Welcome to our guide to the best brunch spots in Edinburgh, Scotland! Brunch has become a beloved ritual for many, offering a leisurely start to your Edinburgh weekend and a chance to scoff down delicious food with friends and loved ones. Whether you're nursing a hangover from all the whisky the night before, catching up with friends, or to simple refuel, Edinburgh is bursting with incredible brunch spots that are sure to satisfy.

The 14 Best Edinburgh Brunch Spots


The Best Brunch in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh

1. Blackbird

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Address:
37-39 Leven St, Edinburgh EH3 9LH
Vibes: Quirky and rustic.
Average Price: £10-£15 per person
Must-Try: Their classic Eggs Benedict or the indulgent French toast topped with seasonal berries.
Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh, Blackbird offers a centrally convenient spot for a boozy brunch with friends. Tuck into their classic Eggs Benedict, where perfectly poached eggs rest atop toasted English muffins, draped in velvety hollandaise sauce. For those with a sweet tooth, the French toast is a must-try, adorned with a generous serving of seasonal berries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

2. Montpelliers


Address:
159-161 Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4DG
Vibes: Trendy and vibrant atmosphere with outdoor seating options.
Average Price: £9-£13 per person
Must-Try: The hearty breakfast burrito packed with savoury fillings and served with salsa and guacamole.
Also featured in our list of the most romantic Edinburgh bars, Montpeliers Brasserie has been a firm favourite amongst locals for over twenty years. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, Montpeliers is particularly well-loved for its delicious brunches. Infamous, in fact, with the ‘Full Monty’ breakfast being a firm favourite in Bruntsfield and beyond! They are committed to sourcing locally and work closely with their suppliers to bring customers great, locally sourced Scottish products. Whether you're indulging in their famous breakfast burrito or a stack of fluffy pancakes, Montpeliers promises a quality Edinburgh brunch.

3. Victor Hugo Deli

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Address:
26-27 Melville Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 1LP
Vibes: Charming French-style deli offering a cosy Edinburgh brunch spot
Average Price: £6-£10 per person
Must-Try: The Croque Madame served with a side of crispy fries for a taste of Parisian indulgence.

A stone's throw from the Meadows, Victor Hugo Deli transports diners to a charming French-style deli, offering a quirky brunch spot perfect for people watching. Don't miss out on their Croque Madame, served with a side of crispy fries, for a taste of Parisian indulgence right in the heart of Edinburgh.

The Best Brunch in Dalry, Edinburgh

4. The Clock Cafe

Address: 457 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4QJ
Vibes: Homely and hearty with friendly service.
Average Price: £7-£12 per person
Must-Try: The Scottish Breakfast platter for a hearty start to your day.
Not far from Haymarket train station in bustling Dalry, The Clock Cafe offers a homely, no frills atmosphere with friendly staff and hearty portions. Step inside and you'll find yourself surrounded by eclectic décor and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. We recommend the full Scottish Breakfast platter complete with bacon, toast, black pudding and tattie scones. The prices are also very reasonable so you can fill up your bellies for your Edinburgh adventure without breaking your budget.

The Best Brunch in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

5. Loudons

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Address:
94b Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA
Vibes: Modern and spacious setting with a bustling atmosphere.
Average Price: £12-£18 per person
Must-Try: Their signature avocado toast topped with poached eggs and crispy bacon.
For a healthy and creative twist on brunch, head to Loudons in Fountainbridge. With their inclusive brunch menu that caters to vegans, vegetarians and those who can't eat gluten, this Edinburgh brunch spot is great for groups! We recommend their signature avocado toast, topped with perfectly poached eggs and crispy bacon, all served on artisanal sourdough bread. With its vibrant atmosphere and mouthwatering menu, Loudons is sure to become your go-to spot for a memorable brunch experience.

The Best Brunch in the Southbridge, Edinburgh

6. Greenwoods

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Address:
37 Clerk St, Edinburgh EH8 9JQ
Vibes: A blend of European and Scottish favourites.
Average Price: £10-£14 per person
Must-Try: The smoked salmon and scrambled eggs served on freshly baked sourdough bread.
Greenwoods offers one of the best Edinburgh brunch experiences, blending Dutch heritage with Scottish charm. Since their inception in 1988, they've been the go-to Edinburgh brunch spot for locals and visitors alike seeking top-quality breakfast, brunch, lunch, and tea. With their commitment to product freshness, high-quality ingredients, and excellent service, every visit to Greenwoods offers the same incredible quality. From classic favourites like Eggs Benedict to Dutch icons like 'appeltaart' (apple pie), their brunch menu caters to European and Scottish breakfast tastes.

7. Mimi's Bakehouse

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Address:
63 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6RA
Vibes: Quirky and charming bakery
Average Price: £6-£10 per person
Must-Try: The indulgent Nutella-stuffed French toast served with whipped cream and berries.
For brunch on the go, grab some delicious pastries from Mimi's and eat them as you head down the Royal Mile to explore Holyrood Palace and the surrounding green areas. Mimi's is a family-run Edinburgh bakery that charms visitors with vintage-inspired decor, offering a delightful bakery experience. Indulge in their must-try Nutella-stuffed French toast, served with whipped cream and berries, for a sweet and indulgent brunch treat that will satisfy any craving.

