Mint Café

Mint Café
3 Exchange Buildings, 3 Semple Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BL
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–2.30pm. Closed Sat/Sun.
  • Average price £7 (lunch)
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Birra Moretti

Café serving homemade soups, sandwiches and cakes to regulars and office workers during the week.

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Set slightly off the main drag of Fountainbridge, Mint Café is frequented by regulars (many of them office workers in the area) who flock back for their homemade offerings. The space is flooded with light, with a roomy white-tiled interior and white furniture. Hearty bowls of soups such as cock-a-leekie or Tuscan bean are served with artisan bread, and can also be enjoyed as a cup with a sandwich option. The ‘seriously good cheese toastie’ is exactly that – chopped leeks, red and white onions and garlic toasted between Henderson’s organic sourdough rye bread, with delicious Mull cheddar. Playing on the theme, they also serve Aero mint tiffin and an After Eight mint hot chocolate. Other homemade cakes include fruit loaf or date slice, but the standout dessert is a simple scone served with Galloway Lodge raspberry jam.

  • High point: The toasties and scones
  • Low point: Closed at the weekends
  • Notable dish: Scones and 'seriously good cheese toastie'
  • Delivery: ask for details
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
  • Capacity: 38
  • Largest group: 38
  • Open since: November 2012