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Edinburgh’s best breakfast and brunch spots – from stylish cafes to greasy spoon restaurants

Edinburgh’s best breakfast and brunch spots – from stylish cafes to greasy spoon restaurants

Time Out has shared a list of the best breakfast and brunch spots in Edinburgh.

Scotland’s capital has so many popular places to eat and drink that it’s almost impossible to try them all. If you’re looking for a delicious brunch, all the variety on offer can leave you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated.




Luckily, Time Out has rounded up 20 of the best restaurants and cafes in Edinburgh where you can sit down for a tasty meal and a morning cup of coffee. From stylish, modern spots to no-frills local favourites, at least one place on the list is sure to please.

One of Time Out’s featured brunch spots is Urban Angel, located on Hanover Street. With an emphasis on fair-trade, organic and locally sourced ingredients, the cafe serves classics like Eggs Benedict and French Toast, as well as contemporary options like smoothie bowls.

The magazine wrote: “If you’re feeling a little under the weather, come here for a healthier kick. Urban Angel’s smoothies blend mango and orange juice with nutrient-rich goodness like spinach and spirulina (there’s also a raw chocolate version, made with oat milk, cacao, dates, banana and vanilla).”

Another restaurant featured on Time Out’s list is Chorrito in Edinburgh’s bustling Leith district, which has been called “the essential dinner spot for the morning after the night before”. Claiming to offer “the most authentic Mexican flavours in the city”, its menu includes everything from fried egg tacos to chicken mulitas.

Elsewhere, Time Out praised Snax Café on Buccleuch Street as a great option for those just looking for a no-frills, classic Scottish breakfast. The unpretentious spot serves a full breakfast all day, as well as burgers and paninis.

Time Out wrote: “This no-frills, greasy-cooking café is an Edinburgh institution, prized above all for its hangover-busting breakfasts. Don’t expect smoked salmon or smoothie bowls here: Snax Café is the definition of ‘no-frills’.”