Café Tartine

Café Tartine
72 Commercial Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX
  • Telephone 0131 554 2588
  • Bar open Sun–Mon 11am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Thu 8am–9pm; Fri 8am–10pm; Sat 9am–10pm; Sun 9am–9pm.
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Café Tartine

Family-friendly Leith venue confidently stretching from breakfast through to brasserie-style evening dining.

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Struggling to find a decent pet and family-friendly restaurant, Joanne and Michael decided to open their own. Fast forward three years and Café Tartine at the heart of The Shore is proving to be a real crowd-pleaser. Across a converted warehouse room and attractive glazed conservatory, an appealing breakfast menu stretches into office-friendly lunch options and beyond into brasserie-style evening dining. With French origins apparent in dishes such as baked camembert and duck leg confit, dinner ventures further afield for courgette and ginger koftas and nearer home for fish and chips and brie-smothered burgers. Madame and monsieur croques and savoury crêpes are popular lunchtime choices alongside confit pork belly, moules-frites and a wonderful boeuf bourguignon, rich with red wine gravy. Belgian chocolate and jumbo marshmallows fill tempting dessert crêpes, together with plenty of kid-friendly options and a well-stocked bar for thirsty grown-ups. With ambitions to elevate its evening offer, this is a family-friendly space confidently covering a lot of ground and offering a warm welcome to all.

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Ian Hogg visited Café Tartine on 2 February 2018
  • High point: Venue comfortably transitions from day to night
  • Low point: Room may feel better with evening lights dimmed
  • Notable dish: Moules-frites or boeuf bourguignon
  • Average price: £16 (lunch); £22 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Glazed conservatory lends itself to a separate party
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Ambient tunes
  • Live entertainment: During Jazz festival and Hogmanay
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 21
  • House wine: £17 per bottle