Baba Budan

Baba Budan
East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8FS
  • Telephone 07753 742550
  • Opening times Mon & Tue 7.30am–4pm; Wed–Fri 7.30am–5pm; Sat & Sun 9.30am–5pm.
  • Seasonal times Open later during the festival in 2016, times for 2017 to be confirmed.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 7.30am–5pm; Sat/Sun 9.30am–5pm.
  • Average price £6 (lunch)
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Hip coffee shop and 'donutterie' serving drinks, breakfast, baking and freshly made lunches under the arches near Waverley Station.

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Part of a raft of hip new businesses regenerating the Waverley Arches, this self-styled ‘donutterie’ offers coffee, breakfast, lunch and, er, doughnuts just a couple of minutes away from the train station. Coffee is sustainably sourced from Coffee Collective in Copenhagen and many ingredients come from local suppliers, with food cooked from scratch in the bespoke kitchen next door. All the doughnuts are made in-house and change daily, with over 40 different varieties in the kitchen’s repertoire – the Earl Grey option is surprisingly light and refreshing with not a hint of stodge. The breakfast menu includes an immense bacon and egg roll, smoky, runny and with plenty of crusty bread to contain it all. Live music on Sundays adds to the chilled-out vibe, making it a good spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

  • High point: A bacon roll worth hunting down
  • Low point: Might feel a bit too hipster for some
  • Notable dish: Bacon and egg roll
  • Average price: £6 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Folk, reggae, rock and chillout
  • Live entertainment: Live acoustic music sessions every Sunday, 3–4.30pm, Mix of original material and covers, blues, americana, folk, Senegalese jazz.
  • Capacity: 15 (10–12)
  • Open since: 2016