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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  

Best of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
For almost 15 years Chortle has been scouring Britain's universities for the best student comedians, helping unearth talent such as Joe Lycett, Simon Bird, Chris Ramsey, Adam Hess and Jamali Maddix – ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Bob Blackman's Tray? COMEDY 
AUG 15 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
The funniest men in Staffordshire encounter local characters old and new. Or do they? 'The funniest men in Staffordshire' (Stoke Sentinel).  ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Celtic Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
Two Scots and an Irishman walk into a pub… Jay Lafferty, John Scott and Martin Mor are among the very best Celtic comedians working on the global comedy circuit. Jay Lafferty, ‘Cuddly one sec, cruel...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Laughed Punk COMEDY 
AUG 7-8, 14-15 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free 
Late Night laughs as Matt Duwell brings the best in alternative and off the wall comedy from the fringe that embody the spirit of punk. Expect stand up, satire, sketch, musical comedy and everything e...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Mae Martin and Friends Show-Party COMEDY 
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-27 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free 
Mae Martin (BBC Radio 4's "Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Sexuality, Russell Howard's Good News) and a mix of special guests improvise a variety show based on your suggestions. With stand up, musi...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Mae Martin: Dope COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
The star of the award-nominated Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality (BBC Radio Four) examines a lifetime of obsessions, fandom and addiction in her new stand-up hour of millennial introspecti...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

MARVELus COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
All of the movies in the MARVEL cinematic universe in 1 hour. Self professed comic book nerds and comedians Gary Tro & Javier Jarquin present MARVELus, a show that tackles almost a decade of movies in...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Njambi McGrath and Guests COMEDY 
AUG 4-25 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free 
Njambi McGrath is a Kenyan born an award-nominated comedian and author, hosting a showcase of the rising stars of comedy doing short sets. It's an hour of different flavours. ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Olaf Falafel presents 'The Marmosets Of My Mind' COMEDY 
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
I'm back with another hour of surreal stupidity - not sure what it'll involve just yet, probably conkers, maybe sandpaper. Whatever it is, I personally guarantee your money back if you actually learn ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Pam Ford Pants and Pantsability COMEDY 
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free 
Pam Ford is a seasoned comedian,ex pub landlady & ex hairdresser as her previous career roles. Having sought the advice from 53 self help books and numerous expensive seminars, horoscope, gurus,tea le...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Ready–Aim–Pray–Fire! Lemon Creek Baptist Church Handgun Training Course COMEDY 
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 10:00 (60 min) - Free 
Join Reverend Jim Hokum for Ready-Aim-Pray-Fire! Lemon Creek Baptist Church Handgun Training Course. America’s gun culture is pervasive. In recent years, even churches across the southeast United St...
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Sean McLoughlin: You Can't Ignore Me Forever COMEDY 
AUG 3-26 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
Come witness the resurrection of "The best comedian you haven't heard of yet" (Time Out) **** "One brilliant punchline after another... a comedian who is in complete control" (The List) **** "At once ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Sketch On, Sketch Off COMEDY 
AUG 14 at 20:00 (120 min) - Free 
Roll up, roll up! Sketch On, Sketch Off is here! For the simple price of one single free show, this alternative sketch comedy showcase will give you four. Featuring the varied stylings of the Sheffie...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Sketch Thieves COMEDY 
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches and then each other’s. Top 25 shows at the Fringe 2016 (British Comedy Guide). Chortle Award winner for Be...
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Stephen Carlin: The Rise of the Autistic COMEDY 
AUG 3-14, 16-26 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
First came the Jurassic period, then the Enlightenment and now the Age of Autistics. Welcome to 2017! Where emotional intelligence is thrown out the window for resentment and self-justification. Final...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Story Poker COMEDY 
AUG 21-22, 27 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free 
Story Poker! A #EdFringe17 Debut gameshow by Americans, Jeffrey Baldinger and Omid Singh. Comedians from all around the world will compete in a poker-style tournament where they will bet their true st...
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Stranger in a Strange Land COMEDY 
AUG 9 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free 
Saurabh Kikani is many things - stand up comedian, film producer, lawyer, political activist...most of all...disappointment to his parents. He also considered himself a citizen of the world. But in a ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

The Comedians Articulate Championship COMEDY 
AUG 16 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free 
8 comedians, 4 teams, and only 1 winner. Funny people go head to head in the ultimate arena of combat: Articulate! (y'know... the parlour game?... Like verbal Pictionary?... That's the one.) All proce...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

The Great Merkin Show! CABARET 
AUG 3-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-26 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free 
Freaks, undergarments, and curiosities! From America’s Wild West to the nether regions in between comes Eugene Oregon’s very own Josephine D’Love joining forces with Lydia WIlts, Jasper Freedom, & She...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

The Tinder Games CHAT SHOWS 
AUG 26-27 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free 
London’s loneliest comedians battle it out to try and convince someone from Tinder, Grindr or Her to come to the show for a date. Award winning comedian James Bennison hosts this 'uniquely entertainin...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

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