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Cafe Jacques

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10 Grassmarket | EH1 2JU, Edinburgh, Scotland
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  • 15
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 5
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  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
No early-bird, but worth waiting for

Went to this place at eight on the dot (the advertised opening time) but no signs of life, so wandered the Grassmarket ( not an unpleasant thing to do) for twenty minutes until a very sleepy owner opened up, The prospect of punters cash must have rejuvenated him because from then on he was Mr... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
NORMANLEWIS
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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had one of the full breakfasts called Auld Jock's here on a busy Easter weekend. It was delicious! The coffee was fantastic too. Friendly, attentive service as well. Would highly recommend!

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A perfect café lunch, indoors out of the snow! Toasties to suite all tastes. A shame were a little early in the season to savour the smoothies. Friendly efficient staff.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This little cafe sits on the north west corner of Edinburgh's Grassmarket. There endeth the good news. This place served my wife, brother and sister in law and myself the worst breakfast I have ever paid for! Here is a selection of the issues, totally cremated bacon, undercooked eggs (liquid whites), cold haggis and black pudding and completely inedible mushrooms.... More 

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Lossiemouth
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

absolutely terrible experience in this cafe. Glasses for drinks came out, one was broken, one had lipstick on the rim and another was dirty. Asked for clean ones which when they came weren't much better. 3 of the 4 sets of cutlery which came out were also dirty. Had remnants of food still on them from a previous user! That's... More 

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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95 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went to this place at eight on the dot (the advertised opening time) but no signs of life, so wandered the Grassmarket ( not an unpleasant thing to do) for twenty minutes until a very sleepy owner opened up, The prospect of punters cash must have rejuvenated him because from then on he was Mr Efficiency. Not even sure he... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My partner and I went for breakfast on our last day in Edinburgh, but I wish we'd gone back to The Coffee Mill Cafe a little up the road. He had a full Scottish, and I had the smaller Scottish. The food and service were okay, but I've had better.

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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Popped in here for a cooked breakfast on a wet and windy Saturday morning. The cafe itself is tiny - 8 or so tables all poked in and to be honest it's a little bit too cramped - my arm doubled up as the door stop - but the food itself was great. Piping hot drinks arrived promptly and the... More 

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Leicester
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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was a dreadful dining experience. The cafe looks OK from the outside but the food and drink was VERY poor quality and expensive for what it was. We had 2 cappuccinos which had no coffee flavour, just tasted like watery warm milk with chocolate sprinkles which were added without asking us. We took one sip each and left the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A small cafe on the square on Grassmarket, but it offers a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or you could do what we did and stop by in the afternoon for some toast and coffee. Everything about it was as it should be, reasonable food and prices, good service, clean.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Breakfast was nice but nothing spectacular, quite expensive for what you got but not as bad as other reviews have said. There are very few tables so it seems to get busy quickly and the service slows down. The staff were all friendly but not the best place we've eaten in Edinburgh.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Grassmarket | EH1 2JU, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.