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#165 of 1,769 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
New Town
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101 Hanover Street | EH2 1DJ, Edinburgh EH2 1DJ, Scotland
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had waffles and coffee. Very small cafe but did not seem to offer table service (may explain some negative reviews). Not really a problem though. Food was fine. Very impressed with the coffee, strongest I tried in Edinburgh.

Thank Cameron S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for brekky and really loved this wee place!! It feels like you on a beach but in the middle of the city!! We had brekky- greek yogurt was sooooo good!! Thanks to the perfect staff. See you soon :)

Thank emspiderx
Preston, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for breakfast at Papii and was very impressed. Both me and my OH both got waffles with bacon and maple syrup, they were simply delicious. Would return here to enjoy the lovely waffles again!

Thank NMH90
Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Phenomenal pastries, strong and tasty coffee. Serves more substantial meals which we didn't have but all look great. Friendly staff. Gluten free options: cakes... they are great. Well worth a stop.

Thank Emily D
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dropped in here after finding good reviews online, and were delighted to find them to be totally accurate. The staff were warm, welcoming and bubbly, and our waffles were absolutely fantastic. There's limited seating, but definitely worth the wait if you can squeeze in.

Thank _missmackay
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

White chocolate and raspberry scones are to die for!! Love the hollandaise in the panini too! Very speedy service too! Worth a visit!

Thank Conor J
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Had great eggs benedict with salmon, as well as waffles with strawberries and bacon. Everything was delicious! Three of us had to squeeze for a small table - the place gets full pretty quickly! But don't let that discourage you.

Thank Michele T
Melrose, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Visited today with family and all 5 of us were fortunate to get a table. There is a great selection of snacks and drinks. Can highly recommend the spanakopita, smoked salmon bagels, lemon chicken and pastrami rolls. We were also able to get a breakfast bacon roll although officially past breakfast time. The coffees are very good indeed and we... More 

Thank Claymires58
County Durham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A small cafe but has brilliant food and a great selection of drinks. Highly recommend the waffles with bacon, banana and maple syrup!

Thank BeekieBoo
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We came to Papii every morning for breakfast for the the time we were in Edinburgh. The bacon rolls were great for starting the day along with a nice pot of breakfast tea. One morning, we decided to have the waffles with bacon and maple syrup and they were amazing! We were amazed at how much bacon you got on... More 

Thank Holly W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $23
Cafe, International, British, Healthy
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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