Red Kite Café
Contemporary café brightening up breakfast with inventive seasonal dishes and quality tea and coffee.
This popular café in the Abbeyhill area of the city might have been seen as a bit of a risky venture when it first opened – it's a stylish, large space serving sourdough toast, fancy tea and coffee which stands alone in an area busy with hair salon and the like. But their ethos, of providing high-quality seasonal, locally sourced food that looks as good as it tastes has proved successful with locals. During the week breakfast, lunch and an ever-changing selection of homemade cakes are available: the towering, fluffy scones are a particular hit. At the weekend it’s all about brunch, when favourites include a cooked breakfast featuring meaty Ramsay sausage, quality bacon and homemade baked beans; or shakshuka – eggs baked in a garlicky tomato and red pepper sauce. Specials make up half the menu, such as French toast with roasted rhubarb or scrambled eggs enhanced with warming spices. Culinary influences span Europe, Asia and the Middle East ensuring brunch is never boring.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Folky pop
- Capacity: 60
- Largest group: 15
- Open since: 2016