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Really missing the live view of the Elephant House ~ brightens up my days. P L E A S E put it back on!! Visiting Edinburgh in August so will pop in for a real look. :0)
—Germain Potter of Lincoln, England
webcam - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 09:49:21 (GMT)
Hi. I'm Meg from Japan. I always want to visit The Elephant House for a long time. :) I hope I can visit there someday. :)
—Meg of Japan
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 08:05:11 (GMT)
My daughter and I are really looking forward to our first trip to Elephant House during half term holidays in Feb? Menu looks great so we're counting down the days.
—Bekki Conroy <bekkiconroy_nospam_at_gmail_dot_com>
Newcastle upon Tyne - Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 20:18:52 (GMT)
I have an interview at The University of Edinburgh late February so I shall definitely be indulging into as many tea and coffees as possible in the elephant house. :-) I can't wait! What amazing views you have there!
—Adrian Kemp <adriankemp_nospam_at_hotmail_dot_co_dot_uk>
Devon/England - Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10:43:49 (GMT)
I am going to be in Edinburgh from August 9th through the 22nd of 2014 with my friends to compete in the annual Fringe Festival! I am overly excited to be performing in a festival such as this and I CAN NOT WAIT to enjoy a cup of tea and breathe in the many scents of the Harry Potter filled scene!! Thank you for existing!
—Shayla Hudson <hudsonbaybe_nospam_at_hotmail_dot_com>
Windsor, Ontario, Canada - Friday, December 20, 2013 at 23:09:45 (GMT)
Been to Edinburgh for the christmas market, called into the Elephant House, for Breakfast and our Evening Meal, the staff were so friendly, great place to Eat food very nice.
uk - Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 18:37:08 (GMT)
Hello! Called in at the Elephant House on Sunday 16/12 while visiting Edinburgh for the weekend. What a fabulous experience for ANY JK Rowling/Harry Potter fan, regardless of age! (Check out the toilets). The staff were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The coffee and cakes were delicious and can recommend to all. Miss it and miss out!
Barnsley/South Yorkshire - Monday, December 16, 2013 at 23:06:42 (GMT)
we visited the Elephant House yesterday afternoon and must say that we had a fantastic experience. Our tea was refreshing and we got plenty of it, the décor was beautiful and we are big harry potter fans too so it was nice to contemplate where JK Rowling wrote her books.
we would definitely return and would recommend to anyone.
—Rebecca and Michael of Castleford West Yorkshire
Visited the Elephant House Sunday 15 December 2013 - Monday, December 16, 2013 at 12:10:14 (GMT)
Visiting Edinburgh tomorrow and plan to visit The Elephant House. Very excited!!!
—Karis of karistaverniernicholas_dot_wordpress_dot_com
Monday, December 09, 2013 at 20:23:33 (GMT)
to Nadia Almeini : There has perhaps been some misunderstanding as 90% of our cakes are gluten free. Our soups are ALL vegan and we have other vegan alternatives such as Vegetable Chilli available every day.
—The Elephant House
Sunday, December 01, 2013 at 11:30:02 (GMT)
Hi I am writing to suggest that you cater for vegans and people who are lactose intolerant. I came to your cafe for lunch yesterday and was told i could only have a salad (so of course i went across the road to have some hot soup as it was a cold winters day). I mentioned to your staff that you even used to sell vegan cake but i was told this was many years ago. It seems only logical to me that you provide at least one decent option as there are an ever increasing amount of people like me who now dont eat dairy and /eggs. I hope you will consider this as you do have a nice cafe and it would be a shame if it excluded so many people.
—nadia almaini <nadiaalmaini_nospam_at_gmail_dot_com>
edinburgh - Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 10:08:40 (GMT)
The Elephant House seems like such a great place to visit. Definitly going on my "places to visit" list. I am doing a course in Travel and Tourism and we have to chose an area, I think I will be choosing Edinburgh for definite!
—Taylor Murphy-Jamieson of Facebook_dot_com <1bbqxptm_nospam_at_hillheadhigh_dot_glasgow_dot_sch_dot_uk>
itinerary planner - Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 09:43:09 (GMT)
12 years ago I came to Edinburough to visit my now husband. Your shopw as the first taste of Scottland- the first place he ever took me. Please tell me you have t-shirts. I d love to get one for him for Christmas.
—Carlye of Carlyecreates_at_gmail_dot_com <carlyedaugird_nospam_at_gmail_dot_com>
Albuquerque, NM, USA - Saturday, November 09, 2013 at 06:07:48 (GMT)
I've never visited Edinburgh but I've always wished to. Whenever I get that chance I'll be sure to drop in and see where Harry Potter was born.
