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St Giles Cafe & Bar

8-10 St Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
+44 131 225 6267
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8-10 St Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint and quirky little coffee shop with some soups etc. Coffee and cake after a very nice pumpkin soup was excellent on a winters day. Not a lot of seating is the only downside. Staff friendly and service was quick and friendly.People seem to enjoy...More

Thank Hugary1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel next door to this cafe and this was our breakfast spot, good cheerful service, but sadly not allowed to sit at a window table as there were only 2 of us and the window tables were for 4 or more,...More

Thank lunnys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this place on accident when it was raining and unfortunately at the time it was packed. As we were leaving we saw a few great dishes and decided to return the next day and boy are we glad we did. Even when...More

Thank Elisa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of a New Year break. Popped in for coffee and cake, place was very busy and service was slow as a result but friendly. The Victoria Sandwich did not disappoint

Thank J25551
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful little place with smiling waiters, cosy seats for small companies, delicious coffees and scrumptious food!

Thank ioViaggioconTe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seems like you have dropped into a friend's kitchen for a hot beverage. We only had coffees. They were large and a bit costly.

Thank PointerDetroit
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Walking up the Royal Mile on a cold Sunday morning & happened upon this little cafe where I warmed myself up with a lovely hot chocolate with fresh cream & marshmallows, didn’t have time to sit in as I was meeting others nearby but it...More

Thank SharonJT67
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We went in to have a coffee, then noticed that hot toddie so changed our minds, and boy were they good. We browsed the menu and had a large cheese board to share and the cheese was really good and they gave my wide gluten...More

Thank Droitwichrugby
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We stopped off for lunch here whilst in the old town. The café was warm, clean and welcoming, although it was busy ,a table for two was available, we ordered a salad and a cheese and ham croissant. The meals came quickly along with glasses...More

Thank Jenny R
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I stayed next door to St. Giles Cafe & Bar at the Fraser Suites. Every morning, I went to the cafe for a croissant and a pot of tea. Good food, good service, free wifi!

Thank Yukon_Gal
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-10 St Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 6267
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