Café Tartine

Café Tartine
72 Commercial Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX
  • Telephone 0131 554 2588
  • Food served Mon–Thu 8am–11pm; Fri 8am–1am; Sat 9am–1am; Sun 9am–11pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Thu 3–7pm
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Café Tartine

Adaptable French café and crêperie that transforms into a romantic dinner location.

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The former whisky bonds at Commercial Quay in Leith lend themselves brilliantly to restaurant conversions and Café Tartine is no exception. Open from breakfast through to dinner, it happily plays host to a mixed-bag of regulars and locals – families with kids, cosy couples or groups of chattering friends all blending together with ease. Traditionalists might start with a pleasing classic French onion soup, others may opt for the brie wrapped in brick pastry, which arrives like a crispy spring roll with warm, cheesy innards. To follow, grilled Toulouse sausage with boudin noir hits the spot, or choose from burgers, salads and various sharing boards. Daily specials feature the likes of gorgonzola and field mushroom tartine and while crêpes in various guises are around for all courses, they make a great sweet option to finish.

  • High point: All-encompassing and welcoming spot
  • Low point: Best to book ahead to avoid being turned away
  • Notable dish: Toulouse sausage and boudin noir
  • Average price: £15 (lunch); £20 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Any permutation available
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: General French and popular music
  • Live entertainment: During jazz festival and Hogmanay
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 16
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle