Don't Tell Mama

Don't Tell Mama
64 Home Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9NA
  • Food served Lunch menu: Mon–Sun 8am–7pm (main lunch menu served 10am–5pm)
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A modern Greek coffee bar in the heart of Tollcross, serving Greek pastries and a delicious Mediterranean-inspired lunch menu.

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Apparently Edinburgh’s first Greek coffee bar, Don’t Tell Mama is a delightful addition to diverse Home Street. The space is small yet lovely, combining modern furniture and white-washed walls with charming touches like a vine-entangled, soft blue and gold trellis which covers a stretch of tables and sits just beneath the ceiling. The menu is just as appealing: feta cheese bougatsa (which like all their pastries is imported from Greece) is served with a dollop of tangy Greek yoghurt and melts in the mouth, while the open sandwich layers bread baked in-house with whipped Greek yoghurt and soft cheese, generous amounts of sliced avocado and smoked salmon for a delicious Mediterranean take on the quintessential avo-on-toast. When this is followed by an impossibly decadent avocado chocolate cake and the whole thing wrapped round with friendly service with a real personal touch, it’s no surprise that Don’t Tell Mama is fast becoming one of Tollcross’s unmissable spots.

The List's rating
7.8

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Anahit Behrooz visited Don't Tell Mama on 15 March 2019
  • High point: The avocado chocolate cake
  • Low point: Mostly bar stools which aren't that comfy
  • Notable dish: Bougatsa pastry
  • Average price: £9 (lunch)
  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Upbeat indie pop
  • Capacity: 34
  • Largest group: 14
  • Open since: 2018
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