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“Better than the Huxley for Breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Circus Cafe Bistro

Circus Cafe Bistro
St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, Scotland (Old Town)
0131-556-6963
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Ranked #889 of 1,982 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: Has been opened less than a month
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Better than the Huxley for Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Great service......fantastic full English and a lovely cup of coffee! Catered for 7 of us with not trouble at very short notice!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Nice breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

7 of us went in here for a full scottish breakfast on the Sunday morning and it was very nice with good service from the girls there. No complaints from any of us and it's just off the Royal Mile.

Visited December 2013
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124 restaurant reviews
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260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
“Just popped for coffee n bacon butty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Popped in around 9:30am for a coffee & a bacon sandwich. After a brisk morning walk around the meadows & Carlton hill.
Service was good in a comfortable arty cafe. But more importantly the coffee & sandwich were excellent.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Why all the bad reviews?!?!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

This place is fine!! I ate here today. It's a nice daytime cafe with lovely garden area which would be great in summer.

The service was good. I went for the chicken burger- it was excellent. Came with average chips and the crappy salad others mention in reviews but by the time I'd eaten the burger and some chips I was stuffed so it didn't matter.

My husband has the breakfast which was average another friend had the pancakes which was actually a crepe and not really what she wanted with her bacon but she thought it was nice enough.

Service was quick and friendly, coffees were nice and it wasn't overpriced.

Not sure if we'll return but this place certainly wasn't as bad as other reviews seem to be. Not for Sunday brunch anyway!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Average food. Average service. Over priced.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Average average average.

Do not get anything vegetarian because you'll feel like you could have just made the food yourself by popping down to Sainbury's, hitting the frozen food section, buying some vegetarian sausages and burgers, going home and cooking them in loads of oil... The result would be the same.

The Vegetarian burger is horrendous. Unimaginative, pre made and awful and oily. The vegetarian breakfast - again, unhealthy and not what health-conscious vegetarians want. I feel like the food is lacking care and imagination and the service is pretty bad.

It's not overly expensive, but for what you get it, it's bad value.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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