Café Ink

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Café Ink
Edinburgh Printmakers, 1 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9FP
  • Telephone 0131 557 2479
  • Food served Tue–Sun 10am–5:30pm. Closed Mon.
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A new home for Edinburgh's printmakers means a new café – Café Ink offers brunch and lunch in a stunning space with a roomy courtyard.

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Set in the former North British Rubber Company headquarters on Fountainbridge, Edinburgh Printmakers' new home is a trendy, spacious building drawing on the Union Canal’s industrial vibes. Café Ink, situated on the first floor and spilling out into a large, sunny outdoor courtyard overlooking the bustle of the canal, merges the edgy artiness of its home base with the friendliness and laid-back quality of a local café. The menu is a work of art on its own, offering brunch and light lunch food at its finest. The bacon roll combines a generous heap of salty, smoked bacon, steamed spinach and fresh greens, and a sharp chilli sauce for the ultimate luxury twist on the breakfast butty, while the everyday avocado toast is similarly transformed by the addition of smashed, savoury edamame beans and succulent, smoky chorizo. Whether popping in post-art workshop or strolling the canal, this café is playing its part in making Fountainbridge one of the city’s up-and-coming hang-outs.

The List's rating






Anahit Behrooz visited Café Ink on 20 July 2019
  • High point: The courtyard overlooking the canal
  • Low point: There aren't many comfy seats
  • Notable dish: Avocado smash
  • Average price: £10 (lunch)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: 80s tunes
  • Capacity: 60 (30 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 15
  • Open since: 2019
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £20 per bottle