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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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  • 6
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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
If the sun is shining, this is a pleasant place to enjoy an al fresco coffee

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Kirkcaldylad
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

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.

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Birmingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

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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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a fantastic brunch at Cafe Jacques. We were a large group - 8 - but the staff accommodated us easily. The food was lovely and freshly made although it took a while for the pancakes to come - which was a bit of a shame as these were for the children who were really hungry. Other than that,... More 

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Bellingen, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I must say from the outset I think my wife and I are very accommodating whilst traveling. Different cultures/ beliefs and standards all vary and that's what makes traveling exciting for us. We arrived to this Cafe and were told to sit were we liked so walked through to find a spot. We sat near the kitchen end and as... More 

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I stopped in there to get a snack during our walking tour and it was delicious. I recommend their blueberry muffins... very fresh.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Terrible. Do not waste your money. Food is below average...bacon was practically just fat, which was then deep fried. Staff were exceptionally rude - particularly the American/Canadian woman who I think was the manager. Only good thing about it is the location...but there are other places around. DONT GO HERE

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Having wandered through the old town we stopped here for a sit down and refreshment following a busy walk around Edinburgh's sites. The cafe is small with a few tables set outside, which is where we sat and enjoyed a drink and cake where we could watch the world go by. Just around the corner of the building you can... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Two auld jocks breakfasts, tea and coffee was £20 Average food and language seemed to be an issue with waitress so was rather unsure if correct food would arrive. It did. Lovely location to eat outside and enjoy the ambience of the Grassmarket.

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Edinburgh
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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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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

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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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