We hope that everyone reading this is ready to take a deep dive into the best places to eat breakfast in Edinburgh. Our only real goal is to help you find the right meal to kick start your day.
The best all-around brunch and breakfast restaurants in Edinburgh will be where we begin. We know that many of you will be trying to find delicious eggs, omelets, waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, sandwiches, wraps, bacon, sausage, or more and the spots on that list will have what you are after.
Up next we will get into healthy vegan and vegetarian breakfast options in your area. Our next few subjects are pretty similar with local bakeries, donut, and bagel shops.
Drinks will be our next focus as cafes to get your coffee as well as some more healthy options like smoothies and juice bars get a mention. All day breakfast restaurants near you will wrap this up because we know that the morning hours are not the only time to indulge, and we will try to mention any brunch buffets throughout the post when applicable.
Towards the conclusion you will find a map with every place we mention pinned on it, and anyone that wants to check out our other posts on this area of the world is welcome to do so right there.
Best Edinburgh Breakfast & Brunch Restaurants
You will have a good chance of finding the best bacon, eggs, waffles, pancakes, omelets, and more if you eat at the best Edinburgh breakfast and brunch restaurants:
- The Edinburgh Larder at 15 Blackfriars St
- Mums Great Comfort Food at 4A Forrest Rd
- The Ivy on the Square at 6 St Andrew Square
- Loudons at 94B Fountainbridge
- The Painted Rooster at 10 Melville Pl
The Edinburgh Larder makes breakfast, lunch, and coffee every day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served all day at The Ivy including light snacks, sandwiches, and afternoon teas.
Loudons prepares homemade breakfasts in your area along with some tasty cakes that are free of gluten and dairy. You can eat hearty breakfasts, sandwiches, and pierogis at The Painted Rooster on weekdays from 8:30am to 3:30pm and 9am to 5pm on weekends.
Vegan & Vegetarian Breakfasts
Have your first meal at one of these healthy vegan or vegetarian breakfast spots if you want to live your best life:
- Seeds For The Soul at 167 Bruntsfield Pl
- Beetroot Sauvage at 33-41 Ratcliffe Terrace
- Holy Cow at 34 Elder St
Seeds For The Soul makes vegan dishes for brunch near you and specialty gourmet cakes from 10am to 10pm. Breakfast and lunch are available all day at Beetroot Sauvage where they also feature courtyard seating throughout the week except for Monday and Tuesday when they are closed.
Vegan food, desserts, and smoothies are served in a bright setting at Holy Cow.
Donut Shops In Edinburgh
Or just eat something delicious at one of these donut shops near you:
- Considerit at 3 5A Sciennes
- The Bearded Baker at 46 Rodney St
- Naked Bakery at 24A Hill St
- The Kilted Donut at 191 Great Jct St
Local Bagel Shops
Expect to find a wide variety of bagels and probably even some breakfast sandwiches at:
- Elephant & Bagels at 37 Marshall St
- Bross Bagels at 177 Portobello High St
- Bagel Factory at Edinburgh Waverley Station
Both The Painted Rooster and The Bearded Baker from some different lists offer tasty bagels in your area too.
There are lots of bakeries around town that have good early morning options:
- Gooseneck Bakery at 22 Grindlay St
- Greek Artisan Pastries at 23 Bread St
- Preacher’s at 24-26 Lady Lawson St
- Cuckoo’s Bakery at 150 Dundas St
Gooseneck Bakery specializes in specialty coffee and tea as well as homemade sweet and savory baked goods. Greek Artisan has authentic sweet and savory pastries too as well as barista coffee.
Freshly baked bread and other baked goods as well as some great local breakfast and coffees are prepared at Preacher’s. Cuckoo’s Bakery is also a good option for breakfast, brunch, and lunch as well as cakes, specialty coffees, and teas.
Cafes In Your Area
Kick your day off with a caffeine blast at one of these cafes:
- The Coffee Mill Café at 54-56 West Port
- Lowdown at 40 George St
- Zebra Coffee Co at 16 Bank St
- Fortitude Coffee at 3C York Pl
- Southern Cross Café at 63A Cockburn St
The Coffee Mill Café is open from 8am to 4pm and serves breakfast all day near you as well as soups, sandwiches, and salads. Lowdown is a fine place to try caffeinated beverages and tasty baked goods.
Zebra Coffee Co has artisan coffees, delectable home baked goods, and filling brunches. Some of the items offered at Southern Cross Café include espresso drinks, homemade cakes, and a variety of Scottish light meals.
Smoothies & Juice Bars
Wraps, sandwiches, bowls, and other healthy food for your morning should also be available at these smoothie and juice bars:
Don’t forget about the smoothies at Holy Cow from our initial best Edinburgh breakfast and brunch list either.
All Day Breakfast Restaurants
When you want your bacon and eggs on your own schedule visit an Edinburgh all day breakfast restaurant:
Breakfast is served all day in your area at The City Café including American fare, shakes, trendy regulars, and much more every day from 9am to 12am. The Pantry cooks breakfast, brunch, and lunch every day from 9am to 4pm. Other restaurants mentioned throughout the post serving all day breakfast near you include Beetroot Sauvage and The Coffee Mill Café.
Just in case you were interested we have also written about:
- All-Day Breakfast & Buffets in Glasgow
- All-Day Breakfast & Buffets in Belfast
- All-Day Breakfast & Buffets in Dublin
- All-Day Breakfast & Buffets in London
Enjoy Your Breakfast In Edinburgh
For now that is all we have to mention but check back often because we plan to update this page throughout the year. Now that you know about all of those local breakfast spots to get your eggs, omelets, bacon, pancakes, or waffles as well as buffets, healthy vegetarian and vegan options, donut and bagel shops near you, cafes, smoothie and juice bars, and all day restaurants you can tackle the morning.
Don’t be afraid to mention if we got anything incorrect in the comments, and feel free to share any early morning meal tips for your area that you may have too. Now go have fun enjoying your breakfast in Edinburgh.