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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed November 6, 2020

Gorgeous small cafe right on the High Street, few steps away from the St. Giles Cathedral. We initially stepped in for a warm drink on a rainy day, but we couldn't resist temptation and decided to have brunch and a treat too! We opted for...delicioussss belgian waffle with melted brie and drizzled maple syrup and a warm goat cheese salad! For dessert we chose the carrot cake and a brownie (totally recommend!) The staff are sooo nice and friendly and made sure we enjoyed ourselves!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed September 20, 2020

Lovely small cafe with indoor and outdoor seating Nice small menu for breakfast, lunch or small bites. We had the house special of waffle with bacon and maple syrup, the bacon was cooked to perfection lovely and crispy proper american style. So good we had...to come backMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 19, 2020 via mobile

Enjoyed coffee, cake and croissant in the sunshine. Recommended by a local and we enjoyed lovely service, Covid guidelines well observed and a great location. Wander around the corner to Mary Kings Close tour or it’s just a 10 minute stroll down to Holyrood Palace

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 11, 2020 via mobile

Lovely little cafe with a great variety of drinks and they can happily cater for vegans too. Definitely recommend the 'Edinburgh mist'.

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

Lovely relaxed place with a good value menu, ideal for lunch. Staff were friendly and efficient. COVID measures implemented well. The kids were well catered for and they serve a very good mocha. Their signature waffle with bacon and maple syrup was the perfect lunch,...just enough to keep me going for more sightseeing. Great independent place to support.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 26, 2020

Absolutely beautiful lunch cakes & coffee. Staff were so friendly & helpful. Was very clean & safe during Covid 19. Would defiantly re-visit when I return to Edinburgh again.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

This is a great spot to fuel up and grab a good cup of coffee to start the day of sight seeing. Nice friendly staff as well

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

Brilliant cafe just off the Royal Mile. Good menu with wide range, excellent service and very reasonably priced. Well worth a visit for food or drink.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 8, 2019

Cosy little cafe off the Royal Mile , a warm bustling and friendly place . Had delicious basil and tomato soup and lots of tea .Service good and not expensive Perfect lunchtime call on a very cold November day .

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 30, 2019

Lovely little cafe just off the start of Royal Mile (castle end). It's right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the Royal Mile, but its location makes for a nice break from the busy crowds. We had some great coffee and toasties...for lunch and they were happy to make what the our 10 and 12 year olds wanted.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5