52 Coburg Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6HJ
  • Telephone 0131 261 5441
  • Seasonal times Extended summer hours
  • Food served Mon–Sun 8am–4pm.
  • Average price £9 (lunch)
  • Email
  • Website www.ostaracafe.co.uk
Photo of Ostara
in association with
Birra Moretti

Friendly new Leith café-bistro with an engaged attitude to its local neighbourhood, suppliers and good, fresh food.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

Bringing some neighbourhood conviviality back to this relative backwater of a cobbled-street in Leith, this new café-bistro has an easy-going nature and a refreshingly engaged attitude to local suppliers, services and residents. Walkers wandering off the nearby Water of Leith walkway won't do badly either, with a menu ranging across early morning Puddledub bacon rolls, scrambled eggs on toast, generous lunchtime salads, baked sweet potatoes, Bearded Baker bagels and Archipelago Bakery cakes alongside teas from Pekoe and coffee from nearby newcomers Williams & Johnson. Proprietors David McVey and Carey Morrison share duties front-of-house and in the half-hidden kitchen; with a full licence expect occasional evening eating or events to be popping-up before long.

  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Eclectic mix, generally old school, 80s
  • Capacity: 28
  • Largest group: 25
  • Open since: 2016 April
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £17 per bottle