Honeycomb & Co

Honeycomb & Co
Honeycomb & Co
1 Merchiston Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4NP
  • Telephone 0131 228 4641
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 7.30am–6pm; Sat 8am–6pm; Sun 8.30am–6pm.
  • Seasonal times Dinner Thu–Sat during Aug (not 19).
  • Bar open Mon–Fri 7.30am–6pm; Sat 8am–6pm; Sun 8am–6pm.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 7.30am–5pm; Sat 8am–5pm; Sun 8am–6pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.honeycombandco.com
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Bright and sunny addition to the Bruntsfield scene with strong breakfast options, cheerful lunches and homemade baking and ice-cream.

In its enviably sun-soaked spot set back from busy Bruntsfield place, bright and cheery Honeycomb & Co blurs the distinctions between café and bistro. Mornings see a concise breakfast menu, including porridge (which is definitely having a moment) and specials like shakshuka and smoky beans on toast. Lunch focuses on bold, colourful salads, all available in four sizes, plus a selection of small plates and main-coursey specials (if you’re lucky, the shakshuka may still be on for lunch). Apart from an Andante sourdough, everything is made in-house including ice-cream whipped up in the discarded machines they found languishing in the basement, while meat comes from co-owner Susan Booth’s family farm, including an excellently crumbly black pudding. There’s a lot of experience and thought gone into this venture and it shows – not least in the pricing which sees a simple lunch with a side salad easily breaking the £12 mark. That said, the confident, well-sourced food and sunny welcome means locals are positively buzzing about it.

  • High point: Lovely, warm welcoming vibe
  • Low point: It will be too expensive for some
  • Notable dish: Shakshuka with Store Company black pudding
  • Average price: £14 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: Pop
  • Capacity: 40 (18 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 10
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: 18 per bottle