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Richmond Cafe Bistro

52 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
+44 7948 614447
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“greek salad” (8 reviews)
“bougatsa” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
52 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is easily the friendliest I have ever experienced in the past years, and the food is absolutely amazing. Try the spanakopita, meze, and eggs florentine, they make for a great breakfast. Props to the chef.

Thank Cristea A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by for a quick coffee and the staff were very friendly and accommodating(despite my many demands and little tweaks to the coffee) and the price is very reasonable. Nice seating area outside too with a good relaxing view of a small garden.

Thank M.nour N
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Great service. Friendly waitress and cook. Amazing food and prompt service. Large portions and good value for money . I would come back here :)

Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to give this cafe a try as it is nearby and handy. As we walked in, we were not greeted by the waitress and we felt awkward as she was standing looking at us but didn't say hello or anything......More

2  Thank Séona W
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Went in this morning the place is a rip off I'll be fair and give its due the pastries were fresh tasting coffee good but the pasty was served in a weird fancy way they sprayed cream on the side like it was some desert...More

3  Thank 77rtr
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It's super busy with Greeks (no surprise really) so getting a table is not always easy. But it's definitely worth it. I love the bougatsa and the freddo cappuccino is also very good.

Thank LauraSophia_edin
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Just stopped by for coffee and cake. Friendly service, delicious coffee excellent cake. Cakes were warmed a little to make them perfect. The polenta cake is special. I'm looking forward to going back and trying all the other Greek goodies on offer.

Thank Michele H
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I felt like the server disregarded my existence when I was there. I had arrived before it was getting busy and was just looking forward to having a coffee and a nice breakfast. I told the server I needed just a few minutes to order....More

4  Thank Natalia B
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I've been here a couple of times, as my boyfriend is Greek and has told me that this is the best place in Edinburgh that sells ethic Greek food.The staff are lovely, but that said they know my boyfriend well so I don't think I'm...More

1  Thank Anna C
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We had the pretty awful veggie breakfast. Mother's Pride white, toast, mushrooms dripping in oil from the chip pan, and incinerated rubbery eggs. Pretty Grim. On the other hand the Mediterranean food looks like a much better option.

Thank JoeGoGoGo
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, 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 - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 7948 614447
  • E-mail
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