Best brunch in Edinburgh

Zopaash Iqbal | Date posted - 16 Nov 2018
It’s the most important meal of the day, well it is for us. We’re talkin’ brunch. Brunch times are the best times, and we’ve dragged ourselves out of bed to bring you a list of the best brunch spots in Edinburgh.

Mimi's Bakehouse

Scottish, Afternoon Tea, Brunch
If you have a sweet tooth there’s no doubt that you’ve heard of Mimi’s Bakehouse, but did you know they have a pretty impressive brunch menu too? Think breakfast rolls, French toast, and full hearty breakfasts that will give you that much needed fuel for the day. Mimi’s also cater to those with various dietary requirements, with a good number of veggie options, gluten free and vegan dishes too.

The Scottish Cafe

Set the tone for the rest of the day and treat yourself to brunch in the award-winning Scottish Cafe and Restaurant. Situated in the Scottish National Gallery at The Mound in Edinburgh, this place is ready to welcome you for Sunday brunch from 10am-3pm. The menu includes a range of hearty breakfast options, which are ideal to get you ready for a day shopping in the capital.


No need to wake up early for this one, Contini serve brunch all day Sunday from 10am-5pm, Hurray! Whether you’re struggling with a hangover or just feeling a bit tired, Contini have a wide selection of brunch dishes on offer that will have you feeling great in no time. From fresh salmon to a healthy avocado loaded brunch,  they also do cocktails to go with brunch, if you’re up to it?


How do you like your eggs in the morning? We like ours with a gorgeous view of Edinburgh Castle, which is exactly what you’ll get at Chaophraya Edinburgh. Whether you like to start your day with a sweet treat or something savoury, Chaophraya have you covered. Try the coconut pancakes, served with golden syrup or if you’re going for the savoury option try the Thai omelette or the Thai tacos. You can even have both with the brunch deal where you can enjoy as many dishes as you desire for £25pp.

The Little Chartroom

Is it really Sunday without brunch? Open from 10am-1.30pm on Sundays, The Little Chartroom is a great addition to the Edinburgh restaurant scene. With only 18 covers we recommend booking a table if you want to avoid disappointment. It might be ‘little’ but the food here packs a big punch. Have a look at the full brunch menu as there is sure to be something that takes your fancy.

Thrive Cafe

If you’re after cosy brunch vibes look no further than Thrive Cafe. The newest addition to Edinburgh’s thriving veggie/vegan scene this place is a must try for a healthy filling brunch. Expect dishes like Migas tacos with scrambled tofu, spinach, salsa, and guacamole or go for a buddha bowl with mixed fruits and yoghurt.

Smoke Stack

Steak, Fine Dining, Brunch
Forgive us for waffling on, but no list of best brunches in Edinburgh is complete without, Smoke Stack. Serving brunch from 9-12pm on weekdays and until 4pm on weekends, Smoke Stack are known as Edinburgh’s waffle connoisseurs. Whether you’re a sweet or savoury person, we promise you’ll find something you like on the menu. For savoury lovers we have the huevos rancheros, topped with salsa, black beans, monterey jack cheese and a fried egg. For those with a sweet tooth there’s the chocolate banana waffles, made with fried sweet banana, chocolate sauce, and vanilla ice cream, is it brunch time yet?
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