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Rocket Cafe

#450 of 1,831 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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41 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4DR, Scotland
+44 131 447 0377
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Forfar, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit this cafe when in Edinburgh and it never disappoints. Lunches and coffee and cake always fantastic. The menu is large and very varied. The bowls of soup are big and tasty. Selection of cakes mouthwatering!! Service is of a high standard, ever efficient and friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank Katy1950
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing breakfast! I had the baby rocket and it was delicious, although I couldn't quite finish it because it was so big. No idea how my son managed to polish off the full rocket - as good as baby rocket but with even more food on the plate!

Thank MollyMac2013
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have intended to write a review of this really nice little establishment for some time. It may not appear to be the most luxuriously apponted eatery but appearance can be deceptive. The staff are really courteous and the well priced menu should satisfy the hungriest customer. The Baby Rocket breakfast is a must!

Thank Jim T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Busy place on a wet Sunday, helpful staff if a wee bit laid back in service...ordered our coffee and food all at once but received our coffee so quickly had it drunk by the time our food arrived or it would have been cold. As for the food, yummy nachos with nice homemade salsa and tender chicken and all gluten... More 

Thank jenlawson
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I swear my spoon could have stood up in my cheese, celeriac and potato soup by itself. It was served with some lovely fresh bread. Only negative comment is that the decaf coffee was very, very strong.

Thank Margaret W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I could eat here every day, more than once. Delicious soups, sandwiches and specials and then there are their cakes - amazing!

Thank KLAEd
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely home made soups and preparation and presentation always really good. Service good and efficient. Would recommend for lunch or snack.

Thank Pythagorus31
Kinross, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Haven't been in Morningside for ages, plenty places to eat but where, then we saw this place and the menu, we were sold. The biggest issue was what to eat, such a choice and looking around at people already eating, it all looked enticing. However we plunged for the club sandwich, one carnivorous and one veggie. Both extremely enjoyable, indeed... More 

Thank Regkv
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Just decided on the spur of the moment when out shopping went in for a coffee and was confronted by a number of tray bakes....i just can't resist a tray bake....excellent and will be back

Thank Jim F
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We found Rocket by chance for lunch - 3 adults and 2 children. The choice of food was extensive, and the quality was excellent. The coffees were great too. We found a table just in time, as it then got rather busy. There were also a lot of people arriving for take-away. Because of this, our food did take quite... More 

Thank Jon F
Applesn, Owner at Rocket Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! I've spoken with the person in charge that day and they're very happy you took the time to write your review, it's really made our day! Thanks again and hope to see you soon, Graeme More 

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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
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4DR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 447 0377

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