Di Giorgio

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Di Giorgio
1 Brandon Terrace, Canonmills, Edinburgh, EH3 5AE
  • Telephone 0131 624 4666
  • Seasonal times Festival: open till late.
  • Food served Sun–Thu 9am–4.30pm; Fri/Sat 9am–9pm.
  • Email
  • Website digiorgios.co.uk
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Smart and friendly family-run deli café adding a modern twist to traditional homemade Italian favourites.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Café culture in the Canonmills has seen a lot of change in recent years, but Di Giorgio remains a reliable stalwart for the community there. Alongside a lunch menu which has earned them many regulars, an all-day breakfast menu offers a whole lot more than a fry-up or bacon roll. Breakfasts come in several varieties, including a thoughtful veggie option featuring homemade baked beans with a touch of mustard, and a crispy-coated yet fluffy-centred potato and chickpea cake. Banana and blueberry French toast comes stacked jenga-fashion, with tangibly fresh fruit balancing the richness of the eggy bread. In terms of both food and décor this spot isn’t looking to lead any trends, instead they’re rightfully focusing their energies into looking after their devoted customers and creating a genuinely warm atmosphere.

The List's rating
8.2

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Ellen Renton visited Di Giorgio on 29 January 2019
  • High point: Customer-orientated attitude
  • Low point: Sadly only open for evening service on Friday and Saturday
  • Notable dish: Avocado pesto pasta
  • Average price: takeaway soup and sandwich deal £5.50 (set lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: pop radio
  • Capacity: 35 (+ 6 outside)
  • Largest group: 35
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £18.50 per bottle

Reviews & features

Access all areas: How to create an accessible, welcoming eating environment for all

7 Jun 2019

Our Eating and Drinking Guide reviewer Ellen Renton discusses the importance of disability access and the small, crucial steps every eatery can take to get it right

Every year, The List's reviewers visit around a thousand cafés, bars and restaurants across Edinburgh and Glasgow for our Eating & Drinking Guide. Checking disability access is just one of the areas they look at and reviewer Ellen Renton explains why…

Best cafés in Edinburgh

22 May 2019

From tea and coffee to cake and pastries, these Edinburgh hotspots do café culture right

Edinburgh's café scene continues to evolve and remains as vibrant as ever. These day-time foodies are often a source of real innovation, from coffee roasters to artisan bakers to scientists of salad, they push the boundaries of breakfast and lunch...

The best breakfasts in Edinburgh

29 Mar 2012

The finest cafes, bistros and restaurants in the capital for a morning meal

Broughton Delicatessen 7 Barony Street, 558 7111, broughton-deli.co.uk Breakfast served: Mon–Sat 8am–3pm; Sun 11am–3pm. What does this place not do well? A great deli, healthy lunches and superb, made-from-scratch breakfasts from morning until 3pm…