Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day that should not be skipped, according to some experts. While we will leave the “whether skipping breakfast is good or bad” debates up to qualified health professionals, breakfast food is delicious and we want to tell you all about our favourite places around Edinburgh.
1. Le Petit Café
Those who are a fan of crepes and galettes will enjoy Le Petit Café on Morrison Street. The cafe offers friendly service and all the crepes one can dream of. Guests can opt for savoury with the Complete galette that comes with cheddar, ham and fried eggs, or go for the stack of five pancakes with bananas, peanut butter, maple syrup, and walnuts should satisfy those with a sweet-tooth. And for the health-conscious, go for the Healthy breakfast that comes with freshly squeezed orange juice, a Greek yogurt and banana, muesli, chia seeds, mix of nuts and honey bow, accompanied with a satisfying cup of tea.
32 Morrison St, EH3 8BJ
Previously mentioned in our ‘Best Cafes With Food You Could Eat For The Rest Of Your Life‘ feature, La’Telve will have to make a come back to this breakfast list, too. With an extensive menu of everything you could imagine served on toast, as well as a noteworthy selection of All Day Breakfasts, breakfast foods can be consumed for any meal at the cafe. Tuck into the Mediterranean Breakfast with an omelette and a feta cheese pastry paired with halloumi, vegetables and fruits, or opt for their famous homemade pancakes with fruits and maple syrup.
163-165 Morningside Road
3. The Pantry
The Pantry is not a secret, since it’s one of the most popular cafes in Edinburgh having opened in 2012. However, there is a reason why it’s so popular, and it’s because of the food. Plus, most coffee snobs like me would also give a nod of approval to their coffee. With a small are for outdoor seating, The Pantry is a breakfast lovers dream when it comes to eggs benny, french toast or anything breakfast-related.
1 North West Circus Place, EH3 6ST
4. Cowan and Sons
Cowan and Sons have been around a while (since 1997, to be precise), while located at the heart of Stockbridge. The cafe accepts walk-ins only, so we’d recommend showing up bright and early to grab a spot as it gets busy. Expect all sorts of toppings on toast, amazing cakes as well as decent coffee. Plus, the spot has recently started collaborating with independent artists to showcase one-of-a-kind prints within the space.
33 Raeburn Pl, Stockbridge, EH4 1HX
5. Seb’s Urban Jungle
Seb’s Urban Jungle is a plant lover’s refuge, where a plant shop meets cafe concept lets visitors hang out amongst dozens of beautiful plants while sipping on that morning (or afternoon) coffee. On top of topping up your plant baby collection, you can grab breakfast. Previously located on Easter Road, the shop has moved to a different, slightly busier location nearby to create an oasis among the true urban jungle that is Leith Walk. Expect classics such as a cheese and ham croissant, or go for something a wee bit more adventurous such as toasted sourdough with hummus, spinach, roasted red pepper, red onion and feta.
6. BAM Coffee
BAM Coffee is a tucked away gem on Salamander Street, just a five minute walk away from The Shore. On top of being dog-friendly, and is a firm favourite among locals (including us). From buddha bowls to full breakfasts, everything on toast and some cracking sweet treats. The Bamacado Toast is also a noteworthy breakfast option, with smashed seasoned svo, charred lime, poached egg, toasted sourdough and Sriracha. In addition to the wholesome food options, BAM offers their own branded coffee, also available for purchase.
22a Salamander St, Leith, EH6 7HZ