City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Restaurants: Cafes

These are recently added Edinburgh restaurants. See also our latest Edinburgh Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Namesort icon Type Description
Beirut Restaurant, Edinburgh


Cafes, Lebanese

Sleek, modern restaurant offering both a traditional and creative approach to Lebanese cuisine.

Photo of the Blue Parrot Cantina, Edinburgh restaurant

Blue Parrot Cantina

Brunch, Cafes, Mexican

For long a great place to stop and drink tea, this small, informal, basement cafe now specialises in Mexican food. Look for the blue parrot and head downstairs.

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Broughton Delicatessen

Breakfast, Brunch, Cafes, Scottish, Takeaway

Eclectic meals based on taste, quality, and seasonality. Sit-in cafe, with local artists exhibiting, and takeaway (office lunches and the like).

Teapot and cup

Burr & Co


Situated on George Street Burr & Co is the latest addition to Edinburgh's vibrant coffee scene Sample our range of food & drink to eat in or take away.

Cafe Camino outside

Cafe Camino


The St. Mary's Cathedral Cafe, popular for breakfast and lunch. Outside tables available.

Photo of Cafe Rouge on Frederick Street, Edinburgh

Cafe Rouge

Breakfast, Cafes, French

Only two of the French restaurant chain's 121 Cafe Rouges are in Scotland. This is one of them (the other is in Glasgow).

Cafe Zest


Café Zest Edinburgh is the perfect place to relax after a hard day's shopping.

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Casa Angelina

Breakfast, Brunch, Cafes, Italian, Scottish

Indulgent tearoom full of gorgeous treats

Circle Cafe front

Circle Cafe

Breakfast, Brunch, Cafes, Scottish

Fresh, seasonal, interesting, affordable, stylish, hand-made food, served in a comfortable, informal and contemporary space.

City Cafe, Edinburgh

City Cafe

American, Breakfast, Brunch, Cafes

Under new management in 2010, the City Cafe has taken on a Fifties American diner theme complete with jukebox and kids' activities. Open late.

Photo of Coco on Broughton Street front entrance

Coco on Broughton


High quality chocolate heaven has arrived to tempt  Broughton Village!

Coffee Angel


Friendly,  relaxed cafe offering soups, on-site sandwiches, cakes, and selling award winning teas and fair trade coffees.  Local ingredients are sourced where possible.

Diner 7

American, Breakfast, Cafes

American-style diner in Leith specialising in chargrilled burgers and steaks. There is also a daily specials menu, a full Sunday breakfast menu and a selection of desserts and ice creams.

Elephants and Bagels cafe

Elephants and Bagels

Breakfast, Brunch, Cafes, Vegetarian

As the name suggests, a cosy, breakfast and all-day cafe with a distinctive elephantine theme. Serves an array of bagel sandwiches.



Central tea boutique and cafe that has a tea for every occasion it would seem.

Fredericks Coffee House


Offering a range of teas, coffees, soft drinks, soups, salads and paninis in a bright, pleasant atmosphere.

Hard Rock Cafe

American, Cafes, Pub-grub

Scotland's only Hard Rock serves up all American burgers, fries, and smokey Southern BBQ'd cooking with classic rock memorabilia surroundings.

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Brunch, Cafes, English, Pub-grub, Scottish

Popular local, attracting mix of people. Primarily a well-stocked bar, Hector's also has a range of bar food and coffee. Best-known for its Saturday and Sunday brunch and Sunday roast.

Le Cafe Gourmand

Breakfast, Brunch, Cafes, French, Takeaway

Café, creperie, croques, macarons, pastries, and cakes.

Leo's Beanery


Basement café in Edinburgh's New Town offering coffee, tea, sandwiches and baked goods.