Here are the best restaurants and cafes to get brunch and breakfast in Edinburgh.
Whether it’s poached eggs and avocado toast, a full Scottish fry up, or a stack of pancakes – brunch has become a serious dine out experience. We asked readers on our Facebook page their favourite place for a spot of not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch in Edinburgh. This is where they recommended.
5. Mimi's Bakehouse
You can find Mimi's Bakehouses all over the city, from Comely Bank to the Royal Mile. The popular bakery serves all-day brunch at some of its sites - but just serves French Toast at Leith and waffles at Corstorphine. Photo: Mimi's Bakehouse
Found in the ever-popular Grassmarket area of Edinburgh, Pirlous is a Mediterranean eatery and coffee house which serves a mean shakshuka. You can also get avocado on sourdough (with smoked salmon or Greek feta), Scottish oats with a variety of toppings, and a bacon focaccia sandwich - all washed down with local coffee. Photo: Jacob Campbell for Pirlous
7. The Olive Branch
The Olive Branch in Broughton Street, New Town, has a big brunch menu. Choose from the classics house breakfast, veggie breakfast, vegan breakfast to Eggs Pacifico, and potato rosti topped with poached eggs. Photo: The Olive Branch
8. Café Vigo
Café Vigo in St John's Road, Corstorphine, serves up a mean brunch - like this eggs Benedict with crispy bacon. Dishes range from a 'butcher's choice' breakfast, to vegan and veggie options, breakfast wraps, black pudding hot rolls, and more. Photo: Café Vigo Corstorphine