Best cafés around the Shore

Best cafés around the Shore


A few fresh faces can be found down in Leith, and they're worth making a trip for


A few years ago the concept of kimchi, burritos or charcoal bread for breakfast in Leith would have seemed absurd, but as zeitgeist washes over The Shore, uncover café treasures from breakfast to dinner, from Newhaven to the Alps.

16 Henderson Street, New Town, EH6 6BS
Unique café with log cabin vibes serving healthy Alpine dumplings, spätzle noodles, pretzel rolls and cakes. | read our review of Alplings

The Haven
9 Anchorfield, Newhaven, EH6 4JG
Colourful homestyle café bringing quality homemade breakfasts, lunches, coffee and cake to Newhaven. | read our review of The Haven

Mimi's Bakehouse
63 The Shore, Leith, EH6 6RA
This naughty-but-nice family café whips up spectacular cakes and comforting savouries, served with a touch of 1950s glamour. | read our review of Mimi's Bakehouse

52 Coburg Street, Leith, EH6 6HJ
Wonderful café bistro that gets everything perfectly right. | read our review of Ostara

Porto & Fi
47 Newhaven Main Street, Newhaven, EH6 4NQ
This Newhaven stalwart is a brilliant destination in an area that's underserved for quality eating and drinking. | read our review of Porto & Fi

Twelve Triangles Kitchen Table
148 Duke Street, Leith, EH6 8HR
This new venture from the Twelve Triangles team has hit the ground running, with a concise menu and one wooden table for communal eating. | read our review of Twelve Triangles Kitchen Table

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

24th Edition published April 2017. 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.