—Martin Lindop <mjl87_nospam_at_hotmail_dot_co_dot_uk>
Blackpool - Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 21:50:41 (GMT)
Needed to find a dry spot on my way to the national museum on a rainy day. I had never visited the Elephant House before, but I'll definitely return for another large cup of hot chocolate next time in Edinburgh :-)
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11:08:17 (GMT)
I really love to nibble biscuits and watch Tom doing the dishes. I also enjoy imagining Tom doing the aloa hamorah spell on my robes and unlocking my chamber of secrets.
—Natasha De Salis of www_dot_tash4tom_dot_com <natashadesalis_nospam_at_hotmail_dot_com>
Landan - Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 16:28:43 (GMT)
My daughter is starting as a freshman @ The University of Edinburgh next week. My husband is there w/her right now and plans to visit The Elephant House to bring back a gift for her younger sibling who is a MAJOR Harry Potter fan.
—Tamra Kincer <tkincer_nospam_at_columbus_dot_rr_dot_com>
Westerville OH USA - Friday, September 06, 2013 at 14:27:25 (GMT)
What's the origin of the name "Elephant House" and why did you chose this name?
—Rosario Cecaro <rcecaro_nospam_at_me_dot_com>
Sassari Italy - Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 14:35:58 (GMT)
Such a good memories... My favourite place ! Alexa
Poland - Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 04:23:28 (GMT)
Heya! Could I please book a table for 5 for 7pm tonight? My name is Varvara.
Edinburgh - Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 09:45:47 (GMT)
It's always lovely to return to Edinburgh and come for a cup of tea at the Elephant House. Today was my 4th time and it was on usual form. Buzzing atmosphere and very reasonably priced food and drink. I will be coming back next time I visit. I even purchased the T-Shirt today. This cafe is a must for any Harry Potter fan!
UK - Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 20:46:56 (GMT)
I love to tune in at odd times just to see what your customers are buying for breakfast, for afternoon snacks, everything on the pastry shelf looks yummy. I plan to visit Scotland one day soon and I will be sure to add the Elephant House to my itinerary. God Bless you all!
—Sofhiia of Washington, DC
Thank you for setting up a web cam in your shop - Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 02:49:17 (GMT)
Tomorrow,I will accompany my daughter to fly to Edinburgh. She is a big fun of Harry Potter. We are going to visit you and have a dinner. Please tell us how to walk to your house from Apex international hotel in Grassmarket,old town,Edinburgh?
—Freemen Zeng <freemenzeng_nospam_at_sina_dot_cn>
China - Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 00:58:46 (GMT)
Can't wait till we visit!!
—Lara Briggs <briggs09_nospam_at_comcast_dot_net>
Naperville ILLinois USA - Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 13:24:43 (GMT)
I went here during my best friend's party. The decoration is amazing, the margarita pizzas are brilliant, the hot chocolates are the coolest drink ever (as in good NOT as in cold), the toilet graffiti idea is simply FAB!
The crew and I would just like to thank you for making our day the best party ever!
Member 3 xxx
—The Edinburgh Birthday Crew (member 3)
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 at 19:09:06 (GMT)
TYTYTY for letting us share the Elephant House world, again! We missed you.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 09:32:17 (GMT)
tres heureux de revoir la camera a l'interieur du restaurant et de revoir les gens mangeaient vos specialites. bonnes continuations
—bertrand georges <f6chz_nospam_at_neuf_dot_fr>
france - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 15:34:05 (GMT)
wow! thank you for returning the camera back into the restaurant! much better. so... what's up with the latest entry below?? does anyone unserstand it?
thanks again elephant house for listening to us devoted voyeurs!!
—cheryl of the-portrait-place_dot_com <maok37_nospam_at_aol_dot_com>
usa - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 14:31:44 (GMT)
What is the point of maintaining this cam?
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 08:26:29 (GMT)
Thanks to the staff for clearing up the mess and making sure the kids were okay and happy when the gentleman fell on our table today!
Edinburgh - Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 15:58:58 (GMT)
I'm trying all avenues here, but I placed an order with your online shop back in December 2012 and I haven't recieved it. I've sent you two e-mails, one in January and another just a week or so ago, and I haven't recieved any reply. I've paid for my order, so this is incredibly distressing. I know you're busy, but...I'd very much like my order.
—Kate Fathers <kate_dot_fathers_nospam_at_gmail_dot_com>
Canada - Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 20:56:24 (GMT)
Not exactly the view I was hoping for but a vast improvement than last week...but I think you can do better.
—Greg Payne <gfp1966_nospam_at_hotmail_dot_com>
usa - Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 21:11:33 (GMT)
the webcam is misted up,cannot see anything please fix it!
—dave wynne <wynne1975_nospam_at_msn_dot_com>
united kingdom - Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 13:42:14 (GMT)
We are sorry that we will not be able to see the wonderful "hustle and bustle" of Elephant House anymore. Might as well remove the cam for all the good it does now.
