Breakfast & Brunch in Edinburgh - Best Places To Go

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Whether you're after croissants and crêpes, or bangers and black pudding, Edinburgh has a mouthwatering array of breakfast and brunch eateries to seal the deal on your next visit. Here's our top five picks:


7-8 Elm Row

Jeremiah's is a relatively new venture that is slowly gathering a loyal following. The breakfast menu covers all bases, with hearty full cooked breakfasts and fresh poached eggs up for grabs, and service is always with a smile. This venue is decidedly mellow for the first half of the day, with cool, calm and cosy interiors just perfect for the morning after the night before. Go for: Breakfast to cure your hangover.

The Espy

62-64 Bath Street (Portobello)

This Australian-run bar is an unusual, but very welcome, addition to the Portobello promenade. With unbeatable views across the surf and truly delicious food on offer, The Espy is well worth the journey to Portobello, situated in the East of Edinburgh. Breakfast is served daily, with a variety of unexpected options on offer at the weekend (chilli and eggs - yum!), and beautiful breakfast buns Mon - Thu. Go for: Breakfast with a twist.

Sea Breeze Cafe

261 Leith Walk

The Sea Breeze is a Leith institution. Expect classic fry-ups, a strong brew (or Bru), and a handful of Hibees lining their stomachs before a big match. The menu is cheap and cheerful, and a plate-full of basic but tasty scran is guaranteed. This is no frills fare with the local touch. If you dare, try the gut-busting Desperate Dan full cooked breakfast, featuring just about every conceivable fry-able and as large as your torso. Go for: Breakfast, old school.

The King's Wark

36 The Shore

The other Leith institution is The King's Wark, widely regarded as the best spot for breakfast this side of the the M8. The menu features firm favourites, as well as crêpes, French toast and steak and eggs. Every hipster and their (neckerchiefed) dog will be in attendance most Sundays, so it's best to book or be disappointed. Prices are on the high side, but reflect the location and quality of produce. Go for: Breakfast fit for a King.

Patisserie Florentin

5 NW Circus Pl

Patisserie Florentin perfectly reflects the local area of Stockbridge: there's a bit of a shabby-chic vibe going on, but along with the vintage chairs and mustard paint is a slick of classic style and simplicity. The breakfast menu is short, sweet and typically French - think deliciously flaky ham and cheese croissant with a punchy thimble of coffee. The best bit is, it's très cheap. Go for: Breakfast with a side of people watching.

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