Maxi’s, 33 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1HX
On our first morning in Edinburgh we walked into the city and stopped off half way at Maxi’s in Stockbridge. On the breakfast menu I opted for the scrambled eggs with an English muffin and pork sausages from nearby butcher George Bower. With a pot of breakfast tea, this was a delicious way to start the day. Next time I will go for the pancakes and crispy bacon!
Civerino’s Italian Street Food, 5 Hunter Square, Edinburgh
Civerino’s caught our eye on a number of occasions and we finally dropped by at 10.00pm on New Year’s Eve after one too many mulled wines and were greeted with the perfect carbohydrate solution (I’m sure my head was more than thankful the next morning). We shared the Bruschetta to start, which as far as i remember was a garlically delight with fresh tomatoes and doughy base. Having rather overfilled on starter (story of my life) we still managed to finish up our spicy sausage and roasted pepper affair. I hope this pop-up stays for the rest of 2015 as a re-visit would definitely be on the cards!
Mother India Cafe, 3-4 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh
Mother India Cafe was the product of a frantic last-minute internet search on the train as we pulled into Waverley station for somewhere tasty, but budget friendly, for our first night in Edinburgh. Only a 10-minute-walk from the station, Mother India was an Indian tapas restaurant serving amazing vegetarian food. I had the Daily Special which was a vegetarian platter – spicy lentils, spinach and paneer curry, chapati and salad side dish – all for 5 British pounds! This is definitely worth a visit, especially if you are looking for somewhere close to Waverley station.