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Elephants & Bagels

37 Marshall Street | eh8 9bj, Edinburgh EH8 9BJ, Scotland
+44 131 668 4404
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
37 Marshall Street | eh8 9bj, Edinburgh EH8 9BJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like this quiet and cozy palce. The bagels are delicious and you can choose among several fillings and kinds of bagel. Highly recommended.

Thank Valerio L
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Visited at around 10am on a Saturday morning expecting the place to be bustling- we were the only ones there. Me and my partner got two bagels, one plain and one cheese and jalapeno, with scrambled egg. With soft drinks the bill came to £12...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

They have a good range of bagels and fillings, which are delicious and they are often quiet enough to eat in.

Thank GF_126338
Reviewed 8 February 2018

The Cafes location is just a little of the beaten track in a nice little square near the Edinburgh Uni but well worth looking for. The Cafe is very student orientated so do not expect high end chairs and tables. But it is very nice...More

1  Thank Jacquie C
Reviewed 1 February 2018

I'm not a great bagel fan but was invited here to lunch. Cosy busy wee place with friendly staff. What a choice of bagels and very reasonably priced. I had cheese and -jalapeno bagel with cream cheese, smoked salmon, lemon juice and capers - wow!...More

Thank sellbydate
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner both love Elephants and Bagels. What’s not to like? The staff are always more that friendly and all posses high efficiency in customer service and food preparation. Our favourite “salmon and cream cheese on a jalapeño and cheese bagel with lemon...More

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 17 November 2017

A nice and quiet atmosphere, and very close to the university so a good place for a study break, with a choice of sweet and savoury bagels.

Thank Remmy F
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is a very nice and cozy little cafe. Good quality coffee. Excellent food. Very pleasant and helpful staff.

Thank LiliFeb2008
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Was a nice enough cafe with a range of bagels. However being honest if it wasn't for the gluten free options I'm not sure I would have rated this so highly. Much nicer places to eat close by.

Thank 213Traveller87
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I always visit this lovely cafe when in Edinburgh for the Fringe. This year's choice was poppy seed bagel with hummus and sun-dried tomato, and it was every bit as good as usual. Convenient location to grab a tasty and filling snack at any time...More

Thank EJP_Sunshine
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Marshall Street | eh8 9bj, Edinburgh EH8 9BJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 668 4404
It is not a typical restaurant- it's rather a cosy coffee/bagel shop- very worth writing about!!! Loved by students and anyone who is looking for good food to eat quickly, sit in a quiet place but without restaurant's glam and fuss.
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