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Mitchell's Cafe

21-23 Henderson Street | Leith edinburgh, Edinburgh eh6 6lb, Scotland
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Ranked #651 of 1,859 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Scottish
Most recent review
- Jul 3, 2014
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English first
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This cafe is a great wee place for some honest homemade food such as stories or mince n tatties staff are great and it takes me back to my childhood years when going into Leith on a Saturday was the done thing, lots of pictures of the area from back in the day which is great to see.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Edinburgh is an expensive city and money soon goes especially during the Festival month of August. It is so important to find a cafe that makes good food and sells it at a fair price. Mitchell's down in Leith is a superb example of such a cafe. Unpretentious and simple this is a lovely cafe. Excellent food and friendly staff.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Lovely cafe, i go into this place regularly, the staff are always very friendly and helpful. I would recomend to go here. The food us always cookes fresh and to order. There are a lot if cafe's, bistro's or restaurants in Leith, but i always go back to this plave.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

I go once or twice a week. I inevitably have a soup. The scotch broth and lentil versions are consistently good. There are always cafe style food to choose from. Mince & tatties is a fav of mine. It has the man sized hotdog fashioned from fibreglass on the street outside. Not haute cuisine. Honest grub that hits the spot.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is one of Leith's oldest cafes, one of the friendliest, and provides excellently prepared food at great prices. Our latest visit was today when my husband and daughter had really tasty fish in breadcrumbs with chips and beans. I had an all day breakfast which was not in the least greasy and every individual item on the plate was... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012 via mobile

This is nice place used by the locals.Good prices & decent food.

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Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

A great cafe with great service. We visit every time we have a weekend in leith .

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2010

This is the place to go if you want good food, good helpings and a good price in a warm friendly atmosphere. This cafe is one of the oldest cafe's in the Leith area of Edinburgh, dating back to 1883, and is run today by Rab, Mary, Grace and her daughters. I used to frequent this cafe regularly when I... More

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