Cafe Tartine

4.3
198 reviews
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£25 and under
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French
Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Casual
  • Brunch
Cafe Tartine is a rustic French cafe wine bar which is family owned. Serving all the classics you might expect from Croque Monsieur/Madame/florentine to Moules Frites, French onion soup and many more delectable dishes that we have had excellent feedback from since we opened. If it's just a coffee you're looking for or a 3 course dinner we're there for you. Oh, did I mention that our conservatory is dog friendly and we are Family friendly up until midnight.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
French, Scottish
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Fri 08:00–22:30
Sat 09:00–23:30
Sun 09:00–22:00
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Phone number
0131 554 2588
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We can cater up to a maximum amount of 100 people
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Area
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Parking Details
Free on street parking available all day but there is a private car park at the rear that is free to the public after 6pm Mon-Fri and free all day Sat & Sun.
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Public Transit
The 16 bus along with the 22 (most frequent bus in Edinburgh) passes right by the restaurant.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 198 People Are Saying
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MH
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely family brunch. Very friendly and helpful staff. Crepes are amazing. Also very dog friendly but in the conservatory area only.

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DM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good value restaurant. Service was excellent. Food was nice but have had better. I would however recommend a visit.

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AO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food at great prices.
Menu not extensive but focussed on what they do extremely well.
Wine list not extensive either but a good selection at reasonable restaurant prices.

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RG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly family run bistro with a relaxed vibe. Attentive staff. Good bistro style food, served quickly. A very relaxing place to while away a Sunday brunch time

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CE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast massive and very tasty. Staff fantastic.

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FB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love tartine - it’s a regular place for our family . Really great for kids but not too over-run by them !

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OT
Edinburgh
13 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

A mixed service. Confusion with order - ours being sent to another table, only for the other table to realise after starting to eat our order. Our order was pushed back, and the other table got their meal first. No explanation was offered until some 20 minutes after the mix up. Obviously we had gathered what had happened before anything was said to us in the form of an apology. It was a slow Monday lunchtime we were told as we were greeted. An off day for service, but the food was great as usual. Worth the wait. These things happen, but a quick explanation would have been appreciated. I will still return in hope of better service.

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Visited for dinner, it was a Monday evening so fairly quiet. Menu was fairly good, a pretty good selection that my wife and I had no trouble finding dishes that we liked the look of. My main was a little disappointing, it was sausage with herby mash and veg, only one sausage for £14 was a bit steep, however it was tasty and well cooked! Service was good and drink selection was excellent.

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MN
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere, Good service. Would recommend to anyone

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J
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I booked an 8:45 pm reservation for four people. We arrived at 8:50 pm. The restaurant informed us that the kitchen was closed, and we could not eat. I told them we had reservations through open table, but it did not help. They refused to serve us.

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AR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been to Cafe Tartine several times and enjoyed every visit. One star was lost this time as they had run out of gluten free bread, which hampered my wife’s choices. Staff as always were excellent.

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S
Inverness
21 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a lazy Sunday lunch with several traditional French dishes shared and all were excellent. Service a bit slow but we had time and it was not a big issue for us.

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d
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My guests enjoyed the battered fish and mashed tattie but how difficult is it to get that wrong. My steak was tough and cold and served on a chipped plate. The French fries were nice. And they still don't know how to do crepes. On this occasion one was edible but the other had green tinges and was chewy. And smothered in a gooey chocolate sauce. As on a previous visit. We will not be revisiting.

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B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice meal, tables a little too close together but overall very nice.

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HB
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We like Cafe Tartine - Lovely staff - friendly and helpful. But on this occasion the menu was very limited and because they had run out of goat's cheese they couldn't make the veggie dish my daughter wanted. The food was nice but not great.

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W
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant venue for meeting with friends offering very good food and very good service.

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RD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food with excellent and friendly service. The only downside for me was that the conservatory, where we were dining, was a little too hot.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The artichoke salad was perfect and my guests liked their pork comfit. The meal was delicious without being complicated or over the top. Good, tasty well presented food. What more could we ask. One guest is very fond of cocktails and appreciated the quality and presentation.
I thought the staff were very pleasant and not too fussy.
As it is a local venue for us we will visit again.

