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Cafe Truva Royal Mile

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Old Town
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Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BQ, Scotland
+44 131 556 9524
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Waiters slow and unhelpful. Didnt clear away. Had to keep asking for utensils, no apology. Tea cold. Breakfast luke warm and unappetizing.

1 Thank anoushka z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Popped in for a Turkish Apple Tea before I started a walking tour, a lovely clean café, with friendly staff. The tea arrived in a teapot and was in tea bag form, at just over £2 it was a great value, I had 3 hot glasses out of it.

Thank Sandra C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I was staying in Edinburgh on a short break and wanted a simple meal in the Old Town. The Truva is a genuine family run concern, their second outlet in Edinburgh. I was surprised at the good value as it is in a very touristy location - most mains are around £7 and there are a large selection of desserts... More 

Thank Andrewms14
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Excellent food stop, nicely located in the centre of the Royal Mile, Value for money & interesting menu, Staff and service also highly praised. Top Marks

2 Thank Damien1980
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I was in cafe Truva with my girlfriend. The environment was really friendly and the service was good. Ordered a strawberry gateau and scone. Taste was good but one suggestion- scones are more nice if it would serve with clouted cream but anyway butter would do the job. Be back again.

Thank Ateeq_atq25
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Very rude old waiter behaves like he is your boss. Avoid the restaurant. Though, some food is very good.

1 Thank Dmitriy B
Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stopped for coffee and cake after a long day of sight seeing. There was such a wide selection to chose from. The cakes all looked delicious and we had a tough time choosing. In the end we had a very generously portioned Lemon Cheesecake that we very yummy.

1 Thank Monicat30
Sitka, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Having fallen in love with turkish coffee in Istanbul, when we happened upon this authentic looking open air cafe we fortunately grabbed a seat with no hesitation. Excellent food (I had goat cheese salad) and coffee with a turkish delight treat. Hmm Hmm good! Very pleasant middle eastern surprise experience in old Scotland!

Thank Marzella
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic little cafe We ate breakfast here during the festival two mornings running and will probably be here again tomorrow Great food, nice and quiet away from the bustle of the Fringe

Thank Johnathan P
Ruthin, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Although at the latter end of the Royal Mile (away from the castle) This pace was certainly popular as the filled tables indicated. My husband and great grandson enjoyed a filled pitta type bread whilst I tucked into a lovely bowl of hot home made soup. Delicious. Ice creams followed. They are known for their side salads and this was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Tunisian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 9524

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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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