Best Breakfast and Brunch in Edinburgh
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.
thebluebirdcafe-edinburgh.com | read our review of The Bluebird Café
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.
facebook.com/brandonsofcanonmills | read our review of Brandon's of Canonmills
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.
earthy.uk.com | 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.
loudons-cafe.co.uk | read our review of Loudon's Café & Bakery
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.
montpeliersedinburgh.co.uk | 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.
noblesbarleith.co.uk | 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.
thescottishcafeandrestaurant.com | 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.
valvonacrolla.co.uk | 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.
wildwoodcafe.co.uk | read our review of Wild Wood Café