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Cafe Jacques

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10 Grassmarket | EH1 2JU, Edinburgh, Scotland
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  • 13
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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 5
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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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Lossiemouth
1 review
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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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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Surrey
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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