Save to your city mapThe Elephant House is a popular coffee shop in the centre and a welcoming spot to stop for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a simply a good cup of coffee. It is notoriously known for being the spot where J.K. Rowling penned her first Harry Potter novels. If you're a Harry Potter fan, take a look behind the coffee shop in the graveyard to find a grave where Rowling got inspiration for one of her characters from!
AVOID: 10 minutes waiting for table (empty place & 4 waitress doing nothing), waited for 20 minutes for a menu (the staff never brought it) while waitress were talking to each other. I left of course.
Posted by Rafa Larrañaga - 14 days ago
The view JK Rowling had while writing the Harry Potter books. ⚡️👦
Posted by Kim Solow - 7 hours ago See image
J. K. #Rowling was here! #HP #Scotland #Magic #PotterHead
Posted by Natasha Stark - 1 day ago See image
Greyfriars graveyard and Edinburgh castle
Posted by fight like a girl - 1 day ago See image
I nerded out over this restroom covered in writings about Harry Potter from the doorknob to the light bulb to the hand dryer to basically everything in there. I love love loooove this ⚡️
Posted by Bianca Togonon - 2 days ago See image
Yeah I was that Harry Potter nerd taking pictures in the Elephant House bathroom tonight.
Posted by Leesa Fini - 2 days ago See image
The Elephant House : "The Birthplace of Harry Potter!" JK Rowling wrote her first Harry Potter book in this cafe. :)
Posted by Elaine Yue Siew Ping - 2 days ago See image
The Elephant House #edinburgh #scotland #trip #harrypotter http://t.co/XnMNneOV56
Posted by Astrilia Liscagita - 2 days ago See image
So, we're at the elephant house in Edinburgh and reading such words of love and support warms us inside @jk_rowling http://t.co/QLixQCGs8H
Posted by Giulia M Torci - 2 days ago
Ashgdjeb, outside the Elephant House, the cafe where JK wrote Harry Potter 😱📜📚👓⚡️ #edinburgh… http://t.co/jDUgGJ2jEX
Posted by Jodie Pearce - 2 days ago See image
At http://t.co/u9wMT1RBYl -- The Elephant House Cafe. Where J.K Rowling wrote #HarryPotter Her view looked out onto Edinburgh Castle an...
Posted by Scenes from Scotland - 2 days ago
Lunch in Edinburgh 👌 @ The Elephant House http://t.co/kKO7wJW99q
Posted by Clara Sebelius - 10 days ago See image
Review: The Elephant House, George IV Bridge http://t.co/z3UpjYZsrh #cake #edinburgh
Posted by CakeQuestEdin - 13 days ago
Has a nice bar area for a quick drink by yourself or with a friend. Why not get a Scottish drink - the oaky Innis and Gunn beer is nice - or read a book under the decorative lamps and elephants?
Posted by Michael Greig - 1 year ago
Highly recommend to members of Dumbledor's Army. Coffee's a bit sketchy but worth visiting for some of the best views of the Castle in town.
Posted by Daniella Lebor - 1 year ago
It's overrated... The coffee taste nothing and they charge £2 for wifi. The place is super dull for the price...
Posted by Run Gan - 1 year ago
I quite like the Chilli Con Carne here...
Posted by damo - 1 year ago
Even if you're not a Harry Potter fan it's worth checking out the toilets here just to see the graffiti by fans. They're a dedicated bunch!
Posted by Charlie E. - 2 years ago
They'll tell you the wifi isn't set up yet when you ask for the wifi password. Seriously? Not cool.
Posted by Sami - 2 years ago
Lunch at the Elephant house w/ @prapimprapai ... we followed you @jk_rowling http://t.co/yt0NJIy1Kc
Posted by Praowproud :) - 1 month ago
Great breakfast place! (@ The Elephant House in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh) https://t.co/jKfzcKa579
Posted by Vernon Go - 2 months ago
@EverydayAbleism it was at The Elephant House in Edinburgh.
Posted by Nathaniel Gale - 3 months ago
Lunch. Anna sleeps rather than eating. Rest of us eat just fine. (@ The Elephant House) https://t.co/F6lLrkXCkX
Posted by Christine McIntosh - 3 months ago
#BBCNewsday live from the Elephant House cafe in Edinburgh with the castle through the window http://t.co/vpsxXinjx2
Posted by David Whitty - 4 months ago
The bathroom wall of The Elephant House Cafe where the first Harry Potter was written #latergram @ The… http://t.co/61cphtzcUU
Posted by Janna - 5 months ago See image
#GrandTour #day9 had lunch today in #Edinburgh at the Elephant House Cafe, also known as the place… http://t.co/MskrWwuVYq
Posted by Amy Lamb - 5 months ago See image
Sightseeing in #scotland #harrypotter #jkrowling @ the elephant house cafe, the birthplace of Harry… http://t.co/egta2a4dbz
Posted by Belle Hamilton - 5 months ago See image
@benditty I don't know, but I did go to the Elephant House Pub, Edinburgh Castle, and the island where Macbeth is supposedly buried!
Posted by Jacqueline E. Smith - 28 days ago
Having lunch @ the legendary Elephant House where J.K Rowling sat and wrote Harry Potter #Edinburgh http://t.co/5UbMxInjcr
Posted by Rachel Miller - 18 days ago See image
Frick we're going to edinburgh this weekend i wanna go to the elephant house cafe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by charlotte ☆ - 4 months ago
@CecilBaldwinIII The Smallest Pub in Scotland (in Edinburgh) does very nice haggis, neeps & tatties. Avoid the tiffins in the Elephant House
Posted by Paige of Maces - 4 months ago
"Cappuccino at the Elephant House in Edinburgh. I see you JK Rowling. Thanks for writing my childhood." - Maci Moore http://t.co/Neg7aGOulh
Posted by HU Intl Programs - 4 months ago
Sure why not? #breakfast #Elephanthousecafé #Edinburgh #pancakes #bacon #syrup
Posted by Rachel Morrison - 2 months ago See image
The cafe JK Rowling wrote the first two Harry Potter books. #fangirling #harrypotter
Posted by Franchesca Ramirez - 8 months ago See image
Edinburgh Castle from the Elephant House cafe where the first Harry Potter was written http://t.co/rYIbO6Nc55
Posted by Cy Ball - 1 month ago
With a few good words, and one last breakfast, it's onto the next adventure. @ The Elephant House http://t.co/QF2mO4fkhZ
Posted by geneva - 5 months ago See image
Harry Potter fans of the world in The Elephant House's bathroom. And this is only the door. http://t.co/fc4k6FzaPX
Posted by molly malone - 5 months ago
The Elephant House Cafe, Edinburgh - home of Harry Potter http://t.co/o3jRej0r7A #somewhereyonder http://t.co/iwfC40Z73A
Posted by Claire - 3 months ago
Harry Potter themed #cafecrawl at the Elephant House. #harrypotter #hp #edinburgh http://t.co/r06bDrf642
Posted by Miss Xandra - 1 month ago See image
Eating chilli with a bottle of red looking up at the inspiration for Hogwarts (@ The Elephant House) http://t.co/YsU8ZullgO
Posted by Darren Bristow - 4 months ago
"Such a beautiful place to be with friends."
Posted by Heather - 7 months ago See image
@radiogagan Awww! You should go Scotland is lovely. Go by Edinburgh Castle n there's a lovely cafe The Elephant House :)
Posted by Bubi Kaur - 4 months ago
#ElephantHouseCafe #edinburgh @ the elephant house cafe, the birthplace of Harry Potter. http://t.co/cX3hRsW0as
Posted by Henri Sikoki - 5 months ago See image
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