Best Breakfast Spots in Edinburgh

Our Favourite Breakfast Spots in Edinburgh

When it comes to the most important meal of the day, Scotland’s capital knows how to serve you well. From traditional Scottish fayre to international delights, Edinburgh has everything you could hope for. Whether you’re craving haggis or haloumi, naan bread or eggs benny, this post will point you in the right direction – and make you hungry! 

Nobles Bar & Restaurant, Leith. 

If it’s a full Scottish breakfast you’re after, it doesn’t get much better than this. Stornoway black pudding is the key selling point of this satisfying serving, alongside local haggis, sausage, bacon, mushroom, tattie scone, baked beans, and eggs cooked how you like them. Not to mention some fancy toasted bread for that wee bit extra sustenance. Only those with a hearty appetite will finish the lot! We also love the crispy polenta dish, with cheese, tomato, poached eggs and romesco sauce. Nobles prides itself on locally sourced ingredients, and the proof is on the plate.

Best Breakfast Spots in Edinburgh | Nobles Bar

Loudons Café & Bakery, Fountainbridge. 

Loudons takes eggs benny to a whole new level. Each dish features perfectly poached eggs on homemade English muffins, with a choice of delicious toppings. Smoked salmon, chipotle coriander sauce, and cajun spiced crayfish? Go for the Louisiana. Or perhaps you’re more of a creamed spinach, pulled pork and chilli mango sauce aficionado? Failing that, you’ll be sure to settle for some goat’s cheese, chorizo, haggis, or avocado. Good luck with the decision making, and on resisting the home-baking afterwards. 

Dishoom, St Andrews Square. 

An Indian restaurant? For breakfast?! Yep, that’s right. Dishoom is the exotic way to start your day, with spiced eggs and homemade buns or omelette with coriander and green chilli. Our top recommendation, however, is the delish filled naan. Freshly baked naan is filled with herbs, chilli tomato jam and a wee bit cream cheese, along with Scottish smoked streaky bacon and/or sausages. Order with a side of masala beans or grilled mushrooms, and don’t forget to try the ‘house chai’; a truly warming treat for the taste buds with free refills. There’s a reason why there are queues outside (always book in advanced!!!!). 

Best Breakfast Spots in Edinburgh | The Dishoom

The Pantry, Stockbridge. 

The Pantry sits in the village-like area of Stockbridge, and serves quality local produce in a bustling café setting. We love colourful dishes with a variety of flavours! Our personal favourite is the Sunshine on Stockbridge with sweet potato, plum tomatoes, grilled courgette, guasacaca, free-range poached eggs and poblano, sounds good right? The BBQ chorizo add-on is also an absolute must! The ‘V-Guy’ meat-free breakfast is also a hot favourite thanks to the tasty veggie haggis and crispy haloumi. Perfect with a flat white and freshly squeezed orange juice. 

Best Breakfast Spots in Edinburgh | The Pantry

The Educated Flea, Broughton Street. 

This cute and compact eatery never fails to satisfy. The menu is filled with quality, local ingredients, used to form interesting and flavourful dishes. The brunch menu typically features a hearty potato hash creation and eggs that could be poached, scrambled or fried. This tatsy treat can be accompanied by ham hock or pulled pork with a fresh salsa or pea puree. 

Those with an impressive appetite can mix and match dishes from the brunch and lunch menus as part of the two-course lunch for £12. Bargain. 

Best Breakfast Spots in Edinburgh | The Education Flea

Café Tartine a.k.a the French place, Leith  

Cafe Tartine on Leith Shore is fondly nicknamed “The French Place” by the Intrepidus Outdoors management, who it would be safe to say frequent this establishment. Cafe Tartine offers a rustic French experience, is dog friendly and is open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. What we would like to highlight about this spot is that both the sweet and savoury crepes are exceptional, lots of choice for breakfast (and lunch) and many tasty sweet options too. The final favourite about this spot, of which big boss Ross has assured me, is that the hot chocolate (with cream and marshmallows) at Café Tartine is the best in Edinburgh? You let us know if you agree!

