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Kilimanjaro Coffee

Certificate of Excellence
Southside & Holyrood
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104 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9EJ, Scotland
+44 131 662 0135
07:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must go, lovely coffee and the fritters were stunning! Feta, eggs, zucchini fritters and bacon- a winning combination!

Thank GinaM158
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The coffee here is good - a unique flavour. However, there is a catch. If you are buying takeaway, don't bother buying a large - save your money and get a small as they NEVER fill to the top, ever. You can't be pulling tricks like this with such intense competition nearby with Black Medicine, Machina Espresso, Press Coffee -... More 

Thank Andie S
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This place does quite 'different' breakfasts, as well as full English etc. I had the breakfast with fritters, avocado, bacon, poached egg, feta + chutney. Was excellent and highly recommended. Coffee was also v good!

Thank Oliver P
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Excellent coffee and the breakfast was delicious, rich and large. Nice environment and quick serving.

Thank Vichy S
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Nice place to stop while you are having a walk, doing some tourism, or just for the pleasure of sitting inside and have a coffee and any of their cakes. For breakfast, brunch or lunch, I recomend the kilimanjaro dish overall. And about cakes, I am in love with the carrot cake. Good relationship quality-price, It can be about 20£... More 

Thank Pablo G
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This place has been around for a while, before all the other trendy coffee places popped up. These guys were doing it first, and aren't making a song and dance about it. Great coffee. Great food. Very nice atmosphere. Only thing that may bother some is that there's currently no wifi. Doesn't bother me though.

Thank Duncan C
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in today for some hot drinks. I had a hot chocolate and it was really lovely. Partner had a flat white which he said was nice. I also had a flapjack which was delicious! We did want to eat but they had no Gluten free offerings unfortunately. Price wise it was reasonable. just about managed to find a table... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I have visited this cafe several times with friends and found it really nice. I will totally recommend it based on: Well-priced and tasty food and snacks (I believe they are all fair trade and organic); good, fast and polite service; practical and quirky furniture and decor (not pretentious); cool water in clean jugs for all to pick up and... More 

Thank FairExplorer
Bath, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Popped in here for a coffee a couple of weeks back. I ordered a small 1 shot long black with milk and was charged 2.65! To put it succinctly, that is extortionate. Alongside this, there was no wifi, no plugs and very faint music, making for a pretty poor atmosphere. I would not recommend, or go back which is a... More 

Thank Jenny L
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Have visited here a few times since I moved to Edinburgh and I just love the panini's here, the aubergine (and other flavours that I can't remember) one is amazing and not bad value as it is around £4.50 I think. The drinks are tasty too, although quite expensive so I don't always have one but when I do the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9EJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 662 0135

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood 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 Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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