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Valvona & Crolla Caffe Bar

19 Elm Row, Edinburgh EH7 4AA, Scotland
+44 131 556 6066
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 Elm Row, Edinburgh EH7 4AA, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe is not suitable for wheelchairs despite signs suggesting it is. The disabled toilet is up a flight of stairs and impossible for a wheelchair user to get to (see picture). There is a stair lift to the cafe but again this is not...More

Thank Dick E
ValvonaC, Owner at Valvona & Crolla Caffe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Customers, Please accept our apologies that our facilities and the layout of our old building are not convenient for a wheelchair user. We do have a stair lift and ramps and the toilets are fitted for ambulatory disabilities but due to the nature of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is NOT wheelchair friendly. The disable loos are clearly marked up a flight of 3 steps. after checking out that it was suitable for wheelchairsand receiving a positive response my friend had to be physically carried up 3 steps . Just as well...More

Thank MauraBrown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went twice to this cafe while in Edinburg - once solo and one with friends. I believe it’s an Edinburgh institution. You've got to know it’s there - it’s right at the back of the deli. I had a delicious cooked breakfast. I also...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Great dinner and wonderful value. Only just apparently reopened for evening meals but genuinely Italian meal. Superb Antipasti followed by a very very good pizza. Only one other table in use which was a great shame. Lovely waitress made the dinner highly amusing. I will...More

Thank PJFR
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We had heard about Valvona & Crolla from the 44 Scotland Street books by Alexander McCall Smith, and had a spare hour on a Sunday lunchtime before going to the cinema round the corner. Firstly ( the Aladdin's cave reference) the delicatessen is stunning. The...More

Thank IsleofManBuggane
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I bought a ready made sandwich to take back to my desk for lunch. What a cheek! £3.25 for a roast beef and horseradish sandwich that was mostly fat, gristle and sauce with a couple of wimpy salad leaves thrown in. Valvona usually has a...More

Thank scoti99
ValvonaC, Manager at Valvona & Crolla Caffe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Dear Scoti99, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the standard of this sandwich. Please can you email us at comments@valvonacrolla.co.uk so that we can respond to you directly. Kindest regards, Valvona & Crolla Management Team

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Popped in to the shop to buy food. Decided to visit the cafe and have a snack. I choose soup. It was ok but I’ve never had stratciatella with noodles before. I prefer it without and with a dash of Marsala.

Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 13 January 2018

This place has a Royal Warrant for good reason! Amazing history and beautiful quaint deli with a lovely gift shop/cafe tucked up behind. Really recommend going to see just the sheer amount of fresh produce. Lovely, interesting and friendly staff.

Thank Tony V
Reviewed 25 December 2017

By entering this shop you enter into another world .Its shelves are full of delights to look through and really there’s nowhere else like it in Edinburgh . We went to the cafe to have breakfast real coffee such quality items. I had the vegetarian...More

Thank Jamesh64
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

I came across this little gem purely by chance , I was staying in a hotel nearby and was walking past looking for somewhere for lunch , I thought it was an interesting looking deli which it is inside and out , but when I...More

Thank kenjoalejandro
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Elm Row, Edinburgh EH7 4AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Leith
  • Neighbourhood: Leith
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 6066
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