Thank you for years of memories.
—Sad in Texas!
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 06:37:41 (GMT)
Apologies to all the customers who have commented on our webcam which has been down recently. The cam was deliberately put down because of problems related to staff security and will now only be directed to the outside of the cafe. Many thanks for all the emails and comments... its nice to know how much the cam is appreciated.
—The Elephant House of www_dot_elephanthouse_dot_biz <info_nospam_at_elephanthouse_dot_biz>
Scotland - Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 21:44:55 (GMT)
Could you please fix the webcam? Please?
—Gregory Payne <gfp1966_nospam_at_hotmail_dot_com>
United States - Monday, March 11, 2013 at 17:28:17 (GMT)
Looks like the camera fell over?
—Bernd Brand <sumpf32_nospam_at_onlimee_dot_net>
Leer Ostfiesland Germany - Saturday, March 09, 2013 at 17:37:51 (GMT)
Great site! But lately, your webcam seems to be competing with the Mars Rover. Weird landscape! It probably just needs a readjustment. But I live in Canada, and my remote is too far away to be of any use.
—Bill Houston of www_dot_billhouston_dot_ca <bhouston_nospam_at_tbaytel_dot_net>
Canada - Saturday, March 09, 2013 at 07:47:49 (GMT)
I really miss being able to see one of my favorite coffee houses in the world. I am hoping that someone notices that the webcam is knocked over so we can visit again soon. Thank you so much!
—cheryl of the-portrait-place_dot_com <maok37_nospam_at_aol_dot_com>
pasadena, usa - Monday, March 04, 2013 at 16:16:49 (GMT)
La camara no enfoca bien.si no quieren que Los miremos,para que colocar cameras.
—Beatriz Velasquez <comayagua_nospam_at_ gmail_dot_com>
Santo Domingo,Dominican republic - Sunday, March 03, 2013 at 16:36:32 (GMT)
looks like the camera fell over?? could you check that? i really love this site and i especially love when patrons feel encouraged to wave to us!
—cheryl of elephant house <maok37_nospam_at_aol_dot_com>
pasadena, usa - Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 13:41:04 (GMT)
I visited in early January during the day and had a nice time; however I tried to get a hot drink tonight at about 8:30 only to find the lights dim, the chairs up and doors shut....what are your current closing hours?
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 21:25:46 (GMT)
hi great site whats happened to your webcam
—jeff taylor <jefftaylor74_nospam_at_yahoo_dot_co_dot_uk>
uk - Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 12:53:49 (GMT)
Please, please turn your cam back the normal way.
I live vicariously through it!
Texas/USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 09:06:54 (GMT)
Im like to visit your site
—mohammed nazar <nazar_dot_saka_nospam_at_yahoo_dot_com>
srilanka - Monday, February 18, 2013 at 12:31:24 (GMT)
my husband and I visited your tea house in the summer of 2009 during the Gathering. Loved your shop and Edinburgh. Hoping we can make it back there one day. Much love from Texas
Greenville, Texas/USA - Thursday, February 07, 2013 at 08:11:55 (GMT)
This is a great little coffee house, the atmosphere is pleasant and there is a nice buzz about the place. The one gripe I have is the staff. I have been here a couple of times now and a couple of the staff are very uncharming and make you feel rushed when reading. As soon as my coffee is finished, they take it and continually look over so as to suggest, please leave and allow the table to be freed up.
—Ian Randleston <ian_dot_randleston83_nospam_at_hotmail_dot_com>
Monday, January 21, 2013 at 10:56:06 (GMT)
The best coffee in Edinburgh, I'll have to check on my next visit warm greetings from Mexico ..
México - Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 21:14:40 (GMT)
We visit Edinburgh often, & always call in to The Elephant House. You are often crowded - no surprise - & queues can be long. So we really welcome your enforcement of the 'be served before you sit down' rule stated on a large board that not even the most selfish customer could miss. So often in the past people would just walk past the queue, past the modest sign, grab a seat & then join the queue. This created annoyance. Your larger notice, with consistent, polite enforcement, is just the ticket. We look forward to seeing you again. What a wonderful place you have! With very best wishes. Rhona & Alan
—Alan Morrice <alanmorrice696_nospam_at_btinternet_dot_com>
Aberdeen - Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 20:28:42 (GMT)
Hello, I visited you shop last October and had a wonderful experience. The cup of tea, I believe, was the Scottish house blend, was the best I have had in a very long time. The scone was incredible. One of your most thoughtful waitresses gave me the company where you purchase your tea. I have unfortunately misplaced that small piece of paper. Is it possible to have you e-mail me where I can purchase that wonderful tea? Again I had a most agreeable experience there. One day I hope to return. Thank You
United States - Friday, January 04, 2013 at 21:50:49 (GMT)
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