- Telephone 0131 629 3727
- Opening times Mon–Wed 8am–8pm; Thu/Fri 8am–9pm; Sat 9am–7pm; Sun 10am–6pm.
- Seasonal times Winter: Tue/Wed 9am–5pm
- Food served Mon 9am–5pm; Tue/Wed 9am–6pm; Thu 9am–8pm; Fri 9am–11pm; Sat/Sun 10am–5pm.
- Average price £8.50 (lunch); £9.95 (set evening meal)
- Website caferenroc.co.uk
Neighbourhood café that welcomes diners like an old friend with a smile and a spread of simple, delicious food.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Café Renroc is all about the welcome. Like popping round to an old friend’s for lunch, this quirky little neighbourhood café attracts locals and tourists with simple, delicious food served up in a relaxed atmosphere. A handful of tables hug the bar on the ground floor, spilling onto the pavement in the summer months, while downstairs reveals the building’s bakery roots with low vaulted ceilings and an impressive restored bread oven. The kitchen deals out generous lunchtime portions of soup, sandwiches, salads and deli boards. Breakfast ranges from porridge and fruit muesli to a full fry-up. An ever-changing Friday night bistro menu tempts with choices such as pumpkin and sage ravioli or devilled whitebait. There’s a brief but useful wine list and a choice of craft beers, plus a selection of teas and coffees. Kids portions are available and even dogs are welcome.
- High point: The feeling that it's all been done just for you
- Low point: A tight squeeze on a busy night
- Notable dish: Sage and pumpkin ravioli with spiced tomato sauce
- Private dining: Up to 30 covers
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Chilled vibes
- Live entertainment: Spoken word and music Fringe venue
- Capacity: 40 (plus 18 outdoors in summer)
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: 2006 (2012 under new ownership)
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
- House wine: £15.50 per bottle