- Cafes in Edinburgh
Just booked a few days up there over Christmas and looking for recommendations for good independent cafes. I avoid the chains so anything in the residential areas nearby as I will have my Brompton and staying in the centre Good cakes, decent coffee, breakfast type places.
Any local advice much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Just another if I may, any ideas for places to cycle to up to say 5 miles from centre on tarmac, preferably cycle lanes. Flattish it’s a Brompton.Posted 3 years agoyourguitarheroMember
Cycling – try the union canal from Lochrin Basin in Tollcross. About 5 miles gets you to the edge of the city.
Or get on the cycle paths near Murrayfield that are old raised railway lines. You can get down to Silverknowes promenade which is a huge big way bit of tarmac that follows the coast. Good pub at the end at Cramond. Nice beers and roasts etc.
Cafe-wise…. I like Kilimanjiro which is on Nicolson Street near the University. Good breakfasts. There are a few ones called Peters Yard or Soderberg which are Swedish I think? SOurdough pizza is nice.
Also the Pine Tree Bakery in Tollcross is great, but more takeaway I think
Lovecrumbs (also near tollcross) does good cakePosted 3 years agojoshvegasMember
The Pantry in Stockbridge
Leos Beanery in stock bridge
Ronde in stockbridge (also a high end bike shop)
Love crumbs off the grass market
As above Earthy
Blue bear in canonmills
Brompton along any of the old railways in north edinburgh will get you too many places with a nice journey.
You can get to the bridges too.Posted 3 years agogauss1777Member
Every other building in Edinburgh is a cafe. Many are excellent, however I’d second the recommendations of Peters Yard or Soderberg as their cakes and buns are to die for. They are (particularly Peters Yard) well situated, near the Meadows/ university. A few good bike shops nearby and the start of the canal which is a pleasant flat cycle, although busy at the usual times.Posted 3 years ago
‘Coffee lovers Edinburgh’ is a website with ratings for independent cafes, that would keep you going for a long time.tenacious_dougMember
Recommendations in here http://edinburghcoffeelovers.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1
And this app (Apple version may be available??) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.blackcompanystudios.edinburghcoffeelovers
Both tend to be pretty reliable. Edinburgh has an excellent coffee scene for even the mostPosted 3 years ago
snobbishdiscerning of coffee drinkers.cooganMember13thfloormonkMember
Best place in Edinburgh as far as I’m concerned is Di Giorgios. Best egg benedict I’ve had in Edinburgh, superb smoothies and fabulous coffee. Everyone I’ve taken there loves the place. Highly recommended.
Beat me to it, we’re there ever other weekend, the French toast with bacon and maple syrup is fantastic, amazing how they can do such a staple dish so much better than anywhere else, even the bacon seems better than I’ve had elsewhere. Total fanboi here.
That said, Smokestack just up the road on Broughton Street does a fantastic Huevos Rancheros, think a sort of breakfast mexican on a really tasty pancake batter waffle. Mmmmm….
Di Giorgio’s wins for proximity to bike shops though, you’ve got the wee EBC just up the road, Alpine Bikes and Ronde just slightly further away and also the funky wee independent one at the other end of Stockbridge, I forget the name of it 😳Posted 3 years ago
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