6 Places for the Best Breakfast in Edinburgh

Places for the Best Breakfast in Edinburgh – whether you are looking for a full Scottish breakfast or simple beans on toast, Edinburgh has lots of breakfast places to choose from. 

Don’t miss our post on the best brunch in Edinburgh either!

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The Edinburgh Larder

15 Blackfriars St, Edinburgh EH1 1NB

The Edinburgh Larder’s “regular favourites include a mighty full breakfast, veggie breakfast, eggs benedict or smoked salmon and potato hash with a poached egg and our French toast with bacon and maple syrup.  We also love lighter options like our homemade granola or porridge cooked to order with a selection of seasonal toppings and toasted nuts.  Set up in 2009, the aim of the Edinburgh Larder is to provide delicious, seasonal, local food. The incredible producers in Scotland are at the very heart of everything we do. Honest ingredients, delicious food, and a warm welcome are what we strive for.  We take pride in offering a truly memorable meal to all our customers, whether you’re local or travelling from afar.”


Frankie and Benny’s

130 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS or Unit 3 Omni Centre, Edinburgh EH1 3AA (there are four more Frankie and Benny’s in Edinburgh).

Frankie and Benny’s do a bottomless breakfast from Friday to Sunday.  “Enjoy free refills on your favourite breakfast dish when you visit us before noon. So will it be the warm and fluffy pancakes, mouth-watering eggs benedict or the classic British fry up? You might have to put it to a vote!” There are some conditions on this offer though – while there is no limit on reorders, you do have to reorder the same dish each time, you can’t share and you have to finish before ordering more (fair enough!).  The offer is not valid at airport locations or Edinburgh Royal Mile High Street.  Make sure you get the offer from the website here.  You don’t need to order the unlimited breakfast though, you can order regular breakfast too like waffles, pancakes or smoked salmon.


Bella Italia

9 Hanover St, Edinburgh EH2 2DL

Bella Italia are an Italian restaurant chain that also offer a surprisingly good value cooked breakfast.  Choose from items like the Bella Breakfast (Two rashers of bacon, Cumberland pork sausage, tomato, baked beans, toasted ciabatta, with your choice of fried, scrambled or poached eggs), the Bacon and Egg Pancake Stack (Three buttermilk pancakes topped with three rashers of bacon and two fried eggs. Served with syrup), Fruity Pancake Stack (Three buttermilk pancakes topped with sliced bananas, strawberries and creamy mascarpone. Served with syrup) or the Forte Frittata (Eggs, spinach, new potatoes, red peppers, spicy ‘nduja sausage, pepperoni, and green chillies).


Toby Carvery

114-116 St John’s Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 8AX, 41 Howden Hall Rd, Edinburgh EH16 6PG, 67-69 Lauriston Farm Rd, Edinburgh EH4 5EX

Toby Carvery do a quick and easy all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.  “Whether you fancy tea and toast or want to go all out with our unlimited breakfast buffet including eggs, bacon and our famous breakfast Yorkies — here at Toby Carvery, we’ve got everything you need to give you the perfect start to your day.”  We have eaten breakfast in our local Toby Carvery lots of times.  It’s a help yourself buffet with all the usual full English goodies.  There is also a tea and coffee station and a station to make your own toast.

Breakfast at the Toby Carvery
All you can eat breakfast from the Toby Carvery


Sizzling Pubs

The Robin’s Nest, 393 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH17 7PX

Sizzling Pubs do a excellent value breakfast with unlimited help-yourself tea or coffee up to 12 noon.  You can go for the Sizzling Breakfast (Two juicy pork sausages, two rashers of grilled back bacon, two fried free-range eggs, grilled tomato, grilled flat mushroom, potato and onion hash, Heinz® baked beans and your choice of unlimited white or wholemeal toast with butter. Served sizzling on a skillet, or on a plate if you prefer), or just porridge or white or brown toast.  You can also go for a bacon or sausage bap (vegetarian versions available).  Or why not go for The Works – a toasted brioche bun with grilled pork sausages and grilled back bacon and a fried free range egg.  Personally I recommend the sizzling breakfast!

Sizzling Pub Breakfast
Sizzling Breakfast from Sizzling Pubs



Unit C3, Fountain Park, Edinburgh EH11 1AT

Chiquito is a lively, family friendly Mexican chain restaurant.  They serve breakfast, available every day until noon.  Breakfast items include the Breakfast Sizzler, Breakfast Chimichanga plain tortilla, Mexican eggs benedict and the Breakfast feast.  You can build your own pancakes with toppings liken bacon, sausage, mushrooms, fried eggs, hash browns, guacamole and tomato, or sweet toppings like strawberries, banana or chocolate sauce.  They also do smoothies and cocktails!