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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 #528 of 1,858 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Castle / Royal Mile / High St
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Castle / Royal Mile / High St
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Calgary
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143 reviews 143 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Found this cafe by accident and really liked it at the start. Small cafe with charm, not so packed as the ones on the royal mile. Food was a little on the slow side, but worth waiting for. Disappointment when it came to paying the bill, as I couldn't get anyone over to the table even after they cleared our... More

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Santa Barbara
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Small cafe 1/2 block off Royal Mile near St. Giles Cathedral, it was just right for the two of us. Casual with indoor and sidewalk seating but not crowded like so many others on the Mile. I enjoyed the Special - a hot waffle with melted Brie and syrup and a side salad of greens and tomato with vinaigrette dressing.... More

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Visited here after finding it accidentally. The food was tasty but there wasn't very much to choose from. This may be to how small the cafe is. Staff were mostly friendly, would pop back for a drink but not for food.

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Chelmsford
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Ideal location - just off the Royal Mile, down the steps to Waverley Station. Ideal meeting place for a tea or coffee, small but good atmosphere.

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Fox River Grove, IL
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166 reviews 166 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This restaurant is just off the Royal Mile, near the St. Giles Cathedral. Food tasted great and prices were reasonable, especially considering the location. (I had feared it would be far more costly.) Service was friendly. I highly recommend it.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Stopped in here for lunch today as the light drizzle was picking up. My hubby decided to try the specialty waffle. A Belgian waffle crusted in Belgian pearl sugar, bacon, a wedge of slow melting Brie all topped with warm pure maple syrup. Heaven all in one perfect bite! I had the tomato and basil soup. It was fresh and... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Visited here a couple of times during the festival. Nicely situated just off the Royal Mile so you can enjoy the atmosphere without being mobbed. Excellent coffee and food, highly recommended. Just one slight downside - when sat at the tables outside if you sit at the end table on the right towards the Royal Mile you will end up... More

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stumbled on this cafe in side street opposite the Cathedral quite by accident. What a find and a surprise we haven't found it before as regular visitors to the city. Great menu choice for a smallish establishment - and excellent coffee, all served by attentive staff. A busy lunchtime as the Fringe was in full swing but this did not... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We called in for a late evening cup of tea prior to going to Fringe show at 940pm.The staff were excellent and the overall menu choices were very tempting albeit we had eaten earlier. It's so good to get a late evening tea room with such great atmosphere. Would return.

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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

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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