- Telephone 0131 476 1920
- Bar open Mon–Sat 8am–5.30pm; Sun 10am–4pm.
- Food served Mon–Fri 8am–7.30pm; Sat/Sun 9am–7.30pm.
- Average price £4.50 soup/half sandwich (set lunch)
A busy café and deli with a reputation for excellent homemade cakes, vegan dishes and a focus on ethical sourcing.
A door in one half of this double-fronted space leads to the busy counter area, which boasts a couple of stools. But there’s more to Relish than first meets the eye, with a larger seating area next door and a mezzanine floor too. Breakfast is served until noon and all day at weekends, while at lunchtime the focus is on daily changing soups and a wide variety of sandwiches. And, once the midday rush has passed, it’s back to coffee – supplied by Dear Green – and homemade cakes, as those with more time on their hands select from the mountain of goodies on display and linger a while.
Relish is the local deli if you're based at Leith's Shore, where you can call in for coffee and a croissant on the way to work and pick up a nice bottle of wine or beer on the way home afterwards. A decent selection of hand-cut cheese, charcuterie and olives sits alongside vegetables and dried products, and there’s a well picked, though not enormous, range of useful cupboard-fillers: jams, condiments, biscuits, tea and coffee. Soup and freshly made-up sandwiches can be taken away or eaten in at one of a handful of seats.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: Around 30
- Open since: 2002