Edinburgh Food Show: Discover one of the city's best breakfasts in episode one

A new video series has been launched in partnership with the Edinburgh Evening News celebrating the Scottish capital’s renowned eateries and iconic dishes.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 9:16 am
The 'Biggest Breakfast' from Snax Cafe. Picture: Ruairidh Mason
The 'Biggest Breakfast' from Snax Cafe. Picture: Ruairidh Mason

In the opening episode, YouTuber and videographer Ruairidh Mason visits a city centre venue known for its morning fry-ups.

Mr Mason heads to Snax Cafe at 15 West Register Street to sample the venue’s ‘Biggest Breakfast’ – “a full Scottish breakfast in a takeaway container”.

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Renowned as one of Edinburgh’s fry-up institutions and a greasy spoon favourite, Snax Cafe has been running since 1998 and claimed Scotland's 'Takeaway Breakfast of the Year' title just two years ago.

The ‘Biggest Breakfast’ includes a fried egg, two sausages, haggis, beans, black pudding, square sausage, hash brown, bacon and a tattie scone.

The dish is also served with a customary grilled half tomato and buttered roll.

As Mr Mason enjoys the dish, he recalls "thousands of drunken nights in Edinburgh all coming back to haunt me at once”.

Snax Cafe on West Register Street. Picture: Ruairidh Mason

Snax Cafe also boasts a separate branch on Buccleuch Street and lists a selection of All Day, Bigger or Biggest breakfasts on its menu.

The videographer’s quest to find some of Edinburgh’s best dishes – for all price ranges – coincides with the country re-emerging from lockdown and is a celebration of the city’s food scene.

From today, hospitality venues such as cafés, pubs and restaurants can reopen, along with tourist accommodation.

Non-essential retail outlets and close contact services such as beauty salons can also reopen, along with indoor attractions and public buildings such as galleries, museums and libraries.