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Stag Espresso at Dovecot - CLOSED

10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT, Scotland
+44 7590 728974
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
28 Nov 2016
“Eager Weavers and Tea Leavers”
25 Oct 2016
“Healthy & tasty”
Restaurant Hours Closed
10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT, Scotland
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Testy food, fairly priced, quickly served and such a bonus too to eat at a cafe that does decent beverage options .... namely tea from leaves not sweepings in a pot that does not leak even!! Just down from the NMS and royal mile so...More

Thank pickytweeter
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I always feel that I've had a healthy but very tasty lunch when I eat here. Today's chicken Vietnamese rice paper roll was so tasty, especially the soy dip. My friend had the delicious green pea soup with a half salmon sandwich. Both were big...More

Thank McAnnie1
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Good tasty soups, sandwiches and coffee. The cakes were excellent. But... somehow it wasn't as good as I had remembered before I understand that they had a change of ownership/staff. The staff were friendly and efficient. In any other town I would have given them...More

Thank nineteenhundred
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Before attending the meeting in ECCI which is at 20 metres,I decided to have a tea in this lovely place. Staff so kind Clean spacious and the most important, quiet. Music was at the right level. Definetely good choice to star the day and the...More

1  Thank carlesescofet
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The coffee I had was entirely acceptable. It was made more interesting by being in the avant garde Dovecote Studios where tapestries are made and contemporary art exhibitions take place. It is beside the excellent shop and if you have an hour it is worth...More

Thank SergeLourie
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We needed a break from touring, so we stopped in for lunch. This little cafe adjacent to the gallery was packed and energetic. We got the soup of the day (sweet potato and red pepper) and a half roasted veggie sandwich, as well as a...More

Thank couperine
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Such a lovely, bright and charming little cafe. Staff are attentive and very friendly and well informed. The hot chocolates are to die for and very reasonably priced!

Thank LS1997
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Excellent coffee prepared with all the dedication required (no rush). I tried the carrot cake and it is amazing. But brownies and other cakes looked delicious as well. Service isn't the fastest one, but staff is really friendly. Moreover isn't that cheap, but it's fine...More

Thank FattaMorgana
Reviewed 10 October 2015

A delightful spot for a very fine lunch. We had soup and a sandwich followed by cake- what could be more perfect? The food was fresh, flavoursome, imaginative and delicious, the service super friendly , the environment modern and airy. Defintely recommended, as it's slightly...More

Thank Wilmapx
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Having visited the Dovecot Gallery I decided to have a very quick lunch in the adjacent café and was not disappointed. Greek salad was good and fresh and the coffee was strong and hot; staff were very nice and service quick. Excellent.

Thank Stromata
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

Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 7590 728974
  • E-mail
Stag Espresso is a local, independent café operator specialising in great coffee, complimented by excellent service and a selection of the best local produce. It's first home is in the stunning Dovecot Building which was refurbished 3 years ago. Dovecot is centre for tapestry, craft and now great coffee.
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