“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast” – John Gunther

Looking for something substantial to set you up for a day exploring on our tours?  Or perhaps you are nursing yourself back to life after a big night out before the day before. Here are our top three breakfast spots in the Old Town.

Scran – 8am – 6pm

Looking for a well priced good breakfast in the centre of town?  Without a doubt we recommend Scran.  Scran is located in the Arcade.  The Arcade is a covered passage that connects North Bridge to Cockburn Street.  Although it can be a little difficult to spot it is worth looking out for.  Scran have great coffee couple that with a fresh orange juice and an Eggs Benedict and we can think of few better ways to start the day!

The City Café – 9am – 1am

If you are after a full Scottish fry up then you must visit The City Cafe.  The City Cafe is an American style dinner located just off of the Royal Mile on Blair Street.  They have been serving up burgers, beers and all day breakfasts since the 1980s.  For those of you who don't know what a full Scottish breakfast consists of let us enlighten you.  The breakfast contains bacon, egg, sausage, black pudding, haggis, hash browns, backed beans, mushroom, tomato and a tattie scone.  If you decide to double up on the breakfast you also get free tea or coffee.  That is quite a meal to start the day!

The Edinburgh Larder Mon-Friday – 8am – 4pm Sat-Sun – 8:30am – 4pm

The Edinburgh Larder specialise in seasonal produce.  You will find them on Blackfriars Street just off of the Royal Mile.  The Larder have a wide verity of fresh food.  In particular we would recommend you try the porridge.  Healthy, hearty and delicious surely there is no breakfast more Scottish?  The Edinburgh Larder also a social enterprise. They aim to make local food more accessible. They will do this by working with schools and communities to develop cooking skills.

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