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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 #466 of 1,918 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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Waiting to enter the Cathedral on 31st December, the St Giles was the perfect venue to ward off the cold night air with their delicious hot apple cake, waffles and coffee - all served promptly despite being 18.30hrs on New Years Eve!! Staff to be congratulated on even managing a smile when I'm sure they would much rather have been... More 

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Really friendly and justifiably busy City centre cafe. Good tea and coffee and a fair menu of fresh food. We tried salads, quiches and soups. All were uniformly delicious.

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Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We've often had lunch in this cafe just off the Royal Mile and it's always good. It's usually full, too! Staff are helpful and it's great value.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A really nice quaint place with not many seats, but the service and food were really excellent, especially the Saint Giles Waffle

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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47 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
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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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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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