The Best Brunch in Stockbridge, Edinburgh

8. The Pantry

Address: 1 N W Circus Pl, Edinburgh EH3 6ST
Vibes: Cosmopolitan and chic setting with Instagram-worthy decor.
Average Price: £10-£16 per person
Must-Try: The Pantry Breakfast Board features a selection of artisanal cheeses, cured meats, and homemade preserves.

Down in picturesque Stockbridge lies The Pantry. This cosmopolitan café boasts chic décor and Instagram-worthy aesthetics, making it a favourite spot for brunch enthusiasts and social media mavens alike. Dive into the Pantry Breakfast Board, a tantalizing array of artisanal cheeses, cured meats, and homemade preserves that promise to tantalize your taste buds. With its vibrant atmosphere and delectable menu, The Pantry invites you to indulge in a brunch experience that's as delightful as it is delicious.

9. Söderberg

Address: 3 Deanhaugh St, Edinburgh EH4 1LU
Vibes: Scandinavian-inspired cafe with minimalist decor and a cosy feel.
Average Price: £7-£11 per person
Must-Try: The cinnamon buns are freshly baked in-house and served warm with a cup of their speciality coffee.

With locations all over the city, Söderberg brings a taste of Scandinavia to Edinburgh with its minimalist decor and unbeatable smells of freshly baked goods. Treat yourself to their freshly baked cinnamon buns, served warm and paired perfectly with a cup of their speciality coffee. It's the ultimate comfort food experience that will leave you feeling warm and satisfied.

10. The Birchwood

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Address:
3-5 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8LN
Vibes: Laid-back and welcoming atmosphere with a focus on wholesome, homemade dishes.
Average Price: £8-£14 per person
Must-Try: The indulgent breakfast skillet is loaded with eggs, potatoes, sausage, and melted cheese.

The Birchwood is an unassuming Edinburgh brunch spot that welcomes guests with its laid-back and welcoming atmosphere, where homemade dishes steal the show. Dive into their indulgent breakfast skillet, loaded with eggs, potatoes, sausage, and melted cheese, for a hearty brunch that hits all the right notes.

The Best Brunch in Morningside, Edinburgh

11. Salt Café

Address: 57-61 Blackfriars St, Edinburgh EH1 1NB
Vibes: Casual and relaxed atmosphere with a focus on locally sourced ingredients.
Average Price: £8-£12 per person
Must-Try: The buttermilk pancakes drizzled with maple syrup and served with crispy bacon.

Our next pick for the best brunch in Edinburgh is Salt Café which offers a casual and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for unwinding with friends over brunch. With a focus on locally sourced ingredients, every dish tells a story of Scotland's culinary heritage. When stopping by this top Edinburgh brunch spot, try their brioche bun with either salmon, sausage or eggs (or add them all!).

12. Honeycomb & Co

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Address:
1 Merchiston Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4NP
Vibes: Bright and airy cafe with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Average Price: £9-£15 per person
Must-Try: The Shakshuka - a spicy North African dish featuring poached eggs in a rich tomato and pepper sauce, served with crusty bread for dipping.
Honeycomb & Co offers brunch with a twist where fresh, seasonal ingredients take centre stage. Indulge in their must-try Shakshuka, a spicy North African dish featuring poached eggs in a rich tomato and pepper sauce, served with crusty bread for dipping.

The Best Brunch in the Grassmarket, Edinburgh

13. Hula

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Address:
103-105 W Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2JP
Vibes: Health-conscious cafe with a laid-back vibe and a focus on sustainability.
Average Price: £8-£12 per person
Must-Try: The Acai Bowl topped with fresh fruits, granola, and a drizzle of honey for a nutritious and delicious brunch option.
Hula is a healthy brunch cafe located on the winding street leading down to the Grassmarket and offers a laid-back brunch vibe with a focus on sustainability. Start your day right with their Acai Bowl, topped with fresh fruits, granola, and a drizzle of honey, for a nutritious and delicious brunch option that's as good for your body as it is for your taste buds.

The Best Brunch in the New Town, Edinburgh

14. The Dome

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Address:
14 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PF
Vibes: Grand and opulent setting with stunning architectural features.
Average Price: £15-£20 per person
Must-Try: The Scottish Smoked Salmon Platter served with freshly baked pastries and a glass of champagne for a truly luxurious brunch experience.
Definitely our most bougie brunch option, having brunch at the Dome exudes grandeur and opulence, with stunning architectural features that create a truly luxurious setting. Treat yourself to their Scottish Smoked Salmon Platter, served with freshly baked pastries and a glass of champagne, for a luxury brunch fit for royalty. To eat at the Dome you'll need to pay a £10 deposit as this is definitely the most popular place for brunch in Edinburgh and demand is high!

Which Edinburgh brunch spot will you go to?

We hope our list of the best brunch in Edinburgh has inspired you on where to go to fill you up before your day of exploring this incredible Scottish city. Whether you're craving a classic Scottish breakfast or a trendy avocado toast, there's something to delight every palate. So gather your friends, reserve a table, and treat yourself to the best brunch in Edinburgh!

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