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Le Cafe Gourmand

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126 Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9EH, Scotland
+44 131 662 8811
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Breakfast and Lunch French Café/Creperie.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good brunch, for reasonable price

Great for brunch! Very tasty food and very friendly staff. The crepes are really good! Our French friend approved! Recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2014
Dina B
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great for brunch! Very tasty food and very friendly staff. The crepes are really good! Our French friend approved! Recommended.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Food was okay, the crepe wasn't very authentic compared to the one I tried in France. Moreover the fork wasn't clean, it was a bit disgusting to see there was something stuck in between. The service was very slow, even though the place was not busy at all, staff tended to ignore customers and not very keen to speed up... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stopped here for a quick snack on the way to a festival show. I had a waffle which was really tasty and my 3 companions had various crepes which they really liked. Good coffee. There was also a good choice of cakes. The service was friendly if a little slow and there wasn't a crowd. Overall good quality at a... More 

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Dundee, Scotland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were on our way to a concert at the Queens Hall and needed something to eat beforehand. Being a Saturday during the festival most places were busy, but we noticed this placed looked quiet. Too quiet! So we checked the reviews on Tripadvisor to make sure it would be okay and decided to give it a go. Overall we... More 

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Glasgow
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

At the height of the festival,it's difficult to find somewhere to relax and get decent,friendly service.Cafe Gourmand provided a welcome break from the norm.Offering a great array of French standards,Croque Monsieur,Madame etc as well as a host of fresh gallettes.I chose the Gallette Ecossais.Smoked Salmon,a lovely cream cheese.I added spinach to this for a couple of extra pennies.Accompanied by fresh... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I took a client here for lunch but in the end didn't order lunch. The waitress ignored us, had to get up to tell her we'd been waiting over ten minutes to be served, she then eventually came to us 5 minutes later. By this time we'd decided to just order drinks. It took 25 minutes from the time we... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Wonderful latte and ham and cheese croissant - very well filled with excellent quality meat and tasty Gruyere. Others in the party chose crepes, which looked delicious and, I'm told, were. Banana milkshake could have done with more banana but overall excellent value

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The stander in this place really surprised me, I thought this cafe would be good as it is in a competitive area close to the campus, especially there are so many cafes along Nicolson street, I expect the standard would be similar to others, however it isn't. My friend and I came in with the expectation of the name of... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I have been here many times with my friends since I started studying in Edinburgh, this place has always been a comfort zone for me, and the food and drinks were so comforting too. But lately my friends and I feel that the standard of the food here is rapidly going down. We ordered a few crepes and eggs this... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

After reading the comments here, so I went to this shop to try last week. I ordered the crepe, it wasn't nice. The crepe itself tastes like a very chewy pastry. And the filling is a bit too salted for me. Don't know if my crepe is overlooked or isn't fresh enough. Anyways it's not the best I've tried. Moreover... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9EH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 662 8811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 16
  • Cuisine: French

Description

Breakfast and Lunch French Café/Creperie.

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Staying in Southside & Holyrood

Neighborhood Profile
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.