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St Giles Cafe & Bar

#237 of 1,782 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
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8-10 St. Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
+44 (0)131 225 6267
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a late breakfast/early lunch here. We had porridge/scone + jam/ham croissant/ walnut+blue cheese salad. All very tasty, good + prompt service. Fuelled up for some more sightseeing.

Thank Plutoquinny
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good croissant filled with cheese and ham. Coffee was ok. Location great and service very warm. Few tables outside is a fair weather option.

Thank richard d
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by for afternoon snack, very busy because of the festival but served quickly and the food was lovely.

Thank amandaradley
Scotland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

very nice cafe in the heart of the old town ,we enjoyed a delightful recital in St Giles Cathedral the went downs stairs and enjoyed coffee and sandwiches , only downside was the restrooms were out of service

Thank LordofFife
Mesquite, Texas
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped in for Breakfast. It was busy, but we didn't feel rushed. The breakfast was delicious. My husband had a belgian waffle with bacon, I had a ham & cheese croissant - both were yummy. Our visit was a nice way to start our last Sunday in Edinburgh.

Thank mdenning1951
New York, New York
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice little cafe just off the Royal Mile. Good coffee and breakfast. Pleasant coffee bar type rustic setting. Solid service. A convenient place to stop.

Thank tonyrnyc
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a delightful experience. The coffee was great, strong and hot, and the service by the staff impeccable.

Thank Miriam_P_Edin
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

accidentally came across this little cafe , they dont have a vast selection which sometimes is a good thing. we chose the special, tomato soup and cheese croissant also had a soya cappuccino and at under £10 i thought was very good value.

Thank witsmorpeth
Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The street is located perpendicular from St Giles Cathedral. Nice place to stop for coffee and lunch-breakfast. Quiet street. We stayed next Door at Fraser suites during the Fringe festival.

Thank Dianne r
Little Rock, Arkansas
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very excited to have breakfast here and arrived at 8:00 AM on a Tuesday (opening time according to TripAdvisor). Instead, I found them closed and had to rush to find somewhere else to eat before my bus left at 8:40 AM. I returned the following day at 8:45 AM on a Wednesday (45 minutes after opening according to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, European, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-10 St. Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)131 225 6267

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  • 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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