Where to eat in Edinburgh

man and breakfast with fruit

cup of fruit

Last weekend I packed my clothes and took the first train to Edinburgh from King’s Cross to spend some days out of the city and to explore a new one. As foodie, I was thrilled to go to Edinburgh and eat the dishes the highlands could offer.

In our first day we had lunch close to the hotel and went to Taste of Italy –the calzone is one of the best ones I have tried and the flavor really tasted like the ones I had in Italy last summer! Pro tip; you better be starving as the calzone is massive.


calzone blogger foodie

Where to have nice coffee in Edinburgh

We latter went to take a walk with our full bellies and late in the afternoon went to The Milkman in Toddle Lane to charge our batteries up with come caffeine. And how to resist to order some desserts! They don’t have a huge selection, but what they offer it’s favourful. She ordered chocolate brownie raspberry cheesecake and millionaire’s chocolate shortbread for our coffee break. What a delicious treat!

shortbread coffee

cafe edinburgh indoors

shortbread coffee

empty dish leftovers dessert

The following day, we had our coffee break to rest a bit of all our walking tours and the cold wind at Saint Giles Café & Bar. Probably the best coffee in town in a very cozy atmosphere, very close to main streets yet it’s not packed –well, compared to London, nothing is!

saint giles edinburgh

arcade coffee desserts

coffee pain au chocolat

Later that day, we popped over Arcade for the best haggis in the city. We tried the Princess Diana Style Haggis and the halloumi burger. Yet I am not a big fan of haggis, I must admit that Arcade’s tasted very nice and the cream was A-MAZ-ING. Personal advice: main dishes are quite generous so don’t order starters unless you are a little glutton.


The Milkman Café


Taste of Italy

Saint Giles Café & Bar

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