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Water of Leith Cafe Bistro

52 Coburg St, Edinburgh EH6 6HJ, Scotland
0131 555 2613
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Ranked #10 of 1,855 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, British
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Ate in this bistro many times, its home cooking with a French flair, its a great place for lunch, the food is made from scratch, but the chips are not homemade and not sure about the ice cream, but would agree the dishes of the day are hearty and well cooked, front of house is friendly and the place has... More

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Vancouver Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Leith cafe has now closed but will open near the Royal Botanic Gardens, possibly in September. Its food is all made from scratch, from good ingredients, by a chef who knows what he's doing. His wife welcomes you and provides a cheery service as she presents their truly excellent cafe fare. The quiches, soups, breads, and desserts are scrumptious.... More

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Nottingham, UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a real gem of a place. The food is excellent - all home made and very tasty. We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed a late lunch after a trip to the Royal Yacht. Obviously enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Great cake selection, but we were too full to sample them.

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Edinburgh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've eaten here for many various reasons, be it a family meal, private dining, breakfast, coffee and cake. The menu, decor and staff lend the place to any occasion. Proper authentic French dishes are ever prevalent, with their Croque Monsieur outstanding. There tends to be a hearty meat dish on the specials too, these are always well presented and correctly... More

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Blair Atholl, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Excellent foo and great service in this atmospheric little restaurant. Well worth a vist. The baked vanilla cheescake is to die for.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The water of leith cafe bistro has been here for 5 years and living very close by I visit regularly. Never been dissapointed. It has the best Pate and oatcakes I have ever tried. Also the sticky toffee pudding is THE BEST!!!!!!! In fact everything I have tried ( and there has been lots) has always been fantastic. The staff... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I live close to this café bistro and have been many times since it opened and have always enjoyed wonderful food and outstanding service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We used to be regulars here when we lived in Leith. Always a friendly welcome, great value for money and very family friendly. Food is always excellent and desserts are amazing! Loved the breakfasts too!

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Monnickendam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

On our last day in Scotland we wanted to go to this place for breakfast. As they don't take reservation's we made sure we arrived right after opening up (10:00). The interior is very light and the atmosphere makes you feel at home. The breakfast menu has something for everyone, including typical scottish dishes. But after 2 weeks I was... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I took mum for a birthday treat a couple of days back. We were a group of five, and between us we had cullen skink, chicken and chorizo brochette, Coley and risotto, fish cake, crepes, and felt that it would be overgreedy to finish with cakes, so we settled for coffee. The WOLCB is both a cafe and a bistro,... More

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