We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Jacques

Old Town
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
10 Grassmarket | EH1 2JU, Edinburgh, Scotland
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 97: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

English breakfast £7, or Scottish includes pancakes. Great variety of pastries and smoothies too. Friendly happy staff. All good. Definitely recommend eating here and not in a boring hotel dining room! For 4 of us it was a little expensive but still cheaper than a hotel and much nicer, especially the smoothies. Eat outside if you can.

Thank Jane S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm still sitting in this poor excuse for an eatery and had to write something straight away to deter people from visiting this awful place. I have to agree with the previous reviews mentioning terrible staff. They are, indeed, ludicrously bad, rude and unhelpful. I chose a simple chicken toastie with mozzarella and cheddar - and asked whether they could... More 

2 Thank Larry W
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my partner visited this place a few weeks ago for a scottish breakfast and wish we hadn't bothered. We wanted a greasy spoon and got what we paid for but what we didn't pay for was the dirty looks, miserable attitude of the staff and just plain old fashioned rudeness. Perhaps the rudest and most miserable staff I... More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a terrible experience. I visited at a Monday afternoon, it was not busy at all but the attitude of the staff was so bad. When I entered the cafe, the staff were chatting behind the counter and didn't even say hi to me. I asked for a menu myself and wait for a while, it was no one... More 

1 Thank ninak205
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very friendly waiting staff but afternoon tea spoiled because the scone was not properly defrosted and cold in the middle. However it was great to be able to order large pot of tea as the weather outside was cold and wet. Other people eating seemed to be tucking in to somenice plates of food, so perhaps I was just unlucky.

Thank Gadgetgranny
Level Contributor
56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Popped in here for a lovely little bite to eat whilst on a weekend away to Edinburgh, the cafe is small on the inside but has additional seating outside if you fancy braving the weather. It offers good food at reasonable prices both my partner and i had a chicken and bacon panini and they were both delivered hot and... More 

Thank Jonathan H
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We got a panini with chicke and avocado. It was almost 7 pounds but didn't taste anything and the portion size was small, very little avocado and chicken inside. The staff wasnt too frienly and overall the place wasnt cozy and nice. Wouldnt recommend this place.

Thank Hanna L
Western Ireland, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Went in around 10AM on a Sunday morning while staying in the Grassmarket. The small area was packed with no seats with every demographic so we ended up sitting outside (little cold and windy!!). The menu was a bit expensive for a small cafe breakfast... something like 3.50£ for fresh orange juice. Food very very slow. We were waiting nearly... More 

Thank garbhmadigan
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Had a scottish breakfast and it was tasty and i enjoyed it. The price was average and good value for money. However the attitude of the waitresses wasn't to be desired. Blank drawn out faces looking like they didn't want to be there and not very friendly.

Thank Riddell1991
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here, food was lovely. Coffee delicious. We had Scottish breakfast, tea and coffee. Staff very friendly and helpful

Thank Salzbergo

Travelers who viewed Cafe Jacques also viewed

Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland

Been to Cafe Jacques? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Grassmarket | EH1 2JU, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Jacques staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
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

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood