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41 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
01314470377
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome sandwich shop

Brilliant little cafe. I'm always popping in here for lunch and am never disappointed. Great quality and fantastic price too. I would recommend the nachos or try a sandwich from the suggestions board. One of my favourites is a giant bagel with ham, cheese, mayo and salad. Yummy cakes too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sarah T
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brilliant little cafe. I'm always popping in here for lunch and am never disappointed. Great quality and fantastic price too. I would recommend the nachos or try a sandwich from the suggestions board. One of my favourites is a giant bagel with ham, cheese, mayo and salad. Yummy cakes too.

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Thank Sarah T
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really, really good for their soup and sandwiches and it is delicious. The coffee is out of this world. Recommend to anyone to go there.

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Thank ShaunDonaldson
kirkcaldy
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by here for a breakfast with a mate. The place is quite small and easily missed if you don't know about it. From the outside it looks like a simple standard café offering the usual full English etc. However decided to try here after seeing it appear on top 15 places for breakfast in Edinburgh. I must say not... More 

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Thank scottishworker
Applesn, Owner at Rocket Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, it's very much appreciated! So glad you enjoyed it 😊 More 

Aberdeen
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We love it here! Fast and friendly service. Delicious sandwiches and soup with a variety of fillings and at a good price. We have been around 6 times in the last couple of times! Gets v busy over lunch time - they should expand!

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Thank NatsAberdeen
Applesn, Owner at Rocket Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for writing your great review! We're so happy you like the cafe, it's so special to hear good things about what we do, we very much appreciate it, see you soon! :) More 

Pitlochry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Rocket Cafe provides high quality, fresh all day snacks and meals. I enjoyed a substantial and tasty bowl of soup; great to have 3 choices of home-made soup plus a load of tempting scones, cakes (including vegan, veggie & gluten free options). The venue is clean, brightly decorated, with attentive staff all adding up to a simple but professional place... More 

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therocketcafe, Owner at Rocket Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so happy you loved the soup and the atmosphere, thank you for visiting us! We've lots of winter soups coming over the season so hope to see you again! More 

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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

I visited RocketCafe for the first time today (10/12/15) It looked charming and inviting from the outside. I certainly liked the range of food available but found the prices to be a bit OTT. I ordered the deluxe burrito and was delighted to see in large bold letters on the board GO LARGE + £1. As a burrito fan I... More 

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therocketcafe, Owner at Rocket Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience of Rocket. We are all gutted to hear you didn't enjoy it. We have all discussed the problems and organised ourselves so this will not happen again. We are going through some restructuring and training and on Tuesday, we had a new member of staff and... More 

Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Called in for a very late lunch on a wet and miserable Saturday afternoon some 15 minutes before their 5.00pm closing time as the staff were starting to clear up for the day . From the outside the café looked 'interesting' but we didn't anticipate the quality of food and service that we received. We are not the most straight... More 

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Thank Pete C
therocketcafe, Owner at Rocket Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It brightened up our day to read it! I made sure everyone on shift knew how welcome they made you feel and I'm very happy you enjoyed your experience. It means so much to hear your thoughts, we hope to see you soon, Thank you More 

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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

It's pretty simple, I love this place! All of the sandwiches are freshly made and packed with loads of tasty fillings, the self titled Rocket Club is my personal favourite. The coffee is also lovely if slightly small in size. Rocket cafe is a tried and tested gem in Morningside!

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Thank Luke H
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

There are lots of nice places to eat in this part of Edinburgh but Rocket has a fabulous menu, with lots of interesting choices. Especially good for veggies and vegans, but delicious for all tastes. Sandwiches, burritos, wraps, cakes, smoothies and hot meals. The aubergine & goats cheese "burger" is delicious.

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Thank JLK2011
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I was so impressed by this place from the second I walked in. So many cafes leave you wondering whether to go up to the counter or sit at a table - they have a little notice as you go in that explains what to do. The list of food available is a bit overwhelming, but you do have some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 01314470377

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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