the name pun) so be prepared to browse - and for other browsers. The service is unparalleled, as you'd expect from a small shop but it really is faultless.

During most of the year it is only open Friday-Sunday, otherwise we would visit more - for tea it is without a doubt one of the best locations in Edinburgh so would commend it to you very highly.

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Thank PeteHarris
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

What a great place!This is a mix of a vintage tea house and antiques store in Edinburgh and is just a lovely place to drink your tea and feel like a character of an old vintage movie.
The have a variety of teas,or better,every flavor you could possibly imagine, and is really hard to choose just one- I really like the 'cherry and chocolate' flavor, and I teamed it with a tasty truffle.The tea room inside is charming, with antiques around, and the staff was just amazing. He was really kind and well dressed, with soft voice and really helpful, so in the mood of this place :)
I also love how this place is hidden, and difficult to recognize it just from the outside-which make it even more charming as place.
We spent a couple of hours there, talking and relaxing and staff was completely fine about this.
Many people would just walk past Anteaques, but implore you not too because its far too great.

note : There are no toilets!

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2  Thank fed_lubitel
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

My boyfriend and I happened upon this place when we recently went to the Fringe Festival is Edinburgh and I was not disappointed. They have a wonderful selection of unique teas in addition to some food (scones, chocolates, fruit cake) which were also delicious. I had a scone with violet jelly, chocolate truffle and a pot of gardenia oolong tea. The pot of tea was huge and it was very reasonable. They are open until 7pm which is great because of lot of these types of tea rooms close early. They had an array of things for sale from their tea and chocolates to crystal glasses and furniture at very reasonable prices.

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2  Thank SteloTheTypo
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

a mixture of a Victorian tea room with an antique shop.run by a French gentleman and his partner dressed in period suits greet you to their gilded emporium.a tea menu is presented to you to choose from.accompanying this is a delicious selection of home made scones,pastries and hand.made chocolates.all served with great flair and at most reasonable prices.browse the selection of antiques on offer.all in all a most satisfying experience.

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Thank Hobson692
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