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Cafe Truva Royal Mile

$$ - $$$
Old Town
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Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BQ, Scotland
+44 131 556 9524
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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for a lunch and.. what a surprise! It was really good, we enjoyed every single stuff included in their meze. Definitely it was one of the best lunch\brunch I've had recently. Even our toddler enjoyed it. Read some comments about not that nice waiter, but we were lucky with our friendly one. Cheers!

Thank marijaic
Dundee, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're regulars at Cafe Truva in Leith and popped into the larger Royal Mile restaurant after a visit to the Museum of Edinburgh. The food is great - from Turkish breakfast to rich fruit cake. The service is tip top. However, I have to give a special shout-out to Cafe Truva's coffee. I frequent many excellent coffee shops all over... More 

Thank Sallyhamp
Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The place is very well located on the Royal Mile and it's especially good when the weather in Edinburgh goes mad. The inside is so nicely decorated and cosy, it is impossible not to love. The service was good as well, staff friendly and helpful. We only had a Turkish coffee which came with some Turkish delight, reasonably priced for... More 

Thank Ramona T
Poole, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

An interesting Turkish cafe with a variety of unusual dishes. Service was polite and efficient. Food was okay but not quite up to the standard one would expect in this part of Edinburgh.

Thank drummondone
Ottery St Mary
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Called in for a hot drink and brunch after an early morning bus tour. Found this place by chance as it was near The Museum of childhood, scarf shopand our hotel ( IBIS) Piping hot chocolate and OH said latte really good. I just had a croissant OH ordered the American breakfast, scrambled egg and bacon on toast.There must have... More 

Thank Fishydiner
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Waiters slow and unhelpful. Didnt clear away. Had to keep asking for utensils, no apology. Tea cold. Breakfast luke warm and unappetizing.

1 Thank anoushka z
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Popped in for a Turkish Apple Tea before I started a walking tour, a lovely clean café, with friendly staff. The tea arrived in a teapot and was in tea bag form, at just over £2 it was a great value, I had 3 hot glasses out of it.

Thank Sandra C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I was staying in Edinburgh on a short break and wanted a simple meal in the Old Town. The Truva is a genuine family run concern, their second outlet in Edinburgh. I was surprised at the good value as it is in a very touristy location - most mains are around £7 and there are a large selection of desserts... More 

Thank Andrewms14
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Excellent food stop, nicely located in the centre of the Royal Mile, Value for money & interesting menu, Staff and service also highly praised. Top Marks

2 Thank Damien1980
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I was in cafe Truva with my girlfriend. The environment was really friendly and the service was good. Ordered a strawberry gateau and scone. Taste was good but one suggestion- scones are more nice if it would serve with clouted cream but anyway butter would do the job. Be back again.

Thank Ateeq_atq25

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Turkish, Mediterranean, Tunisian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 9524

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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 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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