The White Witch

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The White Witch
43 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3JU
  • Telephone 07955 199612
  • Food served Tue–Thu 9am–8pm; Fri/Sat 9am–9pm; Sun 9am–3pm. Closed Mon.
  • Average price £12 (lunch); £14 (evening meal)
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This Italian café seamlessly morphs from morning coffee into lunch then evening aperitivo.

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This particular white witch (aka owner Sara Trequattrini) brings healing vibes in the form of Italian aperitifs served indoors in her small café with window seats, or outside on her equally small but cute Broughton Street terrace. Aperol Spritz come with sharing platters of antipasti (bruschetta, artichokes, cheeses, grapes, for example) – and there is a vegan mozzarella available if you ask. This Wiccan themed spot is open from morning right through to evening, starting the day off with strong coffee, Sicilian cannoli, sfogliatelle (lobster tail pastries with a ricotta and orange peel filling), pistachio croissants and other vegan and gluten-free items. Dinner and lunch options include a baked melanzane parmigiana with truffle sauce and they also sell imported Italian pannetone and cakes.

  • High point: Quality Italian flavours, impressive cannoli
  • Low point: The brick wallpaper
  • Notable dish: Pistachio cannoli
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £14 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Outdoor tables