Thomas J Walls



Price Range : Under $10 (££)

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    Yelp rating
    4.5 stars

Thomas J Walls is the best place to spend your leisure time tasting delicious food and enjoying the nice atmosphere. After visiting our restaurant you will definitely have a wish to come back!


Adress: Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QN

Phone: +44 131 225 7242

Business info

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    Outdoor Seating


  • Melinda M.

    star star star star star 16 September 2020

    This is my go-to coffee & food spot. Some of the only simple & reliable food I was able to find in Edinburgh for everyday food, like avocado toast & soup.

    Good coffee! Great ambiance! A place where you can really sit and read.

  • Kazz W.

    star star star star star 5 September 2020

    This is a well needed addition to Edinburgh's growing coffee scene. Thomas J. Walls fills an important gap in providing a large comfortable venue with plenty of seating and most importantly, great coffee with a choice of good brunch and food options. Highly recommended.

  • Stuart B.

    star star star star star_border 5 September 2020

    There's a lot to like about Thomas J Walls; a coffee shop taking over an old opticians.

    It's a pretty distinct venue, especially from the outside, and it's big so there is a decent chance of getting a seat even if it's busy.

    I came here for brunch and wasn't disappointed. It's a bit different from the usual including some decent looking potato rosti dishes. I went for the sriracha benny; which I thoroughly enjoyed. Because really who doesn't love sriracha. Or eggs benedict. They have a good selection of healthy tasting juices which are a nice breakfast option. I will definitely be back here again.

    They take coffee seriously - and they have decent beans from Square Mile. I have had some really good flat whites here - and some less so. When you have BrewLab round the corner you've got to be at the top of your game coffee-wise. They have only been open a couple months so hopefully things will become consistent.

    Come here for brunch or for when you want a big space to sit with your laptop and drink some coffee and juice.

  • Katerina K.

    star star star star star_border 4 September 2020

    Beautiful old opticians turned coffee shop, stylish and very open inside with lovely wooden and brickwork walls, lovely space to sit in.
    Really yummy coffee and menu looks great, excited to try more of it!

  • Zachary K.

    star star star star star_border 27 August 2020

    I had a really quality sandwich: bacon, Brie, dig jam, and spinach and it came on this fresh soft chewy special loaf that mixed together so well, it wasn't overly filling but worked with the long black coffee (an americano with less water)  and was just the right amount for breakfast. This place was really close to my hotel so I'm surprised I didn't notice it as I walked past it sooner!  This place is definitely worth a stop if you are traveling here!

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