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#135 of 555 Cafe in Edinburgh


$12 - $20
Cafe, European, British, Scottish

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Southside & Holyrood
0.2 miles from Edinburgh Old Town
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Reviewed December 13, 2020 via mobile

Nice decoration, nice food and drink. Quiet. A little plant store inside. The price is incredible cheap.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed September 24, 2020 via mobile

It's a cute place, very chill and interesting. We went for breakfast and decided to try porridge. The prices are fair as well.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 20, 2020

The interior is lovely, very spacious and modern. It’s a nice spot above the main drag as well. Food is good although not the best I’ve had in Edinburgh to be honest. They were doing a nice pea and barley risotto which was the best...thing at our table! Deserts looked very indulgent and cocktails were tasty.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

Excellent coffee and service and a good veggie brunch. Enjoyed my lazy Saturday morning here . The room is beautiful I hope it picks up post covid they deserve the business

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 1, 2020

One of my favourite lunch spot in Edinburgh. Really nice place, very light and airy. Wonderful food at a decent price. Wonderful dishes , also vegetarian . Staff was helpful. It's upstairs but there's a wheelchair lift if needed. A cosy cafe with an excellent...menu and friendly staff. Definitely a place to go back to.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 25, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I booked for brunch because we are Harry Potter nuts (it’s where she spent time writing the first book), and we had the best vegetarian breakfast we’ve ever tasted. I don’t know where to start? From the beautifully cooked, runny poached eggs,...to the finest vegetarian sausages we’ve ever tasted, the delicious veggie haggis too, which was just like the real thing; it was a culinary delight! Even the baked beans were homemade, in a wonderful tangy tomato sauce. We also had two mugs of the best butter beer we’ve ever tasted! This was made with a homemade butterscotch, fiery rum and goodness knows what other treats. It wasn’t too sweet though, it had a lovely ginger kick. To top this off, the staff were really friendly and the setting was brilliant, watching the world go by overlooking Nicolson Street. So, so good. We will be back!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 22, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic service, ambience, food and drink we cannot rate this little gem any higher , also very good value for money. We will be back.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 17, 2020

I visited Spoon with my mum and my auntie and we were warmly greeted by Alice one of the owners as we sat down in the beautiful and spacious upstairs restaurant. The food was freshly prepared and tasted delicious. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 6, 2020

I was by myself and it was post covid (so I had a little anxiety) but the staff were excellent, there is a good track and trace system and the dining room is large enough that people were spaced out! Well done!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 29, 2020 via mobile

This is a little gem of a place. The food and service is great and the space is lovely. Highly recommended. Ps - and it’s dog friendly!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighborhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Spoon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4