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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 #550 of 1,826 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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istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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Manchester
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The place looked really interesting but I was really disappointed with the quality of coffee which was more expensive than most. I also had a brie and cranberry ciabatta which was vey uninspiring sorry to say.

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We have been using this little cafe for some 7 years now on visits to Edinburgh as a stop off for a cup of tea and cake. We always used to sit at the back, on a breakfast bar seating area for 2 and watch the world go by. Unfortunately they have closed this area off and moved the toilet... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We first had lunch at St Giles Cafe and Bar (not the cafe inside St Giles Cathedral which we did not try due to more limited menu there) on Easter Sunday during a week-long stay in Edinburgh and ending up coming back twice more due to the charming atmosphere, kind service, and delicious food. Some particular favorites were the salad... More

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Carrollton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

If you want a homemade lunch, I recommend this little jewel! It is run by the ladies of the parish and is quite delicious. Salads, soups and sweets are all homemade. If you go into the cathedral it's at the back of the church and there is an entrance from the outside on the right back side of the building.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Brilliant cafe just off the Royal mile! We stopped here twice in 2 days. Lovely atmosphere, good drinks and even better scones. On both occasions we visited the service was excellent. Much better than heading to the many coffee chains!

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