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St Giles Cafe & Bar

8-10 St Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
+44 131 225 6267
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“tomato soup” (14 reviews)
“porridge” (10 reviews)
“bacon roll” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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8-10 St Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My little girl and I go to Edinburgh every year and we always go to this cafe. We love the st Giles special of waffles with bacon, brie and maple syrup. Anytime we have been it has always been busy but we have always managed...More

Thank louby21
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I should have expected Edinburgh to be busy, but I was surprised as to how busy it actually was. My husband and I came across this restaurant completely by accident after looking for a coffee shop on The Royal Mile. It was an oasis amidst...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there in the afternoon. Ordered tomato and basil soup and hummus & sun dried tomatoes toasted sandwiche and two glasses of Spanish red, all were delicious. The place was very busy but the staff were on top of everything and very attentive.

Thank PatPatara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here twice and both times staff were really friendly.The cheese platter was great and good value too. Can recommend this place for a snack or drink. Good location just off the Royal Mile and prices very reasonable.

Thank ABarrett_12
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We came for lunch and beers wile walking trough the royal mile. I must say the ale selection was very good, we tasted a couple of them, but what i enjoyed the most was my Bacon cheese Sirup Sandwich, The sandwich had a nice weird...More

Thank IvoFS
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This cafe was very near to our self catering accommodation so we popped in for breakfast on the morning we were heading to Edinburgh Castle. It is extremely friendly and has a great menu. We had a bacon roll and luscious porridge (with grated apple...More

Thank 194jc14
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I had porridge with toast and jelly. My wife had a bacon, lettuce , and tomato sandwich. Many other options. Good service.

Thank Good6746
Reviewed 3 June 2017

It's not on the main street, so it was very quiet when we went, I'm not sure if that is normal or not for the place. Anyway, the staff were lovely and friendly. We had a pot of tea and a cake, you get a...More

Thank ahallam91ah
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch today. The sun was shining so getting a table outside was lovely. The service was quick and all staff were friendly. We had the goats cheese salad and then the bacon and Brie toasted sandwich. Both were good and the...More

Thank JHM4684
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Was walking down the very crowded Royal Mile and just wanted a little place for a bite to eat. This place was perfect. Good food. Good prices.

Thank Michael M
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, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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