29 Haddington Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH7 4AG
  • Telephone 0131 652 3880
  • Opening times Closed Sun.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–4pm; Sat 9am–4.30pm.
  • Average price £8 (lunch)
  • Email
  • Website www.embo-deli.com

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Eating & Drinking Guide

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A long-standing fixture on Haddington Place, Embo squeezes a whole lotta love into a wee bitta space. What could be a simple soup and sandwich joint is elevated by great service and a passion for getting the maximum flavour from the humblest of formats. The modest deli counter packs in an impressive array of potential fillings, allowing customers to create diverse concoctions or go with house favourites such as Belhaven hot-smoked trout with scrambled eggs and pesto for breakfast or the Mexican toasted wrap with zingy chicken, cheese, salsa and jalapeños. Vegetarians are well catered for with falafel, baba ghanoush and tabbouleh supplementing the usual cheese and antipasti options. Amid slightly idiosyncratic décor, rustic hand-carved stools and counters form a small seating area, and the window seats and clutch of outdoor tables are perfect for watching the world go by.

  • High point: Some of the tastiest soups, salads, rolls and wraps in town
  • Low point: Limited seating
  • Delivery: Free delivery to meetings, business lunches, local businesses, etc for orders over £20
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Light dance music
  • Capacity: 18
  • Largest group: 18
  • Open since: 1999

Comments & ratings

2. Sean Tierney11 Jul 2011, 10:23am5 stars Embo Report

My favourite café in Edinburgh. Tasty food, friendly service, good menu and excellent value for money.

1. JT29 Mar 2010, 10:20am5 stars Embo Report

This is one of the best cafés in Edinburgh. The food is delicious, the service is brilliant and the prices are very reasonable. I only wish the place was slightly bigger!

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