New Town Deli

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New Town Deli
42 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SA
  • Box office 07787 306334
  • General enquiries 0800 073 1211
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 7am–4pm; Sat 8am–4pm; Sun 9am–4pm.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 7am–4pm; Sat 8am–4pm; Sun 9am–3.30pm.
  • Average price £8 (lunch)
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In its fifth year, New Town Deli doesn’t take success for granted, instead it’s enhancing its appeal. This friendly corner café/deli still centres its seating round a large table, with stools tucked alongside counter space that wraps around the windowed walls. Now some small but valuable renovations have brought even more light into the space, increasing the flexibility and openness of the layout. Hot and cold rolls, panini and salad boxes are made to order as customers assemble their own creations or opt for one of the many suggested combos on the blackboards that dominate the wall above the plentiful deli counter. Well presented, fresh and appealing ingredients include cured meats, cheeses, homemade zippy salsa/chunky guacamole/ultra smooth hummus, deliciously un-oily roasted vegetables, pesto and many fresh vegetables. The counter top is filled with home baking, an unexpectedly spicy carrot cake tempered with classic cream cheese frosting. A short list of smoothies delivers large, bright glasses of cheeriness which taste too good to be healthy but are. Very much a local hub, catering is an ever-expanding part of this keen operation, with a scaled-down sister deli in Broughton Street.

  • Average price: £8 (lunch)
  • Delivery: ask for details
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 16
  • Largest group: 8
  • Open since: 2010

Reviews & features

Neighbourhood Watch: Broughton Street, Edinburgh

9 Jan 2012

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