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St Giles Cafe & Bar

8-10 St Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
+44 (0)131 225 6267
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Ranked #541 of 1,855 restaurants in Edinburgh
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Castle / Royal Mile / High St
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Castle / Royal Mile / High St
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I had a Humus & Sun dried Tomato Ciabatta and my Friend had the St Giles waffle (their specialty) which was covered in Bacon, Brie and Maple syrup. Both were very tasty and I'd have happily gone back for another at some point, if we'd been there longer. Good coffee too.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I went for a quick snack and had the cheese platter. Good food and good value. Service slow and a bit sloppy but they were quick to rectify it! This is a very busy time with the festival on and being so close to the High Street!

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Locust Grove, Georgia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a simple breakfast here each morning. They were always kind and the food was delicious. The last day we both got the waffle with streaky bacon...I'm still dreaming about it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Popped in for afternoon tea and what their menu described as lovely cakes and coffee! Was just ok. Coffee was fine but nothing special. Had a fruit scone with jam and cream as there didn't seem to be any cakes on offer. The scone was toasted (odd) and the clotted cream was quite sickly. There is only one toilet in... More

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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

hi been again today. had soup and ham cheese salad.so fresh and nice for a small café bar.puts a lot of big companys to shame especially old colliery at danderhall you wont get cheek from staff.staff very polite .if your up visiting castle etc and fancy light meal or coffee cake etc visit here very fresh and lovely food .not... More

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istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

So good, tasty , delicious, everything is ok........ i suggest you. Staff are so friendly and polite............

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Sheffield
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Just off the Royal Mile this cafe is a pleasant and welcome break from the busy shops. Handy for just a drink or light lunch. Lovely food well presented. Excellent service too.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The review title says it all. We would go again though. Somewhere quick and conveniently located near the Royal Mile to pop in for quick afternoon refreshments. Not great for pram or wheelchair access as the places are set a little close.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Totally jet lagged, my husband and I stumbled in, probably looking as if we should be sleeping off something more than a plane trip. The waitress graciously greeted us and directed us to a charming table in the window. My husband had an Americano, I had tea (no idea what flavor as I was so toasted I can't remember) and... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stopped in a few times during our visit to Edinburgh, our hotel was right next door. The coffee, espresso and hot coco were all very good, as were the croissants. The atmosphere was wonderful and the staff very, very nice.

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