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Brunch and supper, George IV Bridge

You can’t talk about breakfast…well, brunch in Edinburgh without Brunch and Supper being pretty high up your list. Located on the George IV Bridge you have some of the best food in Edinburgh smack bang in the centre of the city. If your looking for a full Scottish breakfast or a vegan breakfast burrito, Brunch and Supper has you covered. We really recommend you check these guys out! However, it is also worth mentioning that if you are joining us for a canyoning or coasteering adventure, or booked on one of your hen or stag party packages…these are the people that provide our awesome catering!!! They are that good!!!!

Who Intrepidus Outdoors Are?

Intrepidus Outdoors is an adventure tourism provider based in Edinburgh. We specialise in hill walking, canyoning, coasteering and canoeing tours across Scotland. We deliver these adventures to stag and hen parties, and adult groups visiting Edinburgh. At Intrepidus we also like to provide interesting and informative blog posts about our experiences of Edinburgh! if you like what you have read, check us out on Facebook, YouTube, and Trip Advisor!

Intrepidus Outdoors

Intrepidus Outdoors specialises in Outdoor Activites Edinburgh. We are a adventure tourism and outdoor education provider based in Edinburgh. We specialise in canyoning, coasteering, mountain biking and hill walking, and deliver these adventurous experiences across Scotland and the North of England. The experiences that we provide take clients into some of the most exquisite, incredible and extreme environments the UK has to offer.

Mission Statment :

To deliver the highest quality adventurous experiences to entertain, thrill and inspire.

Outdoor Activities Edinburgh & Scotland

Our values reflect those of a business started by a small group of rock climbers and mountain bikers. The experiences that we have had adventuring, and our passion for the outdoors, has led us to choose a lifestyle dedicated to sharing our love for the outdoors with others. The approach that we take to the experiences that we provide, and the business that we run, is that of sustainability, and an unapologetic quest for quality.

For us at Intrepidus Outdoors, we recognise that our experiences kayaking in clean rivers, surfing on unpolluted beaches and climbing frozen waterfalls have contributed to who we are as people. Therefore, protecting the planet so that the next generation of adventurers can have their own experiences, is hugely important for us. We believe that for people, communities and businesses to make the choice to minimise their impact on our planet, they must first value the planet that we have. We feel that the best way for people to value our blue planet, is to have first hand quality experiences in nature. They can then see the beauty of a forest, feel the power of an ocean and learn to love what is outside our towns and cities, so that they then fight to protect them. We strive to through the products that we deliver make a small difference to peoples understanding of the impact that they have on our world.

Our experiences adventuring have made us who we are and Intrepidus Outdoors is a reflection of us. We provide real adventurous experience that we hope you will cherish.

Adventure Activities Edinburgh & Scotland

There are cities where stuff is happening all year round and where you will never get bored. Edinburgh is undoubtedly one of these cities. It’s an extraordinary place, full of history, festivals, impressive architecture and plenty of attractions you won’t find anywhere else. Not to mention that we are located on the door step of so many amazing adventures and outdoor experiences.

We would like to introduce you to this extraordinary city, giving you a full range of possibilities that can be found north of the wall! Edinburgh has a huge dose of beautiful history, world-famous festivals, fantastic attractions, adrenaline fuled expereinces and great food. Edinburgh is calling you and you simply cannot refuse its invitation.

There are a many outdoor and adventurous experiences to be had in Edinburgh. If you are a thrill seeker visiting Edinburgh and interested in a canyoning, coasteering or mountain biking adventure in Scotland, Get In Touch!

Outdoor Adventures Scotland

It’s no secret that Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From the rural coastlines to vast mountain ranges, we have it all.

Whatever kind of experience you’re after you’re sure to find it here, so we’ve put together an adventurer’s guide to Scotland to help get you started. Our guide breaks down all the outdoor activities Edinburgh has to offer and many more adventures to keep you entertained on your holdiay.

To read more check out our adventures guide to Scotland [here]

Check out our Trip Advisor, Youtube channel, Visit Scotland page and blog to hear about how others found their outdoor adventure with Intrepidus outdoors and to see what we do!


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