Rabbie's Cafe Bar
This review is taken from the 2014 edition.
The highly successful Rabbie’s tour group has expanded its empire into the café trade. The first of several planned openings takes up residence in the group's very glam new headquarters on Waterloo Place, a Georgian masterpiece of a building with views along Princes Street and across to Register House. Just opening as the guide went to press, the café plans to welcome passing trade and also service the many tour groups departing from the new mothership. This grand setting, with its oversize sash-and-case windows, modern tartan drapes and impressive stag horn chandelier, will dish up a menu of salads, panini, sandwiches, smoothies and juices, alongside 100% arabica beans from Brazil, roasted by Glasgow’s Italian Aroma, and teas from Edinburgh’s Eteaket. There’s plenty of experience behind the operation, with Davi Bersi, who formerly ran Café Mediterraneo on Broughton Street, in charge of the eco-friendly company’s hospitality.
- High point: The grand city-centre location
- Low point: Negotiating the tour groups
- Provides: Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 20
- Open since: 2014