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Elephants & Bagels

37 Marshall Street | eh8 9bj, Edinburgh EH8 9BJ, Scotland
+44 131 668 4404
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“brie” (6 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
37 Marshall Street | eh8 9bj, Edinburgh EH8 9BJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I always visit this lovely cafe when in Edinburgh for the Fringe. This year's choice was poppy seed bagel with hummus and sun-dried tomato, and it was every bit as good as usual. Convenient location to grab a tasty and filling snack at any time...More

Thank EJP_Sunshine
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We really liked the look of this place but we're sadly disappointed. The girl serving got our prefer wrong and the scrambled egg was overcooked and rubbery. All served on eco- paper plates but would have preferred to eat off real plates as you pay...More

Thank nina w
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Great food, great teas and coffees. Super helpful staff who keep their cool even when they are queued out the door. Can recommend the soup and a sandwich, good wholesome lunch that set me up for an afternoon at the Fringe.

Thank Runninglaura
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting the Festival for the last six years, stumbled across Elephants & Bagels on our first trip and make sure that we eat there at least once each stay. It is good to say therefore that the standard remains consistently high, the...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Very poor excuse of a bagel ( and being a fan, I have eaten many). Not particularly nice environment (don't like to eat off a paper plate) not particularly friendly staff either. Little incentive ever to return.

Thank Russell21
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Popped in with a colleague for teas, coffees and cakes - all of which were delicious and the service was exceptionally friendly and warm.

Thank Jonny K
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Drawn by the name, we ate two very good bagels here. Nice place, good value, elephants all over the place, but none on the menu.

Thank Rod_Pole
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Visited recently with family for a lite bite of lunch. Have never been before but was presently surprised at the non-fussy and relaxed surroundings. Very family friendly with lots to keep the kids entertained. Varied menu to choose from including the choice of bagels and...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 21 March 2017

some bagels looked a lot nicer than others, depending on the filling. Lovely space- cute drawings pinned all around. Would be good for studying but also lively enough to meet with friends Good quality for your money. Use of plastic plates for all bagels seems...More

Thank treasure_luci
Reviewed 3 March 2017

small little place. The food is not expensive, it is good to go there if you want to drink a coffee or a hot chocolate. They also make baggels

Thank Caroline C
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Marshall Street | eh8 9bj, Edinburgh EH8 9BJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 668 4404
It is not a typical restaurant- it's rather a cosy coffee/bagel shop- very worth writing about!!! Loved by students and anyone who is looking for good food to eat quickly, sit in a quiet place but without restaurant's glam and fuss.
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