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Cafe Truva Art College

Old Town
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52 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DW, Scotland
+44 131 629 5057
08:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened upon this place while looking for somewhere else, really glad we stopped, 1x simple breakfast & 1x vegetarian breakfast tea & coffee - all great, staff were friendly.

Thank Christine M
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered a simply breakfast and one panini feta along with cappuccino and americano. It was good and cosy :)

Thank Fanky S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I really like going to cafe truva because it's spacious and always welcoming. I often go for a take away tea or coffee and it is only £1 and I am always happy to tip a bit. The food is good and service perfect. Great restaurant/cafe.

Thank maybe1day
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

we had two very reasonably priced breakfasts here, much cheaper than the hotel prices and quite a good selection, Very atmospheric turkish decor.

1 Thank Amanda Judith S
Perth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

From the outside this just looks like a typical cafe but the food is excellent. Great range of Turkish meals or lunchtime snacks

1 Thank thebluenosedbear
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Happened by chance to see and come here and it was great! Super friendly staff and great breakfast. They made an off menu item for one of our party (an egg roll) and the bagel was a big meal which included a salad. Great! Would come here again. 😃

Thank Katherine D
State College, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Had both lunch one day and breakfast another. Turkish/ Middle Eastern food, plus hamburgers and full Scottish breakfast.

Thank John R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

The interior of this unique restaurant is atmospheric and provides a range of different places to sit. The menu is varied enough to make it difficult to decide what to choose; surely a good sign and an inducement to return. Their salads are tasty and their wide selection of cakes and sweets is extremely tempting. A good place to go... More 

Thank Dvorak150
Ballater, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

We stopped by here purely by chance and are very grateful we did. We had a great breakfast at a very reasonable price. Home made produce with not a spot of grease on the plate. So good we came back the next day and it was just as good. The staff are very friendly and the place is spotless. Will... More 

Thank Wyrtaj
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

The staff is rude and unhelpful, even know there is no queue. In addition the food is very average and their "truva moussaka" is absolutely awful : bechamel is industrial (or bad) and aubergines are hard to find. I gave them multiple chances but even their meze is average. I doubt that most of the food is homemade. No thanks.

Thank Audrey M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Turkish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 629 5057

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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-flavoured 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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