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Cafe Jacques

Old Town
French, Scottish, Cafe, British
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10 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
0131 2205358
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a really standard breakfast here with my family. Can't complaint about the food but service was slow. Quite pricey for what is basically a cheap feeling cafe but it did the job!

Thank Lisa K
Potomac Falls, Virginia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thought staff was friendlier than most recent reviewers. Busy place. We had stayed at Apex Grassmarket and came across street for a quick Breakfast. Freshly squeezed OJ was expensive (5£?), but good. Fair quality food, but not a 'destination' restaurant or cafe. Good coffee, nice enough wait staff, fair value overall.

Thank MikeBinVa
Madrid, Spain
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place in a lovely square with a lot of people, full of restaurants and some buskers during the Fringe Festival. We had a very good cup of tasty coffee (£3.20 mocca, £2.75 macchiato + a quite normal scone) but unfortunately the staff was rude. The waitress took all the plates and cups in the exact moment we... More 

Thank Pau9999
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in for a coffee & pastry. Waitress was very frosty. Neither of the pastries on the menu were available. My husband had toast which was still like a slice of bread. Based on this we are unlikely to visit again.

Thank Lainey53
Perth, Australia
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87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the staff explain that 1 shot is fine and the coffee comes out of the espresso machine like water from the tap. You spent money on the coffee machine, spend a little more and actually train the staff how to use it.

Thank Pippip
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fine and the location pretty good. Service was crap, unless you enjoy being treated like a nuisance...

Thank Hannah W
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tryied just for a cooffee and a snack in fringe period Delicious foccacia bread good coffee ok service

Thank Leuteris S
Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our airbnb right next to it so we got some breakfast from this nice looking place. Must say the stuff we got was rather mediocre with croissants in plastic wrap. There are better places to go in Edinburgh.

Thank RB05
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place served our purpose well. We were between shows during the festival with children one evening. The coffees & hot chocolate were fine, unremarkable. The lady serving was sweet and pleasant. I won't make a detour to go here, but it was inoffensive & ok and if it suited me I'd visit again.

Thank AuldReekieTraveller
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Jacques was very near our hotel and recommended for breakfast. It is a no frills but cute, rustic cafe. The food was good. I had a croissant with ham and Swiss which I liked. My husband had the American breakfast which he said was decent. The latte was excellent. We would come back.

Thank Amy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
French, Scottish, Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 0131 2205358

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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 Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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