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#116 of 1,788 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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New Town
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101 Hanover Street | EH2 1DJ, Edinburgh EH2 1DJ, Scotland
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very very small cafe and always very busy when we went for breakfast. Cannot fault the service the staff or the food. Worth waiting for a table.

1 Thank sdeeley42
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Papii for breakfast and had the eggs benedict, which was simply awesome, I can only recommend it. I've seen that they also offered huge waffles, other guests had the strawberry and bacon one which sounded too weird when read on the menu but looked mouthwatering on a plate. I'm not much into weird food but will definitely... More 

1 Thank EviNori
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I both had eggs Benedict. They were cooked to perfection! The staff is incredibly friendly and very helpful with local insights. It's a must!

1 Thank Tracyturtle86
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great wee Greek cafe in the city centre that comes highly recommended. Not that much selection on offer and very few seats available in the cafe but that is the only minor criticisms as the food was excellent, all freshly prepared and at a very affordable prices. Also a lot of different dishes available that you won't find in your... More 

1 Thank Gingeroadonis
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy place in new town edinburgh serving great breakfast. From eggs benedict to waffles all you cannwish for. Also nice coffees and teas and blended juices.

1 Thank CatherineSwitzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I wanted something light to eat and this was such a perfect place. Really cute atmosphere, with lovely staff and a great menu. There's a quirky feel to it and it's very relaxed. Really enjoyed our stop :)

1 Thank saramacf1
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe was absolutely lovely (and I don't think it's because I was half awake off a sleeper bus and freezing). The two gents serving that morning were kind and attentive, and the atmosphere was cozy and inviting. My coffee was perfect and my eggs Benedict...I wanted to lick the plate. Would recommend. Easy to locate and great all around!

1 Thank Anna J
Ovington, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...yup Don't think, just sit down, shut up and order something. Your visit is not to be regretted. These chaps make getting it right look easy and it can't be easy because so many other places get it wrong. Just be warned though, the coffee will blow your lid! I've never tasted such a rich, dark roast. "Lets saturate all... More 

1 Thank y2keable
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found Papii just by chance, when looking for somewhere for breakfast. The waffles were delicious and very filling, we also tried the eggs benedict and the breakfast paninis which were also great. Coffee was really good as were the smoothies. We liked it so much that we went back the next day. While it is very small the staff will... More 

1 Thank TheWarthogs
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

one of my favourite cafes in edinburgh's centre. it has a lovely cosey vibe and window seats to watch the world outside pass by. i would recommend the white chocolate and raspberry scone and the caramel shortbread - both are so good. and for the cold wintry days approaching; a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows. prices are also reasonable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $23
Cafe, International, Healthy
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Hanover Street | EH2 1DJ, Edinburgh EH2 1DJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighborhood: New Town
This is a relatively new cafe in Edinburgh- opened last year. Not sure why it doesn't have its own page yet as it's very popular.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in New Town

Neighborhood Profile
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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