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Cafe Jacques

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lost in translation

I wanted a light breakfast. Fancied a bagel with cream cheese and on the menu it included bacon. O... K... cultural origin clashes aside I had high expectations due to previous visits. Waitress didn't readily comprehend I wanted black coffee with a little cold water added to cool the drink a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Edinburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I wanted a light breakfast. Fancied a bagel with cream cheese and on the menu it included bacon. O... K... cultural origin clashes aside I had high expectations due to previous visits. Waitress didn't readily comprehend I wanted black coffee with a little cold water added to cool the drink a little. So black coffee arrived too hot. Was also... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Standard hot breakfast fare. Sausage tasted like it had more filler than meat, served with white toast. Tea was awful lacking any tea taste. The scrambled eggs were pale yellow. Still water came in plastic Kirkland bottle.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Cozy little cafe near Red Dog Music store. Friendly staffs. If you like a little peace and quiet, this is the place to go for a nice cup of coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were fortunate enough to be staying across from this little gem so had brunch there on a weekday. The food is tasty, and the service is super. Nothing not to like!

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Hadn't read any reviews fortunately as might have been put off. On reaching the Grassmarket felt hungry so called into this Cafe. It is small and tables close together and in fact must make serving some rather difficult. I had the "Auld Jock" breakfast as it included haggis and tatty scones! The plate when it arrived would not win any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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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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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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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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Address: 10 Grassmarket | EH1 2JU, Edinburgh, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
Cuisine: Cafe

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

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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.
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