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St Giles Cafe & Bar

Castle / Royal Mile / High St
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8-10 St Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
+44 (0)131 225 6267
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quiet, nice ambient, nothing special

We had a quick coffee break and tried a cake. All of them were ok. Nothing more, nothing less. There was a good wine offer but never felt like going back considering the options in the area.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Antonis R
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york
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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york
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We had a quick coffee break and tried a cake. All of them were ok. Nothing more, nothing less. There was a good wine offer but never felt like going back considering the options in the area.

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Newcastle upon tyne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We came here for a quick lunch as it seemed quirky and I could have a shot of Baileys in my latte! The food was tasty but for the price we expected something a little more lavish (in terms of size and presentation). However the service made up for it, both waiters were lovely!

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A lovely find, highly recommended. Delicious food and drinks at affordable prices. Lovely interior, shabby chic style. Great friendly service, had no problem splitting a bill between those paying card and those with cash. Interested in our visit to the city, and very chatty. Would definitely make the effort to visit again.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The waffle was one of the best items of food I've had in my entire life. The staff was friendly, we got away cheaply, and they kindly warmed up milk for my 18 month old.. Awesome!

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Ballarat, Australia
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189 reviews 189 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We visited this venue twice during our weekend in Edinburgh, because of its proximity to the Royal Mile. It is located just off the main strip, but this means that it provides respite from the tourist throng. In the course of both visits our group sampled alcoholic refreshment, coffee and hot chocolate. All were excellent. The venue is located in... More 

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lovely croissants and coffee bringing a French style to Edinburgh. Ideal start to the day, coffee and a chocolate croissant

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Polmont, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great little cafe, very bright and rustic cafe. Great selection and yummy coffee. Scones were perfect. Will be back again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We found this place by chance one morning so went for a quick breakfast and loved it! Service was quick and professional, food was delicious and there was plenty of choice. The interior and decor were lovely too, a great cafe with a nice, relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Stumbled across this cafe just looking for a small bite to eat and thought it would just be like any other cafe in Edinburgh but i was wrong hot chocolate and lattes were lovely along with homemade scones and croissants, both were slightly heated n crisp and was great on taste would a little bit expensive but i am happy... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stopped in for some brunch and were pleasantly surprised by how tasty our food and beverages were. One would assume, being right in the middle of the tourist district, that you could expect average quality. Not so!! Excellent teas and hot chocolate. The waffles were amazing. My soup and bread was the best I'd ever had.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8-10 St Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Castle / Royal Mile / High St
  • Neighborhood: Castle / Royal Mile / High St
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)131 225 6267
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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