Glass & Thompson

Glass & Thompson
2 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ
  • Telephone 0131 557 0909
  • Seasonal times 'Summer': closes at 6 (what constitutes summer is at owner's discretion)
  • Food served Mon–Sat 8.30am–5.30pm; Sun 10.30am–4.30pm.
  • Average price £5.45, £7.95 & £9.95 (set lunch)
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Birra Moretti

Classy café in Edinburgh’s New Town, serving up impressive homebakes.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Positioned next to a Dundas Street art gallery, Glass & Thompson is a favourite with the New Town set. The menu is somehow elevated beyond standard café offerings: scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and dill or porridge with maple syrup are just a couple of the breakfast options, while the lunchtime menu includes savoury tarts, platters of pâté, salami or Greek salad, as well as sizeable soup-and-sandwich lunch deals. It’s licensed too, with a concise choice of wine and beer, and quite pleasingly the only spirit available is a good old G&T. The homebaking, in particular, is impressive and a doorstep-sized slice of chocolate-chip banana bread made with yoghurt is worth returning for alone, as is the coffee.

  • High point: Food choices are a cut above the rest
  • Low point: More expensive than the competition
  • Notable dish: Chocolate-chip banana bread
  • Private dining: 6-8
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 32 (12 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 12
  • Open since: 1995
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
  • House wine: £15.40 per bottle
  • BYOB: £1 corkage