Little Gems

I recommend these Little Gems:

For Burgers:

  • Holyrood 9a – Really tasty burger as well as the sweet potato fries.
  • Burger – Fountainbridge or Shandwick Place – I like the chilli fries and the burgers are just as scrumptious!
  • Burger Meets Bun – Not always on the menu but do get the pulled pork croquettes if you can.  If you can’t you can still eat a delicious burger!
  • Five Guys, Fort Kinnaird – not a gourmet burger but still a tasty dirty burger
BMB's Veggie Mushroom Burger
BMB’s Veggie Mushroom Burger


Need a meal out? Check these places out:

  •   Really enjoyed every bite at Timberyard, Lady Lawson Street.
  • Field EDINBURGH, West Nicolson Street – Here the cuisine is Scottish and the menu let alone is tasty!  Great food, service and YES, I will be back!
  • The Ondine, George IV Bridge – Seafood on the posh side, but well worth the bucks!
  • The Paper Mill, Lasswade – I’ve been here a few times now, both with friends and family.  They are great for lunch and dinner or a coffee and cake.
  • Castle Terrace, Edinburgh – Had the taster menu here on our 6th year wedding anniversary and I am still dreaming about the petite fours!
  • The Sun Inn, Lothianbridge, Dalkeith – always greeted with a warm welcome and it’s a favourite with the family.  Food is always tasty and the desserts are sublime!
  • Treacle, Broughton Street – Yummy pies and brilliant deep-fried brioche filled with jam!
  • Cafe Andaluz, George Street – Tapas and good it is.
  • Harajuku Kitchen, Bruntsfield – First time was excellent and I tend to take Mr. C back with me.  Yes, it was that good!  Their Dumplings are delicious!
A happy tongue indeed at The Sun Inn
A happy tongue indeed at The Sun Inn

Cocktails & (other) Drinks

  •  Panda & Son’swhich is very quirky & you get a great cocktail with theatre!
  • Another Place for a great cocktail is Juniper, Princes Street – nice chunky potato chips too!
  • Devils Advocate – Advocates Close, It’s fairly new and down a few steps, my first visit was for Yelp Edinburgh’s 3rd Birthday Party!  Would love to come back and try the menu, the pulled pork has me pulled!
  • Sofi’s Bar, Henderson St, Leith – Quirky and Cosy Bar – very nice!

Out of Town (but worth a trip!)

  •  The Lobster Shack, North Berwick – OMG – This has to be the best finds ever!  Take a harbour scene, a hut and some fresh lobster and you have this!  Delicious Lobster served with side salad, chips and a lovely sauce 🙂
  • The Tyningham Coffee & Gift Shop, East Lothian – A little gem!  Small but has a brilliant little package! Lovely gift shop and delicious Homemade cakes, soups and sandwiches!
  • Steampunk Coffee, North Berwick take advantage of the sun and sit outside with a delicious cake & coffee!  You can also catch them at Stockbridge Market, Edinburgh on Sundays!
  • The Community Bakery, Dunbar – This is just utterly THE Best bakery in the world!
  • The salads and quiches at The Secret Herb Garden, Pentlands are delicious and fill the hole with delight 😀
Salad & Quiche at The Secret Herb Garden
Salad & Quiche at The Secret Herb Garden
 It’s all about the CAKE!
  • Falko Konditormeister, 185 Bruntsfield Place – Yummy Cakes and Hot Chocolate
  • Cuckoo’s Bakery, Dundas Street and now at Bruntsfield!  – My favourite cupcake stop!
  • Leo’s Beanery, 23a Howe St – Wonderful Carrot cake and nice Flat white, on another visit I indulge in a peppermint slice – marvellous!
  • For my favourite scone stop, It has to be Project Coffee, Bruntsfield with a flat white 😉
Scone time at Project Coffee or Blackwood's
Scone time at Project Coffee or Blackwood’s

My favourite lunch stops:

  • Hula Juice Bar, Victoria Street  – Superb smoothies and good staple food!  Well valued and delivered! My favourite bite is the wrap & soup deal = great value.
  • Leo’s Beanery, 23a Howe St – Wonderful carrot cake and nice flat white, on another visit I indulge in a peppermint slice – marvellous!
  • The Beach Cafe, Promenade/Bath Street, Portobello – Delicious panini’s and you can sit outside on the promenade, providing it a sunny day.
  • Just sampled The Hideout, Queen Charlotte Street, Leith and have to say the toasted hummus & veg wrap is delicious!
Scrumptious Soup at the Beach Café
Scrumptious Soup at the Beach Café

Still to Sample!

  • The Kitchin, Commercial Quay, Leith
  • The Blackbird, Tollcross
  • Taco Mazama, Hanover Street
  • Cross & Corner, Canonmills Area
  • Word of Mouth, Leith
  • 21212, Calton Hill
  • Scran & Scallie, Stockbridge
  • Port of Siam, Broughton Street
  • Three Birds, Bruntsfield
  • C-Shack- opposite Newhaven Harbour
  • Wings Edinburgh, Old Fishmarket Close

…. Plus lots more!


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