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“Worth the occasional visit”
Review of The Engine Shed - CLOSED

The Engine Shed
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating
Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Worth the occasional visit”
Reviewed November 16, 2011

I feel mean only giving this 3 stars. I mean, they do a great job given they're part of a charitable foundation. So go and support the good work.

On the other hand, the food is rather heavy and there's an odd smell about the place. For some reason there's rarely anything I feel like eating here, which is a pity.

As a stop for coffee and cake, and the cakes are good, I think this is where it wins.

Visited June 2011
1 Thank McWulf25
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Fantastic vegetarian food and all in a good cause!”
Reviewed November 1, 2010

Great value vegetarian food and well priced. A little out of the way for passing trade, you have to know its there!

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Thank pedro00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 540 helpful votes
“Great little cafe for lunch (especially for vegetarians)”
Reviewed August 20, 2010

The Engine Shed is hard to find, but is worth searching for (it is located in a former railway engine shed very near to St Leonard's Police Station and the Nomad's Tent rug shop). The Engine Shed is a Social Enterprise, providing training and employment opportunities to adults with learning difficulties; the cafe serves delicious and imaginative vegetarian food. It is open Mondays-Saturdays from 10am until 4pm. A great place for a good value lunch on Edinburgh's Southside; any vegetarian should make particular note of this place. It is also good to be able to support such a worthwhile project rather than profit-making multiple chain cafes.

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3 Thank Matthew303
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