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Water of Leith Cafe Bistro

$$ - $$$Cafe, British,
1 Howard Street | Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5JP, Scotland
+44 131 556 6887
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“croque monsieur” (36 reviews)
“cullen skink” (50 reviews)
“cakes” (43 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Howard Street | Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5JP, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come here regularly. Family friendly bistro - amazing croque monsieur. Great lunch menu and specials are good too. Good breakfasts too. Love the food, love the people and friendly atmosphere.

1  Thank AlexM63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had my 40th birthday lunch here, and Ana and Mikael were amazing. They drew up a nice menu from which my guests could pre-order. The service was faultless and the food was nicely priced and brilliant value for money. This is one of Edinburgh's...More

1  Thank DaveMyers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting for years consistently perfect. Food is exceptional and very reasonably priced. Always go for one of the specials.

1  Thank S W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very tasty food lovely staff and value for money. Made Very welcome. I would highly recommend this lovely bistro to everyone. Been many times for breakfast and sometimes lunch.

1  Thank Betty M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food. Great service. Great location. The cakes are divine. The coffee heavenly. It’s a perfect brunch or lunch spot after a wander round the botantic.

1  Thank ScottishChick1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The team are always wonderful with fab customer service with a smile and great knowledge of the menu and drinks, food is fantastic, coffee is great. Well done guys!

1  Thank seanajdavidson
Reviewed January 14, 2018

Delicious, plentiful food, great bowl of moules frites and tremendous beetroot/herring starter. Truly lovely staff, such a friendly atmosphere, wish I was in Canonmills area more often!

Thank S P
Reviewed January 6, 2018

A great place for breakfast . Great food great service and lovely atmosphere . I would Highly recommend this cafe to everyone .

1  Thank warnock4444
Reviewed January 3, 2018

This is a very friendly cafe bistro with lovely staff. I can't review the food as we only had tea, coffee and a scone (all of which was excellent) but we had a most enjoyable visit and will definitely go again! Our dog was also...More

3  Thank Artygran
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

The bistro was busy as we were walking past en route to the botanical gardens, so a quick U turn soon saw us tucking into a Full Scottish 😀 Not just your normal breakfast, but included flat bread and haggis, everything tasted so fresh -...More

Thank Neil G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $49
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Howard Street | Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5JP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 6887
A bright, relaxing, licensed bistro serving great seasonal food and baking. Available for daytime and weekend evening casual dining.
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