Porto & Fi

Porto & Fi
47 Newhaven Main Street, Edinburgh, EH6 4NQ
  • Telephone 0131 551 1900
  • Food served Mon–Thu 8am–8pm; Fri/Sat 8am–10pm; Sun 10am–6pm.
  • Average price £8 (lunch); £18 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.portofi.com
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Family-run neighbourhood bistro and coffee spot championing local suppliers with contemporary Scottish dishes.

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Named ‘Porto’ after Newhaven Harbour and ‘Fi’ after co-owner and chef Fiona, this bright, informal café is as popular as ever since opening almost a decade ago. It’s a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere to enjoy coffee with the papers, a hearty breakfast or a full-three course dinner. Most dishes on the bistro menu can be ordered in small or large portions and there’s plenty of seaside-appropriate seafood. Warm salad of Stornoway black pudding is well-executed with al dente asparagus spears and a panko-crumbed crispy egg with a runny yolk. It’s difficult to resist the vast choice on the counter display, from simple tray-bakes like salted caramel tiffin to rich puddings like banoffee pie. Overall, a destination for locals and visitors alike.

  • High point: Warm and attentive staff
  • Low point: Limited dessert options for special dietary requirements
  • Notable dish: Spiced lamb cutlets & Moroccan style potatoes with chickpeas and mint riata
  • Average price: £8 (lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
  • Music on stereo: Spotify playlists
  • Capacity: 44
  • Largest group: 14
  • Open since: 2008
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
  • House wine: £18.50 per bottle

Reviews & features

Edinburgh's Six of the Best

1 Jun 2010

Porto & Fi 47 Newhaven Mainstreet, 0131 551 1900 In the mornings and mid-afternoon, this Newhaven eatery is a bustling café, serving a range of breakfast options, coffees and cakes to tourists and regulars attracted by the light, airy space…

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