Red Kite Café

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Red Kite Café
7-8 Cadzow Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5SN
  • Telephone 0131 656 9005
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–6pm; Sat/Sun 9am–6pm.
  • Average price £8 (lunch)
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Contemporary café brightening up breakfast with inventive seasonal dishes and quality tea and coffee.

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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.

  • High point: Look out for the chocolate and salted caramel cake.
  • Low point: It can get very busy at weekends.
  • Notable dish: Red Kite breakfast
  • Average price: £8 (lunch)
  • 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