The Hideout Café

The Hideout Café
40 - 42 Queen Charlotte Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6AT
  • Telephone 0131 555 5289
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8.35am–5pm; Sat/Sun 9am–5pm.
  • Average price £4.50 (lunch)
  • Email
  • Website www.thehideoutcafe.co.uk/index.php
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Modern café menu surrounded by vintage, retro and eclectic knick-knacks.

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The Hideout Café is a popular spot, with a steady stream of locals and workers picking up takeaway coffees from a team of baristas happy to indulge in a bit of latte art. Sitting in has its benefits too, though, providing a chance to people watch, catch up with friends or make use of the free wifi. Quirky decor adds to the charm, with interesting knick-knacks, including vintage dressers and a large collection of cassettes and ghetto-blasters, plus local art on display. Books and toys keep customers young and old occupied and there are plenty of high-chairs for those with wee ones. The menu mainly focuses on the familiar stalwarts of sandwiches, soups and homemade cakes. A tuna melt, served in doorstops of focaccia, oozes cheesy goodness, while fine homemade courgette and brie soup comes with quality Manna House bread, or can be enjoyed with your choice of sandwich.

  • High point: Great olive oil on the side salad
  • Low point: Table or counter service? Hard to tell
  • Notable dish: Tuna melt with spring onions
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Cassette classics
  • Capacity: 30
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2014