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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brie” (20 reviews)
“porridge” (12 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 7:00 pm Hours
Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8-10 St. Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their speciality was AMAZING! One of the best waffles I have ever eaten! It was sweet, crispy and salty!

Thank Caisa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good location, near our hotel and just off the Royal Mile. Nice coffees, enjoyed the Belgian waffles for breakfast.

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for breakfast with my husband. Lovely welcome when we came through the door. Had coffee and beautiful porridge. Great place and lovely service . Thank you

Thank LisaM046
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I liked very much this place, cosy, nice atmosphere, good service and delicious cheese platter as well as an excellent tomatoes and basil soup!

Thank Danae M
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Move over chicken and waffles, a better waffle combo is here: the Saint Giles House Specialty, a waffle topped with bacon and melted brie, drizzled with maple syrup. It sounds weird, but somehow works. And works well. The cafe itself is cute and definitely worth...More

Thank kelli_nak
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in the hotel next to this cafe and ate breakfast there every morning. Coffee is delish and so is the food. People who work there are super nice and friendly too.

Thank auntieM0M0
Reviewed 5 February 2018

The food is absolutely delicious and the coffee, too. The staff is extremely friendly and will make you feel at home!

Thank Cintia F
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Quaint and quirky little coffee shop with some soups etc. Coffee and cake after a very nice pumpkin soup was excellent on a winters day. Not a lot of seating is the only downside. Staff friendly and service was quick and friendly.People seem to enjoy...More

Thank Hugary1
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We stayed at the hotel next door to this cafe and this was our breakfast spot, good cheerful service, but sadly not allowed to sit at a window table as there were only 2 of us and the window tables were for 4 or more,...More

Thank lunnys
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We stumbled upon this place on accident when it was raining and unfortunately at the time it was packed. As we were leaving we saw a few great dishes and decided to return the next day and boy are we glad we did. Even when...More

Thank Elisa C
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, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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