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Cafe Jacques

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

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Good old fashioned breakfast. No frills, although the bacon roll was more of a bacon baguette...the lads having the full breakfast next to me looked to be enjoying themselves too. No it's not the ritz, but it does what is says on the tin.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good old fashioned breakfast. No frills, although the bacon roll was more of a bacon baguette...the lads having the full breakfast next to me looked to be enjoying themselves too. No it's not the ritz, but it does what is says on the tin.

Thank gazburns
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location and environment - but complete lack of effort with food -poor quality and unimaginative - how they get away with it is amazing! DO NOT GO

Thank aurorina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is in the perfect location for tourists. We wanted to have a breakfast before going on to tours. First of all they don't serve what they write on the menu board or in other words "everything is subject to availability." The beans, tomatoes and the tea were at a terrible quality. I would definitely not recommend if you... More 

Thank Aykut E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2nd day in Edinburgh and our 2nd breakfast. Day 1 a disaster when we got some cold breakfasts from Bella Italia! Day 2 was lovely from Cafe Jacques. Egg yoke was massive, toast perfectly done, great bangers and it was warm. £17 quid spent on the two plus two drinks! Almost half what we paid the previous day in Bella... More 

Thank murrayliam86
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Day trip to Edinburgh...struggled to find a child friendly place to eat due to strange licensing laws...ended up in Cafe Jacques. On arrival it seemed quite pleasant. The waitress was friendly enough despite managing to mix our order up. We ended up with 3 meals served while my son waited for his correct order to be cooked. My husband ordered... More 

Thank NorthernlassCumbria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I was expecting to walk into this charming little cafe and be greeted with a continental menu. Instead, it's more of a greasy spoon with a selection of fry-ups being available. However, this is no bad thing - particularly after a night sampling the best of Edinburgh's nightlife. So, two fry-ups were had: one veggie, one Scottish. The service was... More 

Thank everythings_rosie
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Had a cappuccino which was alright for a greasy spoon. The Café looked dingy and we didn't have the courage to eat there. Not the best place is town but the location on Grassmarket is good, especially when sunny and warm and you sit outside, like we did.

Thank stokey82
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

A proper breakfast. The haggis and potato bread were great - the Haggis especially so. Would have been good if they did poached egg. But wifi, great coffee, friendly staff and a solid plate of scrumptious food - what's not too like?

Thank spencerneal1
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This cafe is in a prime position. Inside looks cramped but outside on a sunny day the pavement tables are an excellent place to enjoy a coffee (surprisingly good) or a snack and the passing throngs of the Grassmarket. Service was friendly and prompt.

Thank Kirkcaldylad
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

My wife and I had a late breakfast here. We ordered what we thought were different meals but they were basically the same: a fry-up. Not a particularly good fry-up (the sausages in particular are pretty poor), but not a disaster. Orange juice was £4 a glass which is a bit steep really. I'm always weary of places where the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • 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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