Best Breakfast and Brunch in Edinburgh

Best Breakfast and Brunch in Edinburgh

Earthy Food Café / credit: Caitlin Cooke

The city's top places for tasty morning treats, from all-day breakfasts to a handy hair of the dog


These are the restaurants, cafés and bakeries that get top marks from us for dishing out good grub from the crack of dawn. Some have been chosen for successfully curing a hangover with their fry ups, some for their healthy, energy boosting dishes and others for getting that mellow, first-thing-in-the-morning ambience, just right.

Taken from the 2016/17 The List Eating & Drinking Guide – £5.95 (plus p&p)

The Bluebird Café
5 Canonmills, Inverleith, EH3 5HA
Friendly, pocket-sized neighbourhood cafe serving up coffee and pancakes, pulled pork and meatloaf to an Americana soundtrack. | read our review of The Bluebird Café

The Blue Bear
9 Brandon Terrace, New Town, EH3 5EA
Superlative café serving up the best in brunch and much more. | read our full review

Brandon's of Canonmills
1 Canonmills, Inverleith, EH3 5HA
Smart craft beer gastropub in Canonmills, featuring pot plants, black ceilings, golden cornices, truffle oil fries and Fife fish. | read our review of Brandon's of Canonmills

The Caffeine Drip
10 Melville Place, West End, EH3 7PR
South African coffee house and bakery serving authentic, freshly made food in the heart of the West End. | read our full review

Earthy Market Café
33 – 41 Ratcliffe Terrace, Southside, EH9 1SX
Causewayside's original outpost of calm and wellbeing promoting seasonal, local, organic and free-range eating. | read our review of Earthy Market Café

Loudon's Café & Bakery
Lochrin Square, 94b Fountainbridge, West End, EH3 9QA
Bright, spacious, and relaxed, Loudon's is a great spot to watch the world go by over a leisurely brunch. | read our review of Loudon's Café & Bakery

33 Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, EH4 1HX
A local café in the heart of Stockbridge cooking good quality Scottish produce, and doing it well. | read our review of Maxi's

Montpeliers of Bruntsfield
159 – 161 Bruntsfield Place, Southside, EH10 4DG
Contemporary-styled bar and bistro at the heart of its neighbourhood, with lots to shout about from early until late. | read our review of Montpeliers of Bruntsfield

Nobles Café, Bar & Restaurant
44a Constitution Street, Leith, Leith, EH6 6RS
One of Leith's best looking pubs, serving good food and full of old-world charm. | read our review of Nobles

The Scottish Café and Restaurant
National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound, New Town, EH2 2EL
Scottish ingredients showcased with the Contini empire's expected class at this impressive gallery restaurant. | read our review of The Scottish Café and Restaurant

Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar
19 Elm Row, Leith Walk, New Town, EH7 4AA
This pillar of Edinburgh's food establishment turns the finest fresh ingredients into a deliciously broad menu of bold Italian flavours. | read our review of Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar

Wild Wood Café
146 Marchmont Road, Southside, EH9 1AQ
Marchmont café newcomer whose bright, fresh interior showcases a strong breakfast and brunch menu and appealing dinner offer. | read our review of Wild Wood Café

You might also want to consider: Broughton Delicatessen, Pep & Fodder, Polentoni, Contini Ristorante, New Town Deli, Urban Angel, V Deep

Eating & Drinking Guide 2015/16

Eating & Drinking Guide 2016/17

23rd Edition published April 2016. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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