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!
The pub where the writer Rowling started to write Harry potter
Posted by Mauro Daneluzzi - 12 days ago
Rose lemonade at The Elephant House 🐘 @ The Elephant House http://t.co/QeqF3wdZvX
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@EverydayAbleism it was at The Elephant House in Edinburgh.
Posted by Nathaniel Gale - 2 days ago
So much Harry Potter graffiti in the loos at the Elephant House cafe (where JK wrote the books, allegedly) #Edinburgh http://t.co/QSn7P0qA2Q
Posted by Hannah Cutting - 4 days ago
The walls of the bathroom in The Elephant House cafe in Edinburgh where JK Rowling wrote some of Harry… http://t.co/JEYa2gebIe
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#marshmellow #chocolate #ElephantHouse #thebirthplaceofHarryPotter #Edinburgh @ The Elephant House http://t.co/wlVO9FXWMc
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Flashback Friday to @knoodlemaker in the land of dreams.. The cemetery just past The Elephant House… http://t.co/odYL7gCzrk
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The Elephant House cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland: the place where J.K. Rowling wrote the first few Harry Potter books! http://t.co/NuaAouWYnG
Posted by ABJ Sci-Fi Fantasy - 9 days ago
I feel so supremely cool sitting in The Elephant House working on my presentation for tomorrow. This place is awesome. :)
Posted by Kirsty Nicolson - 9 days ago
Edinburgh Tea time #Edinburgh#拼立得 @fotorusofficial @ The Elephant House http://t.co/FaYVeFcV18
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The ojesed mirror#harrypotter #edinburgh #europa #travel #mirror #ojesed @ The Elephant House http://t.co/am2MDN1LrF
Posted by Victor Gally - 11 days ago See image
Coffee at the Birthplace Harry Potter! @ The Elephant House http://t.co/NRV1Q69HPL
Posted by Monalisa - 12 days ago See image
The Elephant House café toilets are COVERED in Harry Potter related doodles #Edinburgh 🐘⚡ http://t.co/zlAMkMWMP6
Posted by Jaaaade ❀ - 12 days ago See image
Lasagne and Pinot at the Elephant House in between shows. I love Edinburgh.
Posted by Pablo - 13 days ago
Lunch. Anna sleeps rather than eating. Rest of us eat just fine. (@ The Elephant House) https://t.co/F6lLrkXCkX
Posted by Christine McIntosh - 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. - 1 year 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 - 1 year ago
I came to accompany a friend! But everything is so expensive! Great music! I am not a Harry Poter fan at all,.but if you are and ypu have time you should come. It is not a big deal thou! Just saying.
Posted by Elizabeth Beltran - 1 year ago
JK Rowling wrote and planned the saga of Harry Potter here
Posted by Mike Patterson - 1 year ago
Breakfast seems to be left over from yesterday
Posted by Hilary Bidmead - 1 year ago
Apparently J.K. Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter here. That's probably why it is so crowded. Have a look at the graffiti in the toilets. Their "superspeed" (expensive) WIFI costs £2. Nice staff.
Posted by Marie-Anne Ramond - 1 year ago
Not bad if a bit of a tourist trap and rather expensive. As regards Harry Potter, this is only one of the coffee houses JKR frequented while writing so perhaps not so important as it makes out to HP.
Posted by Stuart Win - 1 year ago
Try their velvet cake! A must try for dessert lovers.Good view of the castle from here.Friendly staff.Birth place of Harry Potter story! A bit pricy...
Posted by Adhith Shanmugam - 16 days ago
The birthplace of Harry Potter. Is it just me, or did anyone else not realize that J.K. Rowling is Scottish?
Posted by Sydney Leto - 6 months ago
Despite Harry Potter, it's a lovely cafe full of elephants! Quite friendly staffs as well. Love the Barista!
Posted by Miikael Tian - 6 months ago
First time here and I must say that its not worth the hype.Had the soup of the day which was incredible but sooo overpriced.wifi is also paied (what gives?).the staff was friendly.
Posted by Marta Pinheiro Rosa - 9 months ago
A great place for a coffee break. A glass of wine in the evening with the view of the lit up castle. I found the staff super friendly. I loved sitting by the window and watching people go by.
Posted by Marguerite Beaty - 11 months ago
Lovely staff and the chocolate orange cake is AMAZING!!!
Posted by George F. - 1 year ago
#BBCNewsday live from the Elephant House cafe in Edinburgh with the castle through the window http://t.co/vpsxXinjx2
Posted by David Whitty - 24 days 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 - 2 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 - 3 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 - 2 months ago See image
Frick we're going to edinburgh this weekend i wanna go to the elephant house cafe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by charlotte ☆ - 2 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 - 19 days 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 - 1 month ago
The cafe JK Rowling wrote the first two Harry Potter books. #fangirling #harrypotter
Posted by Franchesca Ramirez - 5 months ago See image
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 - 2 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 - 2 months ago
@WeasleysFun That's at the Elephant House in Edinburgh! I was there! #HarryPotterForever #17YearsPhilosophersStone
Posted by The Art of Spying - 2 months ago
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 - 26 days ago
"Such a beautiful place to be with friends."
Posted by Heather - 4 months ago See image
Looks like there's not enough activity around The Elephant House to show here today.
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