Best new cafés in Edinburgh

Best new cafés in Edinburgh


As the city's café scene continues to grow, here's some of the best spots to check out for breakfast, coffee, cake and more


Move over Vienna. Edinburgh has more choices than ever for top-quality tea, coffee and cake, breakfast, brunches, light lunches and, err, dumplings. Peruse our pick of new places fuelling our love affair with the café.

16 Henderson Street, Leith, EH6 6BS
From the dumplings to the hot chocolate, this fabby Austrian café is heading for the heights. | read our review for Alplings

The Early Bird Coffee & Tea House
39 Home Street, Tollcross, EH3 9JP
An inviting café paying loving attention to loose leaf tea, coffee and a small but beautiful lunch, food and cake selection.
read our review of The Early Bird Coffee & Tea House

Mimi's Bakehouse
277 St John's Road, Corstorphine, EH5 3LT
Mimi's bring their brand of lush baking to St John's Road – all of Corstorphine rejoices. | read our review of Mimi's Bakehouse

52 Coburg Street, Leith, EH6 6HJ
A warm welcome, great food and lots of attention to the details mean Ostara is a star in the making. | read our review of Ostara

Red Kite Café
7-8 Cadzow Place, Meadowbank, EH7 5SN
Stylish, inventive, inviting – Red Kite uses Indian and Eastern flavours to create food that delivers. | read our review of Red Kite Café

Twelve Triangles Kitchen Table
148 Duke Street, Leith, EH6 8HR
Communal dining, brilliant breakfasts and baking – this Duke Street newcomer is set for great things. | 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.