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The Deacon's House Cafe

#111 of 1,824 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Old Town
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
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3 Brodie's Close | 304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, Scotland
+44 131 226 1894
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being in Edinburgh we expected all the touristy restaurants, cafes, bars, and pubs. We didn't expect a down-to-earth fresh cut sandwich, home-made soup establishment like this. The food is excellent quality and value, and the service very friendly.

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Thank jeffjackson646947f
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the cafe for breakfast as it was right across the road from where we were staying. My partner and I both got the deacon full breakfast but to be honest there wasn't anything full about it - it's consisted of some bland scrambled egg, overcooked bacon, 1 sausage and some toast. And for breakfast costing £18 for 2... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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349 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Coming down from the castle and liking the looks of this cafe we stopped in around 1:00 for lunch. The place is small and cozy and it was packed! Service and food were both good. Pay at the front when you are finished; no credit cards taken. No restrooms in the cafe but across from the inside entrance. You will... More 

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Thank tlynn63
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in today with my cousin and her partner. Services was very quick and efficient as well as friendly. I had the soup which was beautiful if not a bit on the small side. And the sandwiches looked really nice too.

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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food is excellent the soup is thick and warming served with thick homemade bread. Don't be put off because it's down an alley, it is clean warm and friendly.

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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a lovely find - on the drag up to the castle. We went two days running for breakfast which was superb. They also fully cater for gluten free visitors (including very good gluten free cake). Not cheap but certainly good value and service was swift.

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Thank Ros184
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an authentic place in Edinburgh to pause and gather yourself if you are wandering around the old parts of Edinburgh. Great service, excellent coffee and the best apple and cinnamon scone I have tasted in a long time. Highly recommended.

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Thank Occasionaldiner5
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warm friendly cafe at a reasonable price. Their apple and cinnamon scones were lovely and would thoroughly recommend a visit.

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Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast here. Good range and good value. especially liked the porh and haggis sausage. 2 full breakfast with tea and coffee £17.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a nice coffee and cake. Carrot cake was extremely light and flapjack also good. Scones are huge! Cash only

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Brodie's Close | 304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 1894
Description
friendly cafe located on the Royal Mile. Lots of home made Dairy and Gluten free cakes. Home made soups, scones,triple certified organic coffee good choice of leaf teas.

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Staying in Old Town

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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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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