Emergency services were called on Tuesday morning to reports of smoke at a property on South Clerk Street.
Initial reports from people at the scene suggested that the Himalayan Cafe was one of the properties impacted.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 10am on Tuesday, November 2 to reports of smoke coming from a property at South Clerk Street, Edinburgh.
“Operations Control mobilised four appliances and one height vehicle and firefighters extinguished a fire affecting the ground floor of a four-storey building.
“There are no reported casualties and crews left after ensuring the area was made safe.”