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AR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Avoid the “Surf and Turf” the filet mignon is shockingly poor.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambience and location. Very good and relaxing dining location

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SW
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We often eat at Café Tartine as the food is excellent, and competitively priced, the staff are friendly and the service is good. Their fish stew, when on the menu, we think is the best outside Marseille whilst their crepes remind us of many holidays in Brittany.
We ate there on Friday because they had a fabulous trio playing in the Leith Jazz Festival.
Although we live the other side of Town, we think it is well worth the drive to eat good food.

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JP
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent as always!

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c
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not having been to Café Tartine before we opted to go as we purchased an Itison voucher for four people so went as a family Sunday lunch. Food was really lovely (particularly the French onion soup which was simply AWESOME). We went later on in the afternoon, about 3.30pm and it was quite quiet which suited us perfectly. Would definitely go again without any voucher and recommend it to friends also.

I imagine its a great spot at night as the location is good. It was a lovely sunny day when we went and there were some diners in the conservatory bit at the back which looked nice.

Our waiter (sorry I didn't get his name) was smiley and helpful which is always a good sign :-)

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R
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Tartine is always a great experience. Friendly staff, excellent food and wine, relaxed space and value for money. We are there regularly. Ruth and John.

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M
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Café Tartine but it certainly wont be the last time

Everything was perfection will return soon

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ML
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

My second visit. Love the menu and was looking forward to the French onion soup. However - I do know what a good French onion soup is like and this was not it, more like oxtail with onions and a side of cheese on toast. The soup should be clear, made with a good beef stock. The bread should be a croute or two, cut from a baguette and dried in the oven. The soup should be poured over the croutes and grated cheese sprinkled on top. Dare I hope that this delightful French-sounding eatery can get its act together for one of the classic French dishes?

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D
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very busy, so obviously popular. Lots of kids and a few dogs. Good choice of food with daily specials. Unfortunately the table behind us had 6 very noisy guys. It was hard to hear ourselves. However, still enjoyed lunch.

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AM
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Hadn’t been here for a while. Looked for the fish soup but settled for a main. That was very good. A bigger salad wd have been nice but what I had was great.

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AR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We choose to visit Cafe Tartine for a number of reasons. Firstly, they are conversant with the needs of a person with coeliac disease. Secondly they serve excellent food and thirdly they are dog friendly (in the conservatory). Food is always first class and service is very good too, with knowledgeable staff . Book a table here with confidence. You will not be disappointed.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The waiting staff were lovely, and suggested a move closer to people we knew, which was rather nice. Food was delicious, and a really good glass of wine and dinner for £25 was great value.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good value, battered fish a little on the pale side and the panna cotta was overset, otherwise very good value for money and will be back with the kids to try the crepe menu!

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DH
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner with my mate and his wife. For our starters we had the Roast Pepper Soup, Chicken Liver pate and I had the salad with a dreamy poached egg. For mains; beef bourginion (this was unbelievabley good) a filet steak and I had the surf and turf which was delicious. For desert; my mate had creme brûlée and I had the bounty crepe...all in it was absolutely delicious, the service was great and the restaurant itself has a very cosy vibe. Absolutely loved it and will be back again.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food; amazing service; stunning location - can't wait to go back.

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DC
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great place to go for a touch of francais! Six ladies had a wide variety of food but all agreed it was very very good!
The french onion soup with cheesy bread is to die for and the mains were all really good value too. Just wish we could have sampled dessert but we were all too stuffed!
The staff couldnt have been more helpful without being in your face, just very informed and friendly.
Good choice of wines at reasonable price too.

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was tasty and they had a goodness kids menu but it’s took quite a while for our food to be served.

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LM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a winner, quality of food and service great every time. Son (almost 4) loves it to.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, friendly staff, overall one of the best meals we have had in Edinburgh

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GH
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time visiting the restaurant both the food and wine are amazing myself and my partner really enjoyed it will definitely come back

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j
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service was great. Really enjoyed our evening, unfortunately we all felt it was quite cold where we were sitting and it took the edge off our evening. Would definitely go back again.

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MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely breakfast and friendly service. We’ll definitely be back.

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