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Top cafe recommendations from locals

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“Swanky George Street bar, restaurant and tea room. Famous for its opulent interior and full-throttle approach to Christmas decor. ”
  • 144 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bare stone and leather sofa decor in style bar-diner known for organic pies, seafood and cocktails. Amazing brunch options and cocktails. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Friendly with lovely fresh plenty vibe and delicious fresh food at lunch especially or just pop in for a coffee. In the lovely area of Stockbridge.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“For art lovers. Think this is for more local artists showcasing their work. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Love this place! The perfect chilled place to hang out for a coffee or try one of their delicious hot chocolates. Also delicious fresh food, don't miss the warm banana bread (or apple bread when its in season)”
  • 50 locals recommend
Café
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“Another great brunch place. Walk-ins only. Located between George street and Queen street.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Some of the best coffee in Edinburgh is served here. Its not a big place though so you might not get a seat!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Spanish tapas - yes mate! This has to be one of my faves. Love their gluten free bread here it taste soo good and the creamy potatoes are comfort food heaven! 😋They do a good early deal if you arrive before 6 I think, check the top of the menu. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“My favourite gelato place in town. Amazing flavours, strong working and food ethic. Great coffee and brownies too. Check website for closing times - it is often closed on Mondays”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
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“Some of the best coffee in town and a few simple breakfast options in a lovely little space.”
  • 16 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Amazing french food in the New Town. Cozy place. I like coming here once a week. You can have a 2 course lunch menu for 12,95 pounds or a 3 course lunch menu for 16,95 pounds, Monday to Friday 12-15pm.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
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“The best place for breakfast, full Scottish breakfast. Good for hangovers. Also lunch”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“A friendly little bar on Rose Street. Has an excellent selection of whiskies on offer and has Scottish folk music sessions several times a week.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Amazing coffee and great selection of bakeries and hand-made sandwiches as well as healthy desserts”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“Another fabulous independent coffee shop with stopping at if exploring the city centre. They roast their own beans in the Cairngorms and do a great job at it! Great for filter coffee, a flat white and brownies!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“A cosy independent slightly old fashioned french style cafe serving light meals and patiserie sit in or take away.”
  • 12 locals recommend