The Green Police Box, Middle Meadow Walk, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH1 9AU
  • Telephone 07984 526884
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 10am–6pm, Sat 1–7pm, closed Sun.
  • Seasonal times Mon–Sat 10am–7pm. Closed Sun, April to July. Sun 9am–8pm during August.
  • Food served Winter: Mon–Sat noon–5pm. Closed Sun. Spring/Summer: Mon–Sat 10am–7pm. Closed Sun.
  • Email
  • Website tupiniquim.co.uk
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Fabulous Brazilian street food and micro festival venue.

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It would be hard to leave this little Brazil-in-a-box street food stall anything other than full and smiling. A permanent fixture at the top of Middle Meadow Walk, Tupiniquim are now focusing, due to customer demand, on their 15-inch, naturally gluten-free pancakes during the week, with popular feijoada pork and black bean stew on Saturdays. The pancakes, piled high with vegetables, meats and cheeses in the same bright colours as the converted police-box kitchen, offer at least one of your five-a-day along with bags of taste and flavour. If you want to indulge, however, there’s chocolate, Nutella and seasonal fruit options to choose from and traditional Amazonian tapioca flat breads served with interesting combinations like sweet, tart guava jelly, salty feta and toasted coconut. The portions are generous, the flavours fabulous and the cheerful humour of husband and wife team Fernando and Gardenia infectious. Firmly embedded in the local community, they’ve converted the verge behind their box into a children’s music garden-cum-festival venue which hosts short film screenings and spontaneous evening performances.

  • High point: Skilful service with a smile
  • Low point: Sure to be rammed during Festival season
  • Notable dish: Chicken curry piri piri pancake with avocado, goat's cheese and spinach
  • Average price: £5 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Outdoor tables
  • Live entertainment: Occasional cinebox early-evening soup and short films. They run a stage for live music during August, just behind the police box.
  • Capacity: 16 (all outside)
  • Open since: 2010