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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 #517 of 1,899 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Neighborhood: Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We love going here for a good coffee and bacon roll. It's just off the Royal Mile and has a lovely decor and atmosphere - a favourite.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The cafe is a bit utilitarian (the atmosphere is all upstairs in the church) but the food was amazing. And very well-priced. Did I mention that it was amazing?? I had a fantastic quiche-type thing (can't remember its name). I think it was a vegetarian option. I'd go back again. Yummy!

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Dearmstadt
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Dispute the Tourist location staff is really friendly and attentive. Nice Breakfast at affordable prices in Cosy atmosphere. Check out yourself

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BÁC
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went to this café for breakfast as we had eaten there some years previously and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately our experience this time was not so good. The place itself is nice and the staff were pleasant. I ordered a fresh orange juice which was great but the food let us down. We both ordered the bacon and maple... More 

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United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Away from the buzz of the main street, it is a nice little and quiet place to both unwind and relax. It is certainly a better place to stop and refuel your tourist energy than those usual places like Starbuck and McDonald's.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very good value and tasty salads with home made soup and hot meal options which are also available. Look for the café by the side entrance or through the cathedral to the front and down the stairs on the right.

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West Yorkshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Right next to St Giles, we found this after a day at the castle. Feeling a bit weary we popped in for a coffee and a bun. Yes, they're pricey, but this is central Edinburgh and no different to other cities. Coffee was good, they'd warmed up the scone and sliced it already which was a nice touch ( cause... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

£2.50 for a black coffee - are they insane? I didn't stay. I don't care where they 'source their beans' I'm sick of paying a small fortune for a drink that doesn't have milk or any of the fancy presentation a white coffee can have. If Pret can do coffee for 99p then so can everyone else. For goodness sake... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We went for breakfast and whilst service and quality was good, the serving of a salad to accompany a waffle with bacon and maple syrup is a little random for breakfast. Good value for the area.

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Leeds
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We came across this cafe after we had been sightseeing and decided to call in for a little something to eat. We had the tomato and basil soup which was amazing- the staff were really friendly and helpful, fantastic place and a great atmosphere

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Additional Information about St Giles Cafe & Bar

Address: 8-10 St Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)131 225 6267
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Castle / Royal Mile / High St
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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