Earthy Market Café
Combining an atmospheric café with an indoor food market, Earthy showcases farm-fresh, local, organic and seasonal produce with a difference.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
The phrase ‘farm to fork’ is taken literally at Earthy Market Café. Most of the produce here is farm-fresh and organic, and what can't be plucked from the ground is locally and ethically sourced. The café feels like a farmhouse with high ceilings, exposed beams, and chunky wooden tables; it's bright, airy and welcoming. There’s a generous garden with outdoor seating, a conservatory, and a market upstairs selling a wide variety of wholesome groceries. Soups, sandwiches, and sharing boards showcase the produce with at least five seasonal salads on offer daily. Roasted sweet potato and red quinoa fritters make a surprisingly substantial lunch while the Borders beef burger balances out the mainly vegetarian and vegan menu. With a sister restaurant in Canonmills and another market in Portobello, Earthy is making Edinburgh a tastier, healthier place.
- High point: Dietary requirements and preferences catered for deliciously well.
- Low point: Feeling virtuous after salad may lead to overindulgence on home-baked cakes.
- Notable dish: Salads
- Private dining: 15 in conservatory
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
- Music on stereo: Eclectic mix
- Capacity: 45 (60 outdoors)
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2008 (2010 as Earthy Market Café)