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Cafe Jacques

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10 Grassmarket | EH1 2JU, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Overpriced, abysmal food and drink, poor behaviour from the manager

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Leicester
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Leicester
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Gilberdyke
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145 restaurant reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

very nice hot chocolate on a particularly cold day in Edinburgh- the staff were quite friendly and the decor was very cool! especially the ceiling!

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Horley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Awful breakfast. Wouldn't recommend..food was tasteless, soggy. Yuk. Other people returned their food, we just left ours.

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Cumbria
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

£22 quid for 2 small breakfasts, served cold at first, 1 poor instant? coffee, 1 weak tea and some sausage and beans for the child. Not good value at all. Place needs a makeover and some heating first before charging these prices.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Not worth a visit. Service is ridiculously slow. Food came out wrong and when asked to fix it they just picked off the things we had not wanted on our food! Totally unhelpful. Plenty of much better places!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Lovely cafe serving breakfasts, coffees, teas. The service was very good and the staff were friendly and helpful

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I visited Cafe Jacques on Saturday morning and to begin with it was a pleasant experience to relax and enjoy a coffee. When my partner and 2 year old joined me we ordered a couple sausage rolls and a kids breakfast, I asked for simply a piece of toast and beans with a sausage for the kids meal. The food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Terrible "grub" - I couldn't even class this as food. Asked for a dish with no cheese due to allergies... Dish was brought out with flecks of cheese in it- inquired as to the no cheese request and the response " chef put it on and we picked it off"! Really not worth the effort of sitting down in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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