Nile Valley Cafe

Old TownAfrican
Wonderful
5.6/6
9 Reviews

About Nile Valley Cafe

African and Sudanese cuisine is a rising star in Edinburgh, especially among the hungry and switched-on in Southside’s studentville. No wonder then that Nile Valley Cafe’s Chapel Street location is the place where many University of Edinburgh types converge come lunchtime, all looking for a great value food fix bursting with flavourful, colourful, and healthy ingredients. The Sudanese wraps are undoubtedly the most popular item on the menu here, but there are a range of African delicacies on the menu to choose from – soups, salads and stews figure large, but also sweet Sudanese desserts. A polyglot cuisine, Sudanese food has absorbed centuries of influence from the Arab world, the Ottoman Empire, and Levantine, Egyptian, Yemeni, Indian, and Ethiopian traditions – a very pleasurable blend indeed, and one worthy of an exploration. Just don’t forget the traditional strong, sweet and cinnamon-spiced coffee!

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Address

Nile Valley Cafe
6 Chapel St, Old Town
Edinburgh EH8 9AY

Menu Highlights

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Mains

Dojaj Bil Salsa

Succulent, marinated chicken breast cooked in our spiced tomato sauce with sweet peppers,onions and coriander
£10.50

Dhan Halla

Subtly spiced lamb dish, cooked in the pot with traditional spices and tomato sauce finished with fresh coriander
£10.50

Bamia Bil Foron

Spicy Okra and tomato sauce baked in the oven and finished with dill. Served with a choice of chicken or lamb
£10.50

9 Nile Valley Cafe Reviews

Wonderful
5.6/6
9 Reviews
Service:Excellent
Food:Outstanding
Value for money:Great value
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
"Excellent"
6/6
BUNMI K.17 days ago · 2 reviews

Delicious and tasty food, friendly staff and a very relaxing atmosphere made for a very enjoyable evening. The only complaint was very slow service but this did not detract from the experience. Would definitely go back.

"Excellent"
6/6
John G.a month ago · 1 review

Food was great as always. Only fault was the booking, waitress had no knowledge it, and upstairs request was unfulfilled. Could be crossed wires among staff.

"Excellent"
6/6
lindsey r.a month ago · 1 review

Friendly staff, tasty food and free BYOB = a great evening out :) Good level of spice and different flavours..we all enjoyed it. Thank you!