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St Giles Cafe & Bar

€€ - €€€Cafe, European, British
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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Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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8-10 St Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The afternoon was getting long and we needed a "pick us up". It is on a side street but was perfect. Full, it demonstrated popularity. Waiter was fun and had good suggesting - earily good (see the ghost tour! Ha-ha) Coffee, tea and scones! Perfect.

Thank JJ G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely place for a coffee & snack or other meals. Nicely decorated and really friendly staff. Busy place.

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to visit here back in the days it was called Florentin. It was always a great place to meet friends and remains so. I am sure it used to have an upstairs, it seems smaller now, but still has very good decor in...More

Thank iantovecta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were going to a concert at the Castle, and had parked nearby so decided to have a stop here whilst waiting for friends. We were greeted by very friendly staff who allowed us to pick our own seats, and they soon took our order....More

Thank VandA_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this place for some drinks and snacks and were not disappointed. Staff were really nice and helpful. Food was simple but tasty.

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the "Edinburgh Mist " tea they do here so make a point of visiting this cafe when I'm in the city -It's their version of "London Fog" -Earl grey tea with a dash of vanilla syrup ,frothy milk and sprinkled with cinnamon . Great...More

Thank visit09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a quick stop to recharge with latte & sweets very welcoming , clean & great service. Highly recommend from us & 100 % revisit

Thank EcclestnFamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very tasty Bacon Roll and beautiful cup of coffee on our recent trip to "The Royal Mile". Very friendly staff

Thank Echt
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Very good tasty food and coffee, friendly staff. The quiche and salads were above average. Highly recommended.

Thank gilly2212
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Had come off a cruise ship and was wandering historic Edinburgh; this little cafe is one of surprisingly few restaurant options available in the busy High Street / Royal Mile / Lawnmarket historic and tourism area. It's cramped, but I had a nice experience. Staff...More

Thank HK-PA-Mariner
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 20:00
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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