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Cafe Camino

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Broughton & Calton
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1 Little King Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 523 0102
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08:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:30
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174 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Always stop in for lunch after mass or waiting to check in to local hotels. I look forward to a baked potato done in the oven as only Edinburgh seem to do but this time baked potatoes were off the menu . No reason given. Wouldn't hurry back.

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2 Thank annebryceland
Amanda M, Manager at Cafe Camino, responded to this review

Sorry to disappoint you on this occasion and thank you for your feedback. We have however as of this week brought back oven baked potatoes to the menu. We hope we can welcome you back in the future for a tasty freshly baked potato. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I've always enjoyed visiting Cafe Camino as it's well priced central and child friendly but I think today's visit will be my last. Mainly because I was served by someone who had dirty fingernails and a not to clean arm support on his wrist which was coming in direct contact with the food. Also stood for several minutes waiting to... More 

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3 Thank Eleanor G
Amanda M, Manager at Cafe Camino, responded to this review

I'm really sorry to hear about the unsatisfactory service you received upon your visit to Cafe Camino this weekend, it is not what I would expect from staff even if we were busy with another event. I will ensure to reiterate to all members of staff the importance of personal hygiene and customer service. Thank you for bringing this to... More 

Oxon, England
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had a long wait between trains at Waverley, and wanted breakfast. Had a wee wander, and stumbled on this place. It's a far cry from the typical station environs greasy spoon, being light and airy, with well-spaced solid wooden tables, high ceiling and large picture window. The full Scottish breakfast with good local ingredients is a steal at £5.95, the... More 

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1 Thank Caledonianne
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this great wee cafe whilst looking for a late breakfast after some shopping. It provides a clean spacious area in a relaxing environment, serving up great food. Not a huge menu, but great food all the same. As its far enough around a corner to be missed by most you can relax and enjoy your visit. Baby friendly... More 

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1 Thank OSheaGuevara
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We got married in St Mary’s Cathedral and decided to organise a small Prosecco reception at Café Camino straight after the service for us and our guest. The reception in the adjacent church hall was really lovely and they served a few nibbles (mini quiche, salmon blinis, etc.) combined with Prosecco and orange juice. We had a great time and... More 

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1 Thank Reisebaer82
Edinburgh
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135 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

I used to love this place but they've tarted it up and sadly didn't impress. While the staff were very friendly and were trying hard, the kitchen let them down. I had to wait 50 minutes for a mediocre panini. I won't bother going back

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2 Thank mandy003
Edinburgh, Scotland
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109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Cafe Camino is an outreach outlet of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral and is part of the cathedral complex. Under new management for the last few weeks, it is obviously a very popular central venue as when my nephew and I lunched there yesterday the place was packed. So much so that many people walked out, there being a long... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Not the best quality food but for the price you can't really complain. The cafe is set out very strange for the space that is available to them. Also, it's says table service only and we were asked to stay at our table but there's only so long you can wait to order or to ask for the bill. When... More 

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Thank ClareFrancesca
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I decided to visit this café for the first time instead of going to John Lewis. The service was incredibly slow . I ordered ( with slight reservation ) potato and oregano soup. A bowl of milky coloured tasteless soup arrived ,eventually ,but I was unable to eat it as it tasted simply awful. I am not a fussy eater... More 

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1 Thank Purring21
Edinburgh
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Cafe Camino has had a make over, it is now table service and hiked up prices. I much preferred the old self service Cafe Camino. Visited today for coffee and scone, not as good as it used to be in my opinion.

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2 Thank StapeleyCraigie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 16:30
Monday
08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:30
Thursday
08:30 - 16:30
Friday
08:30 - 16:30
Saturday
08:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Little King Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 523 0102

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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 Broughton & Calton

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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