Urban Angel

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Urban Angel
121 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DJ
  • Telephone 0131 225 6215
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; Sat/Sun 9am–5pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.urban-angel.co.uk
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Independent, seasonal and local-sourcing New Town café serving all-day brunch, lunch, coffee and cake.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This independent, seasonal and local-sourcing café in Edinburgh’s New Town serves all-day brunch, lunch, coffee and cake. The deceptively large space comprises a deli area, with two dining rooms downstairs – one bright and fresh, the other more cosy and intimate. For lunch, deli dishes comprise sandwiches and salads, while kitchen dishes offer heartier options such as fishcakes and haggis. Spiced organic lamb meatballs, moist and flavoursome, complemented by gremolata and a roast vegetable medley, are satisfying and colourful. For something sweet, quality in-house baking offers plenty of tempting choices. Chocolate brownie, as high as it is wide, is sweet, dense and nut-laden, while the chocolate and beetroot cake with silky ganache is earthy and light. Speciality coffee, created from a North Star house blend, is confidently executed in a smooth, creamy flat white, and for the purist, two guest filters, often from local roasters, are available.

The List's rating






Tara Klein visited Urban Angel on 8 February 2018
  • High point: All-day brunch
  • Low point: Not open in the evenings
  • Notable dish: Salad bowl with sourdough
  • Average price: £12 (lunch)
  • Private dining: 38 private dining
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Chilled music
  • Capacity: 54 (8–10)
  • Largest group: 38
  • Open since: 2004
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
  • House wine: £23 per bottle

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