Cafe Grande

184 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DF Directions

   Open today 09:00 - 23:00

Business overview

We first opened as La Cafetiere, a small but bustling family run coffee shop, in the busy Bruntsfield shopping area in 1984. Go to to see our menus.

We first opened as La Cafetiere, a small but bustling family run coffee shop, in the busy Bruntsfield shopping area in 1984.

Following expansion in 1997 and a change of name to Café Grande, we now regard ourself as a Café/Bar/Restaurant open all hours and suiting all walks of life. Flexibility is valued here, whether it's a quick cappuccino, glass of wine or hearty breakfast you need, you'll find our friendly staff and cosy atmosphere very welcoming, especially over the summer period when, weather permitting, sitting outside is an added bonus.

However, you'll be pleasantly suprised by the transformation at night. With candle lit tables, Café Grande becomes a simple but very pleasant Bistro. Our small dinner menu uses local produce and fresh ingredients and changes every four to six weeks, with blackboard specials changing daily. Dishes are available as small or large portions and our children's menu is also available in the evening.

Go to to see our menus.


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Country pork terrine, plumb chutnet, mini oatcakes, micro herbs & balsamic dressing.
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Confit of wild salmon, pea puree, sippets of pancetta finished with lemon & mustard dressing.
Haggis truffles, sweet potato clapshot, creme fraise, mizuna herbs.
Cafe Grande homemade Thai fishcake, crispy noodles, sweet chilli sauce, Thai salad & lime coriander salsa
our own chickpea houmous, roasted red peppers, marinated tomatoes & olives with pitta bread
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Slow cooked pave of beef with woodland mushrooms & herbs, fondant potatoes & glazed vegetables finished with a rich beef jus.
Baked sea bass on a bed of steamed west coast mussels & buttered spinach finished with beurre blanc & rocket pesto.
Pan roasted chicken fittet stuffed with Stornoway black pudding warpped in proscuitto with chive hollandaise sauce
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Twice cooked pork belly, green bean puree, poached pears, fondant potatoes & cider jus
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Crombies sausages with champ mash and a rosemary & red wine jus
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Orkney pan fried scallops with Stornoway black pudding, parsnip puree & cilantro lime sauce
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Products & Services

credit cards accepted

Gift vouchers

Live Music Fortnightly on Sunday nights

Live music from 7.00pm till 9.00 pm Check dates

July 28th Rosie Nimmo & Stuart Allardyce

August 11th What Ever Nexy

August 25th Lorna Reid & Graeme Stephen

Our 3 course Christmas set menu is now available

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great food and staff

Great place to eat and meet. We look forward to our next visit.
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Dinner at Cafe Grande

Really enjoyed our meal, staff were warm and friendly, and very helpful with our young children, providing books and toys to keep them occupied. They also helped my husband who is gluten free by suggesting lots of options, and he thoroughly enjoyed his meal and felt well looked after.
The food was well presented and tasted great, freshly made and good sized portions.
We loved the large choice of desserts and both went for a gluten free cheesecake which was gorgeous.
The cafe had a cosy, homely feel and felt like a welcome sanctuary after a busy day and being out in the cold.
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Excellent and friendly service

I thoroughly enjoyed myself every time I go to Cafe Grande. The food is always excellent and the service is prompt and friendly. There is always a good atmosphere, so I just can't give it anything less than 5 stars!
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The Other Place

Ok, so this is probably a peculiar review. I ate over the road but actually wished I ate here at Cafe Grande!

The friends I was with tried to take me here but it was simply too popular (noon on a Sat) and so we erroneously went directly over the road.

However, I asked them how many stars they would give this place if they were reviewing it and they agreed it was a 4 star breakfast place. Well, there you go...I hope to be able to review it first hand but wanted to help someone avoid the mistake I made.

A tip though...get there early or just hang out and wait!
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Small, friendly, good food

We went here on a whim for dinner on saturday and it was great. When we arrived, they were full up, but the lovely waitress took my number and called me within half an hour to advise that a table was ready for us.
The food is bistro style. I had seafood bisque, which was fantastic, then grilled swordfish on a bean cassuolet. The fish was tasty and perfectly cooked, but the cassuolet was disappointing. It more resembled a tinned bean salad than a cassuolet. However, my companions' dishes were all wonderful.
Prices are reasonable too. We each had a glass of house wine, one white, one red and one rose. All were pretty rough, so we'll have to move up the wine list next time!
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