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Mitchell's Cafe

Cafe, British, Scottish
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21-23 Henderson Street | Leith edinburgh, Edinburgh EH6 6BT, Scotland
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Arrived and were directed to seating as soon as we entered. A few minutes to peruse the surprisingly good menu then a lovely lady took our order whilst having a laugh with us trying to decide. Food arrived fairly quickly and was clearly freshly prepared. Black pudding was pretty tasty - didn't taste cheap like most. When going to pay,... More 

Thank Gavin J
Bodrum City, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Had breakfast here ... a good choice at great prices. It's a great traditional cafe with friendly staff.

Thank jakkigers
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Great place to get a number of different breakfasts and breakfast rolls. They also do great lunch meals like homemade stovies, soups, pies and macaroni cheese. Staff are very attentive and know many of the regulars- such a friendly atmosphere. Lovely coffees and always leave feeling fully satisfied.

Thank fiona b
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Don t get cafes like you use to. Honestly the food is Braw. Number one breakfast for me all the time. The Staff are very friendly and it is Steeped in history with Pictures of Leith. Its a how a Cafe should be .

Thank jode34
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

I happened upon this establishment whilst exploring 'sunny' Leith and after a hash brown and egg doubler I was sold to the idea of using the venue and catering expertise for a potential multi million pound contract. Although the WiFi was rather slow, the additional facilities were well catered for. Needless to say, if it wasn't for the staff, catering... More 

1 Thank StevieDee1
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This cafe is a great wee place for some honest homemade food such as stories or mince n tatties staff are great and it takes me back to my childhood years when going into Leith on a Saturday was the done thing, lots of pictures of the area from back in the day which is great to see.

Thank Barry D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Edinburgh is an expensive city and money soon goes especially during the Festival month of August. It is so important to find a cafe that makes good food and sells it at a fair price. Mitchell's down in Leith is a superb example of such a cafe. Unpretentious and simple this is a lovely cafe. Excellent food and friendly staff.... More 

Thank ReviewAngel1952
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Lovely cafe, i go into this place regularly, the staff are always very friendly and helpful. I would recomend to go here. The food us always cookes fresh and to order. There are a lot if cafe's, bistro's or restaurants in Leith, but i always go back to this plave.

1 Thank Diane I
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is one of Leith's oldest cafes, one of the friendliest, and provides excellently prepared food at great prices. Our latest visit was today when my husband and daughter had really tasty fish in breadcrumbs with chips and beans. I had an all day breakfast which was not in the least greasy and every individual item on the plate was... More 

Thank Joyce W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012 via mobile

This is nice place used by the locals.Good prices & decent food.

1 Thank EdinburghChaz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21-23 Henderson Street | Leith edinburgh, Edinburgh EH6 6BT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 0131-539-7172

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?