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 today - Opens at 10:00 am
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
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 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

5 Nile Valley Cafe Reviews

Excellent
5.4/6
5 Reviews
Service:Excellent
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Food:Outstanding
Noise levels:Pleasant
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"Excellent"6/6
Anna M.2 years ago · 9 reviews

Delicious food, very friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. We shared one main and three starters between two and had plenty to eat, and meant we got to try lots of different things.

"Excellent"6/6
Gerard R.3 months ago · 1 review

It is a really friendly place. We have been several times and always loved the place. The food is deicious and excellent value. Great food. Great staff. Go!

"Excellent"6/6
Sandra H.2 years ago · 1 review

Food was amazing we all enjoyed it. Great value for money and byob is always good. Would definitely recommend a visit plenty of choice also good for vegetarians.

"Great"5/6
Scott G.a year ago · 1 review

Great food, great service been a favourite for years . It might look a bit shabby on the outside, but don't let that fool you .. super tasty

"Good"4/6
Mark C.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Good food, great service but Cafe itself very very cold.