Best new wee places in Edinburgh

Best new wee places in Edinburgh

Six places that have cleverly maximised their space to serve up everything from wine and doughnuts to porridge and pakoras


Small in size but big on ambition, our pick of pint-sized places plough narrow niches in the city's richly varied food and drink scene, providing some of its most interesting experiences, from porridge to pakoras, doughnuts to vegan delights.

Art & Vintage
3 Lyne Street, Meadowbank, EH7 5DN
This café, vintage shop and art gallery focuses on healthy seasonal food and home baking and is worth crossing town for. | read our review of Art & Vintage

Baba Budan
East Market Street, Old Town, EH8 8FS
Doughnuts baked in-house and a killer bacon roll just minutes from Waverley Station means this wee place is flourishing. | read our review of Baba Budan

24 Marchmont Crescent, Marchmont, EH9 1HG
Who knew porridge could be so interesting? Brochan's passion for oats is infectious. | read our review of Brochan

Holy Cow
34 Elder Street, New Town, EH1 3DX
Truly innovative, flavour-packed vegan food that makes you feel everything is right in the world. | read our review of Holy Cow

The Pakora Bar
96 Hanover Street, New Town, EH2 1DR
Don't write it off because it's open till 3am at weekends – the food here is bright and bursting with flavour any time of the day. | read our review of The Pakora Bar

27 East Market Street, Old Town, EH8 8FS
Simply a brilliant concept – buy a bottle of wine to take home or enjoy on the premises with a snack from them or one of the equally great nearby places. | read our review of Vino

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.