The Elephant House

What may look like an ordinary café on the outside is actually something of a pilgrimage site for Harry Potter fans. Opened on Marshall Street in 1995, the cafe was the location where JK Rowling wrote much of the first two novels in the series. The café was also frequented by writers Sir Ian Rankin and Alexander McCall Smith.

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Green IconAlternative Brew Methods

Green IconCoffee Beans for Sale

Green IconGluten Free

Green IconMilk alternatives available

Green IconToilets

Green IconFood menu available

Green IconVegan options

Green IconDisabled access

Green IconOutdoor seating

Opening hours
Open - Closes 06:00 pm
Monday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Friday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 6.00pm

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