Passey's Cafe Bar & Bistro

4.8
209 Reviews
£25 and under
Bistro
Quirky, Foodcentric cafe/bistro in Portobello. It’s a home from home with great service and all food is made by our fantastic chefs on site. All fresh and locally sourced. Not to mention great coffee.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 209 people are saying
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Aella
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and fantastic service. Would highly recommend this little gem of a place in Portobello

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CraigR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Unique Experience. Would recommend this for Sunday Lunch it’s first class.

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IanKS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming and friendly staff. Inclusive and relaxing environment. Great food and great service. Would recommend to anyone who are looking for a morning coffee or a full and hearty breakfast to kick-start their day. We plan to return.

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Tmac
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST brekkie in town. Always a pleasure to visit. Super friendly staff. The decor is so funky n cosy.

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MarkC
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on Saturday morning for the first time. Lovely warm and friendly welcome. Stylish decor, great atmosphere and a delicious breakfast. The wee biscuit that came with the coffee was amazing and we’ll definitely be back!

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Shalula
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"The best baked potato I have ever had!!", my sister said. Quality food, quality service in a quality environment.

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WilmaR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Passeys ! I have been in a view times for coffee or lunch everything is lovely.
The decor is superb. Coffee brilliant .Owners and staff 1st class. I took my husband for first time yesterday for breakfast. He is vegetarian I am not both breakfasts were so tasty lovely to get real butter with the toast. I like the place so much I’m going back tomorrow for Sunday Roast and have booked their Christmas dinner !

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Tmac
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As fabulous as always. Delicious Mac and cheese and equally delicious white rioja!

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JaneS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was really tasty and good quality ingredients.
Very helpful and friendly service.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was fantastic, atmosphere, service and food was amazing! Don't even get me started on how good the cullun skink was..... I'll be back ASAP lol ❤️

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SuzC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as always, staff were very attentive. Lovely atmosphere too

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Stu52
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked for 2 through Open Table and then added another 2 guests by phone. Passey's was quiet when turned up and we were welcomed immediately by Nick and Gary, friendly as always. Food was great as was the service and value. You get what you pay for and I always consider Passey's to be excellent value in that respect. The atmosphere is always perfect for a catch up with friends.

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Patsy
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent but choice of mains a bit limited.

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C7Fin
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific. Chicken and Bacon sandwich with crispy wedges was delicious. Staff very friendly and loved the decor.

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SuzanneM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend Passeys, food was amazing, service was great, nothing was too much trouble. Will be back!

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LizA
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea bass and Cullen Skink Fabulous. Lovely staff as well.

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Ash1
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything from the food to the service was excellent, great atmosphere and friendly people

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CamM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely coffee and a nice atmosphere to sit and chat with a colleague. Recommended.

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GaryC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Very friendly service too. Have been a few times now, always great.

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IanJ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, each of the four dishes selected was delicious.
Friendly service and our dog was made very welcome too.
Will definitely be back.

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SuzC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish and chips were amazing. Staff were very friendly and always smiling. Lovely wee place

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TCGe
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice for a nice day out however a bit pricey for what it is for a day to day meal

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Hungryscot
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very friendly service from owners, who took time for a chat. Lovely coffee was hot and brunch Welsh rarebit very tasty. Very chic interiors, toilets very clean. Will be very happy to take another trip across town to sample the macaroni cheese.

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SuInPorty
Edinburgh
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch. I booked for 11.30am on a Sunday but the kitchen closes then to prep for lunches. They called and we went earlier to ensure getting brunch! Well worth it!

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LoraG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely bowl of home made soup and a delicious sandwich. Coffee was great too. 😊😊

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Hugh
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent breakfast and, later, afternoon tea. Very comfortable atmosphere and friendly abs efficient service.

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Anon
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Natalie was amazing as our waitress! Food delicious.

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TraceyB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit here, and I wasn't disappointed. The food was lovely, and the service excellent.

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SuInPorty
Edinburgh
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great first time visit to this local cafe/ restaurant. Had heard good things and wasn’t disappointed. Great lunch time menu and the pastrami on sourdough open sandwich was delicious. Treated myself to a Portobello fizz as I had a day off...it hit the spot! Will be back to try the evening menu soon! Service was good, very friendly and helpful. Decor is fabulous. I’d highly recommend.

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KarenA
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is an excellent place to catch up with friends for coffee and/or lunch. Friendly, helpful staff.

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vipMichaelM
Edinburgh
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Passeys many times and the food, service and staff are always excellent. They make you feel very comfortable and at ease, if you are nervous about eating out.

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Pinklady57
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food . V helpful waitress. Felt very welcome as always.

Perfect for coffee, lunch or tea.
Great decor, too.

Can't wait to sample the new cocktail menu.

Thank you for a lovely evening.

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Elsiet
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Seabass was delicious, risotto a bit salty.

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CharlieC
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Things got off to a rocky start when, on arrival, we were told that number of dishes on the already fairly short menu were unavailable. Undeterred, we ordered drinks then food. The soup was advertised as being served with "bread and butter" but when it arrived and we tasted the 'butter' it did not seem right. We asked our very polite server about it and he returned from the kitchen to tell us that it was in fact margarine. We said that this was unacceptable and it was swiftly replaced with the correct thing. From there on things got better; the Nachos were excellent (if a little overpriced) and our main courses of sea bass and a Signature Burger were excellent (the potato wedges are to die for!). Throughout, the staff were attentive, polite and efficient and the overall experience would have been perfect had it not been for the curtailed menu and the margarine incident.

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NickC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to celebrate an occasion locally. We thought: Why go uptown when uptown is heading for Portobello?! And Passeys was new to us. Longer story short:
Q: Top Edinburgh eateries? A: Porty
Q: Top Porty eatery? A: Passeys. :-)

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AllisonL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food as always (we have just about moved in here) with marvellous coffee. Friendly service and varied menu. The breakfasts are great and filling as are the lunches and dinners. Happy to recommend

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JuneG
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little eatery. Very pleasant atmosphere will certainly be back!

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Magda
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch

Fabulous place, with two amazing hosts. Great food served in a great way. I definitely will be back for food, coffee and a good time.
The staff were good, highly recommended food.
I wish them all the best going forwards. Highly recommended.

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Anon
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing lady serving us and dog friendly. Menu lovely and specials delicious!

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MandyT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands down 1 of the best meals I’ve ever had. Cannot recommend highly enough. Food & service was outstanding. Definitely be back...amazing. Loved the fact the chef came out to speak to us & get feedback. Nice touch 😋

FAQs

Passey's Cafe Bar & Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 259 1506.

Passey's Cafe Bar & Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 209 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.