Coates Café

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Coates Café
62 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5LA
  • Telephone 0131 556 8124
  • Food served Mon–Sun 8am–4pm.
  • Average price £9 (lunch)
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An attractive and roomy café with good all-day brunch options, handily placed for Haymarket Station.

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Coates Café is a deceptively large space situated just before the bustle of Haymarket turns into the slightly more laid-back residential vibe of Roseburn. As such, it’s perfectly positioned for commuters needing a quick bite and locals wanting to kick back and enjoy a lazy lunch or brunch, and its pleasant jumble of mismatched furniture, comfy old couches, dark walls and patterned tiles seem to do an admirable job of catering for both constituencies. They bake everything in-house with inviting pastries and bakes stacked on the counter. While there are a handful of pastas and salads for lunch, all-day breakfasts are the main draw. Breakfast rolls, a decent full veggie (which comes with a potato fritter which feels like a cross between a fritter and a pakora), shakshuka and eggs every which way make convincing options for a decent munch while you while away some time.

  • High point: Interesting breakfast options
  • Low point: Absolutely no table service – you even have to go and find the menu yourself
  • Average price: £9 (lunch)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access