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Cafe Camino

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Broughton & Calton
Cafe, British, Scottish
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1 Little King Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 523 0102
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08:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:30
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and i were looking for somewhere for breakfast before we needed to catch the tram to the airport. We like to support small businesses rather then a multi-chain so thought we would pop in here. The menu is a big board on the wall, there was not a veggie/vegan option so i asked if they did a veggie... More 

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1 Thank Euan B
Amanda M, Manager at Cafe Camino, responded to this review

I am disappointed to hear about the poor service you received from a team member on this occasion. Unfortunately we do not offer a vegetarian option for our breakfast but there are plenty of other veggie options on the menu that your server could have explained to you. There should always be at least one if not more vegetarian options... More 

Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast there this morning, food ok but not fantastic, tomato like a bullet. The main problem was that the wife informed the waitress that she was celiac and the waitress didn't seem to realise what this means, blank look from her, wife explained what it meant and ordered an egg and some bacon. Food arrived and low and behold... More 

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1 Thank Terry S
Amanda M, Manager at Cafe Camino, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we will remind staff of the importance of dealing with allergy concerns. All the allergens of our menu items are recorded and easily accessible for both staff and customers at any time. More 

Borders, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this cafe. Shame to see the nature of some negative comments. Cafe Camino was founded by the late Monsignor David Gemmel for the Church and in fact I believe this is the 10th anniversary of the Cafe which perhaps ought to be marked. It's a great place to stop and rest with a tea, coffee, wine and or... More 

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Thank IMM12197612
Amanda M, Manager at Cafe Camino, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, hopefully see you back at Cafe Camino soon. If you are a regular visitor don't forget to pick up one of our new loyalty cards too. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Cafe Camino is conveniently situated close to John Lewis and opposite the Omni Centre to one side of the Catholic Cathedral of St Mary. It is the antithesis of a chain cafe being quirky, friendly and a little different. Food is freshly prepared, interesting and tasty. Even when the cafe is busy it appears quickly and with a smile.... More 

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1 Thank steppeagle
Amanda M, Manager at Cafe Camino, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, the soup is a favorite among the staff too. We hope to welcome you back at Cafe Camino sometime soon :) More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The service is friendly and they had a decent cafe menu with some nice cakes. Now where do I start with the food without being too unkind. Well we had breakfast which was a disappointment. Two tiny pieces of crispy over cooked bacon, two over cooked sausages like rubber and a small piece of dried black pudding. they looked liked... More 

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Thank tonyb8
Amanda M, Manager at Cafe Camino, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, glad you liked the service and sorry about the disappointment with the breakfast. Thank you for bringing it to my attention, I will be sure to speak to the kitchen team to make sure they improve on this. More 

Leven, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We popped in for a coffee while in town for Christmas shopping. It sits beside John Lewis with building works going on behind it. It has a modern exterior but interestingly has upcycled tables and chairs for customers - a nice touch. Staff were friendly and helpful and there is a reasonable choice of food and drink on offer.

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Thank Scott1949
Amanda M, Manager at Cafe Camino, responded to this review

Thanks for the review :) More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I discovered this place one month ago and I have breakfast there 2-3 days per week. I love the full camino breakfast, and the coffee as well. The staff is very friendly, even if there is no table service, I strongly recommend this place.

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1 Thank demandingcustomer138
Amanda M, Manager at Cafe Camino, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we are glad you enjoy our Scottish Breakfast that includes sausages from our local butcher Crombies on Broughton Street. We hope to serve you again soon. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I visited the place for the first time in September and since then I think that I have found the right place to have my breakfast or lunch. The place is close to the city centre, with very welcoming atmosphere, I like the traditional type of wooden tables and chairs and the staff is friendly and welcoming. As for the... More 

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1 Thank george_aris
Amanda M, Manager at Cafe Camino, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoy our menu and home baking. Be sure to check the specials board when your next in to see if we have something different for you to try. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I really like this place and like to pop in if in need of a caffeine dose in town - it is homely and unpretentious. It opens out on to the Catholic cathedral which sits next to John Lewis so it is usually packed with shoppers, church goers, pensioners and parents with kids. It is well stocked with high chairs... More 

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Thank Cath L
Amanda M, Manager at Cafe Camino, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, hopefully we can serve you soon with another coffee should you need caffeine hit while in town. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My 2 year olds cheese sandwich was made with stale bread and dried up grated cheese. What a shame and how hard is it to get a cheese sandwich right? A staff member told me this type of bread is stored in the fridge and not today's bread. So don't expect fresh bread in your sandwich here it seems. Also... More 

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1 Thank PKUOA
Amanda M, Manager at Cafe Camino, responded to this review

Sorry the bread for the sandwich was not to standard at this time however my staff tried their best at the time to rectify the situation for you by offering several alternatives which you seemed happy with at the time, if there was something more we could have done at the time you need only have just asked. We don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 16:30
Monday
08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:30
Thursday
08:30 - 16:30
Friday
08:30 - 16:30
Saturday
08:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Little King Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 523 0102

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Broughton & Calton

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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