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185 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4DG, Scotland
+44 131 656 0763
09:30 - 18:00
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Sun 09:30 - 18:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Falko's staff were so friendly - we arrived before they were open but they let us come in and sit down anyway. There is a great breakfast menu and the coffee is excellent. It was good value and you can buy delicious breads, cakes and jam to take away.

Thank 535family
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well staffed attractive coffee house with consistently good baking from their own original cafe and bakery in Gullane. Not the cheapest but nothing like it. Lots of staff to manage what can be a busy wee place.

Thank Karl S
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

To be honest I just didn't expect to be taken to a German bakery/cafe in Edinburgh! But I was and it was really very good! Coffee was to a high standard, and the food was full of flavour. A little busy at lunchtime on Sunday - but thats a good thing obviously! Staff quite relaxed - my observation would be... More 

Thank Robin B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

On the way back from the town decided we needed a wee refreshment. Stopped of a Falko's for a coffee and a hot chocolate. Probably the best hot chocolate I have ever had. We shared an apple strudel which was so big we didn't finish it. Not the first time we have stopped here and it will definitely not be... More 

Thank Jim F
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We have given Falko a final chance! Every single time we have been in the last 3 months there has been some kind of problem, ranging from very slow-service, not enough staff, cafe open but not ready to serve and finally today, we tried to go for breakfast and were told the kitchen's closed with no other explanation. Why bother... More 

3 Thank Harveygirl333
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Friday at 4.00, which meant I could a table to myself in this busy cafe. Table service, with fine selection of cake and the 'Falko' brew coffee is superb.

Thank 61IanF2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Genuine German bakery cafe that prides itself on its bread and bakery produce. Very reasonably priced and as it's German cafe the choices on offer are a bit different than your usual Bruntsfield / morningside cafés. Good service and I liked the atmosphere in the place. The breads are unbelievably good.

Thank Gingeroadonis
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I have never eaten in the cafe itself, but have been impressed by everything I have ordered. I have tried three different breads, four cakes and three pastries. Their pretzels are also delicious. They are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Many of their breads are vegan and they include the ingredients on their website along with the baking schedule. All... More 

Thank Sonya M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We arrived to buy some cakes for taking away, there were 4!!!! staff members at a till and no one payed attention to us for good 5 minutes although standing just in front of us. Then rolling his eyes one of the staff members took our order and with the slowest motions ever wrapped our cakes. Also that place is... More 

2 Thank Beata Z
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The hot chocolate is seriously to die for...a bit on the pricey side (£3.20) but SO worth it. Their coffee and cake is also delicious and they do a fabulous brunch at the weekends. However, on occasion the service has been poor - very unfriendly bordering on rude which is a shame. On the whole though, a great cafe in... More 

1 Thank watermellon89

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4DG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 656 0763

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?