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The City Café

Fringe Venue 85 - Click here for map

19 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR  / 0131 220 0125

Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 12:00 to 02:00
All ages until 9pm, then 18+ only

Located on Blair Street, just off of the Royal mile and minutes from the Fringe show, The City Cafe is a fashionable 1950's style café bar right in the centre of town. It has benefited from a complete refurbishment in the last coiple of years, and it is right on the doorstep of the hustle and bustle of the Royal mile . The venue serves a wide selection of meals and drinks all day, and there is also a great outdoor drinking area.


Shows at The City Café
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City Two - Basement Bar  

Alfie Brown: Scissor COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
Critically acclaimed Brown, known for being satirical, grotesque and f*cked, returns to the Fringe. He’ll be exploring alcohol, the Middle East and something hideous about our socialised collective se...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Alice Fraser in Savage COMEDY 
AUG 21-28 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
Alice Fraser's critically acclaimed solo show, Savage, is about life, death and paper towels. A hilarious and heartbreaking show that straddles the line between comedy and tragedy. In 2015 Savage sol...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Alien Of Extraordinary Ability COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
This Franco-British nomad with an American green card knows no borders; both with his neurotic oft taboo approach to comedy, and literally, by sporadically gigging all over the World in various langua...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Amy Annette: What Women Want EVENTS AND TOURS 
AUG 26-28 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free 
Coming to Edinburgh after shows at Latitude and Machynlleth Comedy Festival, join Amy Annette in a talk show with her far more famous comedy friends; James Acaster, Lolly Adefope, Felicity Ward, Nish ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

City Cafe Late Nite and Free COMEDY 
AUG 4-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 22:30 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED 
Classic late show Festival comedy fare. Ivor Dembina **** (Guardian) hosts a different line-up every night. Comedians showcasing Edinburgh show extracts, others performing their club stuff and some ju...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Fresh Hell COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
Brand new stand up show from one of the best comics in the UK. Paul McCaffrey as seen on Impractical Jokers (BBC3) Russell Howards Good News (BBC3) Stand up central (Comedy central) 50 Funniest (Chann...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Funny Stuff For Happy People CHILDRENS 
AUG 4-20 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
Funny Stuff For Happy People is a family fun show for all the family. Circus tricks, real life magic, storytelling and stand up comedy. This show is suitable for all ages and abilities. ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Irish Comedy - No Safe Space COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free 
If you are interested in non family-friendly comedy, where being off your tits on alcohol, Irn Bru and deep fried Mars Bars is a minimum audience requirement, then Irish Comedy Carnage is where you ne...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Mae Martin: Work In Progress COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
Mae Martin (BBC Radio 4, Live from the BBC, Russell Howard's Good News) improvises a brand new hour every night as she develops her new show. A chaotic blend of stand up, songs, special guests, and au...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Olaf Falafel and The Cheese Of Truth COMEDY 
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
Olaf Falafel, winner and finalist of too many comedy competitions to list plus the subject of over 75 million views on Vine, brings his debut hour long show to the Edinburgh Fringe. Olaf Falafel and ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Present and Correct COMEDY 
AUG 4-8, 10-14, 16-21, 23-25 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free 
'Present and Correct' returns! Have you ever wondered what life is like for the stripper inside a novelty cake? Ever wanted an owl that goes around correcting grammatical mistakes? Or wanted to learn ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Raised Voices Comedy Charity Gala COMEDY 
AUG 15 at 17:30 (90 min) - Free 
Please come raise your laughter and raise some funds for a great Edinburgh charity that benefits the life's of local homeless people. Two fun packed shows with top comedians including special guest ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Raised Voices Comedy Charity Gala COMEDY 
AUG 15 at 19:30 (90 min) - Free 
Please come raise your laughter and raise some funds for a great Edinburgh charity that benefits the life's of local homeless people. Two fun packed shows with top comedians including special guest ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Richy Sheehy: People are Strange COMEDY 
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free 
Amsterdam's soaring Irishman Richy Sheehy delivers a satirical cocktail of musings and music - titled after the Doors classic hit, this Fringe debut show will bring you on a tour of the human conditio...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Sketch Thieves COMEDY 
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
It's Comedy Sketch Swapping LIVE! The sell-out show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others'. Will it be a car crash or an improv masterclass? Chortle Awards Winner 2015 - Bes...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

The Unflappable Troy Hawke COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Amused Moose Best Show Nominee 2011, 2013 GQ Top Ten show 2012 Milo McCabe's comedic creation Troy Hawke is returning to Edinburgh! As a naif homeschooled 1930's time capsule of a man he has understa...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

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