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La Barantine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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202 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4DF, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in here on a cold blustery day in edinburgh for a coffee and something sweet to warm up.. it's a small little cafe with really friendly staff, we had coffee's with an eclair and citron tart which were gorgeous.. and although we didnt get any other food the menu looked lovely.. would highly recommend.

Thank cevans1989
East Linton, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic little coffee shop. The coffee was great and our Pain aux rasin was one of the best I have tasted. The staff greet you in French, with some of them offering a smile! Would certainly recommend this place. There is limited seating, but I understand why you would like to take your time to enjoy your coffee... More 

Thank LadyParker123
Horsham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I visited with my friend on Saturday afternoon - we had a delicious salted caramel macaroon and a cup of tea. The menu board sounded delicious and the variety of cakes looked amazing. This is a small place so we were delighted that a table became available ... easy to see why it is so popular. Staff are lovely.

Thank Loraine B
Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Loved this quaint French cafe; found it by accident inEdinburgh. You have to look through the smaller streets off the main shopping street, to come across little gems, such as this. The staff is super friendly, and the ambiance so cozy. Loved the fresh pastries and the extra touch of cocoa powder ( with a little cool design ) on... More 

Thank Carmenda
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This became our regular coffee/breakfast stop while visiting Edinburgh. La Barantine is a charming cafe with equally charming staff. Yan in particular was engaging and fun. Union Coffee is served with the freshest pastries we've ever had. It is a French cafe and all the staff speak French - they will indulge anyone who wishes to brush up on their... More 

Thank Indecisive88
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

There are a lot of little cafes in the bruntsfield area. And everyone has heir idea of the perfect coffee. I stopped drinking coffee a long time ago so finding a good tea in a coffee shop is sometimes not easy. Earl Gray is my choice with a slice of lemon and Green Tea for my wife was delivered perfectly.... More 

Thank ianandkaren2015
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This small cafe is charming, friendly and very French. Welcomed in French as we walked in; we sat at a small table in this little cafe. Varieties of French bread for sale to take away, patisseries looked amazing! I opted for a lovely "savoie" baguette which was amazing! Fresh ingredients and a great combination of ham, raclette cheese and Dijon... More 

Thank backpackingtree
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Had two lattes and a chocolate pastry all were high standard, polite service efficient, it was quite busy but they still didnt rush us, cozy place

Thank phil b
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It's a blast, lovely people working there! Fresh first class products, lovely patisserie and great coffee!

Thank MarinaSpringer
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270 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

It is a really nice cafe with nice tea and coffee and a selection of delicious French cakes and pastries.

Thank Mossman19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
French, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4DF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 1312290267

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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