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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, European, British
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed November 13, 2022

We found this restaurant on our walk downhill from Edinburgh Castle, just approaching St Giles Cathedral. Fortunate to get a table, we had a lovely lunch and glass of wine. Good food and attentive staff.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Stgilescafe, Owner at St Giles Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2022

Hi Deborah, Thank you kindly for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time in our little cafe and taken the time to write your feedback 😀 Warmest wishes from all the team here at Saint Giles 🌻

Reviewed October 14, 2022 via mobile

Lovely cafe, food was amazing, friendly efficient service and gorgeous building lovingly restored by the owner. Thoroughly recommend this place

Date of visit: October 2022
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Stgilescafe, Owner at St Giles Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2022

Thank you very much for your kind review. It means a lot when we have such lovely feedback and also that you enjoyed and appreciated your time in our little cafe. Warmest wishes from all the team here at Saint Giles 🌻

Reviewed October 3, 2022

A great stop for a quick bite along the mile. Very friendly. Didn't rush us, though they were busy. Fair prices. I had the humus which was a nice snack. Friends had the cheese ham croissant, which they all loved. Hot and flakey.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Stgilescafe, Owner at St Giles Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2022

Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your food and your time in our little cafe. Warmest wishes from all the team here at Saint Giles 🌻

Reviewed September 12, 2022

We stumbled into this place and we are so glad we did. It was the perfect lunch spot. So quaint, and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Our sandwiches were delicious as well.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Stgilescafe, Owner at St Giles Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2022

Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely review 😀 We are so pleased you enjoyed your lunch in our little cafe. Wishing you all the best for the rest of 2022 from all the team here at Saint Giles 🌻

Reviewed August 31, 2022 via mobile

Really nice find in a big city. One of the best bacon rolls I’ve ever had! Super friendly staff and lovely looking cafe. Prices not bad either.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Stgilescafe, Owner at St Giles Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2022

Dear Catie, Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time in our little cafe 😀 and that you had the best bacon roll ever!! Thank you from all the team here and we hope to see you again...More

Reviewed August 30, 2022

In this busy city found a delightful cafe with available seats. This was extremely clean with ample tables that did not feel overcrowded. The staff were extremely pleasant and wasted no time in attending to us even though we only had soft drinks. That was...not the case for the other diners who looked as if they were thoroughly enjoying what was put before them. The menu allowed reasonable variety of foods and drinks and if they were still open in the future would re-visit.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2022 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after visiting the castle. It is just steps of the Royal mile, with tables inside and out. The waitress recommended the goat cheese salad and I’m so glad I listened! The goat cheese was warm and came on a round...of delicious bread. The salad was crisp and refreshing. If you are looking for a casual bite that isn’t pub food in the old city, this is the perfect place!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Stgilescafe, Owner at St Giles Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2022

Dear Monica, Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time in our cafe and also the goats cheese salad 😀 Wishing you all the best for the rest of 2022 and come back soon Thank you 🌻

Reviewed August 16, 2022

Quiet place in the middle of the action. Nice variety of coffee and tea. The food was also great, especially the recommendation of the house. The service was very friendly and helpfull.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Stgilescafe, Owner at St Giles Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2022

Hi Anja, Thank you for your lovely review 😀 We are really happy you enjoyed visiting us and enjoyed our house special. Come back soon! Kindest regards from all of us here at Saint Giles 🌻

Reviewed August 13, 2022 via mobile

Great service , lovely clean restaurant with very welcoming staff , great breakfast choices. Especially granola with Greek yoghurt and honey.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Stgilescafe, Owner at St Giles Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2022

Hi Louise and family, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy you enjoyed your breakfast with us 😀 Thank you for stopping by and we wish you all the best for the rest of 2022. Warmest wishes from all the team here...More

Reviewed July 6, 2022 via mobile

A great coffee and cake stop with lovely service from a really nice lady. (Hope your customers enjoyed the Irn Bru)More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Stgilescafe, Owner at St Giles Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2022

Hi there, Thank you so much for coming in today. I remember you well. We really appreciate your review and very glad you enjoyed the Irn Bru and your time in our little cafe. Warmest wishes from all the team here at Saint Giles :)...More

Reviewed July 4, 2022 via mobile

A lovely quiet spot just off the busy Royal Mile. Best carrot cake ever and best ever bacon roll, served by such friendly staff.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Stgilescafe, Owner at St Giles Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2022

Hi Rachel, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed our food and experience in our little cafe :) Wishing you all the best for 2022 from all of us here at Saint Giles

Reviewed July 1, 2022

Our lunch was grand. The brownie walnut Sunday was the perfect dessert to a very nice BLT and a goat cheese salad. Service was friendly and the vibe was great

Date of visit: July 2022
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Stgilescafe, Owner at St Giles Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2022

Dear Jeffrey, Thank you very much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed our food and vibe. It means a lot to us that our customers enjoy their time with us. Warmest wishes from all the team here at Saint Giles :)

Reviewed June 28, 2022 via mobile

Popped in for coffee and croissants early one weekday morning on a visit to Edinburgh. Tasty coffee and warm almond croissants tasted great, but the friendliness of the staff was really unusual in such a touristy place. We were made to feel really welcome, and...it made a quick coffee into a memorable stop. Thanks!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Stgilescafe, Owner at St Giles Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2022

Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time in our little cafe. It truly means a lot to us. Kindest regards from all the team at Saint Giles ;)

Reviewed June 20, 2022

Wandering around Edinburgh we fancied a coffee and scone......we were greeted with such a warm smile and were made welcome from that moment..... A table was set up outside for us ....then the rain came so had to find a place inside....because we had a...wheelchair with us they made sure we had space and comfort....... The food came and was excellent.....eve went the extra mile by supplying cheese with the scone.......they had never had someone asking for this but were very accommodating......we suggested thay add to the menu as a South African Scone.... Desinitely worth the detour of the Royal Mile....hope too visit again some time.....More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Stgilescafe, Owner at St Giles Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2022

Hi Steve and Friends, We remember you all well and it was such a pleasure to meet you all and subsequently receive the cheese grater 🤣as a gift. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in our cafe and from all of us here...More

Reviewed June 12, 2022 via mobile

I had a delicious brie and bacon ciabetta with the soup on the side and husband had a nice BLT ciabetta. Service was friendly and fast at 1:00 on a Sunday afternoon. Great value, given the location on the Royal Mile.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Stgilescafe, Owner at St Giles Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2022

Hi, Thank you very much for your review. It truly means a lot to us all here at Saint Giles cafe bar especially during very difficult times in our industry. Wishing you both all the best for the rest of 2022! Thank you again :)

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5