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Water of Leith Cafe Bistro

€€ - €€€Cafe, British,
1 Howard Street | Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5JP, Scotland
+44 131 556 6887
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1 Howard Street | Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5JP, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The team are always wonderful with fab customer service with a smile and great knowledge of the menu and drinks, food is fantastic, coffee is great. Well done guys!

Thank seanajdavidson
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Delicious, plentiful food, great bowl of moules frites and tremendous beetroot/herring starter. Truly lovely staff, such a friendly atmosphere, wish I was in Canonmills area more often!

Thank S P
Reviewed 6 January 2018

A great place for breakfast . Great food great service and lovely atmosphere . I would Highly recommend this cafe to everyone .

1  Thank warnock4444
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is a very friendly cafe bistro with lovely staff. I can't review the food as we only had tea, coffee and a scone (all of which was excellent) but we had a most enjoyable visit and will definitely go again! Our dog was also...More

1  Thank Artygran
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The bistro was busy as we were walking past en route to the botanical gardens, so a quick U turn soon saw us tucking into a Full Scottish 😀 Not just your normal breakfast, but included flat bread and haggis, everything tasted so fresh -...More

Thank Neil G
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Everything about the place is just right. Great food, great service and good prices. Very friendly and warm welcome from all the staff.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I was early for an appointment today and needed a quick lunch. The bistro was a minute away and I dropped in with no expectations. What a surprise! When stepping through the doorway, I was greeted by the ambiance of a personal home, warm and...More

Thank Hester M
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Stopped here for coffee and cake on our Water of Leith walk (Edinburgh to Leith - a very pretty walk). Very bright, cheerful café with a very bright and cheerful owner (Ana). The Bakewell tarts (served warm with ice cream) were divine and made by...More

Thank LynK6012
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Always afraid things will not be as good the second time and we were right. Can only give the cullen skink 99 out of 100 this time.

Thank ancientskier
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This place is light and airy, and the staff very nice. A french owner! Good food- we all had cheeseburgers. There is a licence. Not open in the evening, great for a decent lunch.

Thank EdinburghNewTown
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$49
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Howard Street | Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5JP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 6887
A bright, relaxing, licensed bistro serving great seasonal food and baking. Available for daytime and weekend evening casual dining.
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