36 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4QS
  • Telephone 0131 225 1444
  • Opening times Tue–Fri 8am–6pm; Sat & Sun noon–8pm. Closed Mon.
  • Food served Tue noon–10pm; Wed–Sat 11am–10pm; Sun 11am–6pm. Closed Mon.
  • Average price £6 (lunch)
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West End ice-cream parlour offering a wide selection of artisan ice-creams, plus cakes, waffles and coffee.

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Located at the heart of the West End, Affogato is a gelateria offering a daily-changing range of authentic ice-creams, handmade on the premises. From bestsellers like salted caramel to eclectic specials such as fiery dark chocolate and chilli, flavours are a world away from the usual mint choc chip and synthetic vanilla. Ice-cream aside, there’s a short menu of sweet treats including generously topped waffles and interesting home-baking such as beetroot and chocolate cake. A decent selection of dairy-free gelato are also available, meaning there’s more than lemon sorbet on offer for vegan customers, as well as gluten-free ice-cream cones. Enjoy the cosy seating area, or for takeaway choose from a single scoop for a sunny stroll, to a whole tub for demolishing on the sofa later on.

  • High point: Grown-up ice-cream featuring old and new favourites
  • Low point: Not for those on the sugar-free bandwagon
  • Notable dish: Marzipan ice-cream

Artisanal Gelato hand crafted every day on site by our Gelato Maestro. Located in the heart of Edinburgh's West End, we use natural products without colourings or additives, sourced locally where possible. We also churn a variety of gluten-free, lactose-free and dairy-free varieties every day. Our fruit sorbets are delicious. Gelato is lower in fat than ice-cream and we have a range of flavours that will appeal to adults and children.

Follow us on Facebook for a list of our ever-changing flavours. We can do special flavours to order – you can organise your own gelato party. We also serve coffee, cakes, pastries and sandwiches, all freshly prepared on the premises. We are open for breakfast – try our breakfast yoghurt; low fat served with granola and maple syrup or fruit. We are dog-friendly and have seating including a high-chair and cosy sofas.

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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Folk
  • Capacity: 25
  • Largest group: 25
  • Open since: 2013