Where I ate in Edinburgh (December 2018)

Edinburgh, UK
Well, I don't know about you but November passed in a blink of an eye for me! We're officially into December and here in Edinburgh, the city is looking and feeling rather festive. Before I get carried away with the fact that Christmas and the New Year are only a few short weeks away, let's take a look at Where I ate in Edinburgh (December 2018)!

1. @pizza / 4 Charlotte Lane

Is there any better way to start the month off other than with pizza? A friend of mine works nearby so we caught up after she finished work at @pizza. The pizza restaurant has appear in a few of my "What I ate" posts and it should come as no surprise that I went for my usual - sourdough base with pesto sauce, mozzarella, sweetcorn, basil, finished with sun-dried tomatoes. However, as I was in the mood for dessert too, I opted to have half of their Vanilla Sky dessert pizza too. One word: Yum.

2. Soderberg / 45 Broughton Street

How has it taken me so long to try a cinnamon bun?! I have my lovely friend Frances (@Francesmehardie) to thank for suggesting we stop into Soderberg during our photo walk for a snack! One bite and I was completely sold. I'll be back soon that's for sure!

3. Strumpets / 35 William Street

If I lived nearer the West End I'd be in Strumpets at least once a week for a cuppa but the one plus side about living on the other side of town is it's always a treat when I do occasionally visit. I visited for lunch and decided to go for their quiche and a cup of tea. Lovely as always.

4. Coates Cafe / 62 Haymarket Terrace

After spotting Coates Cafe's beautiful Christmas decorations on Instagram, I knew I had to visit at some point. My lovely mum visited me to help me film parts of my Edinburgh Christmas Market video with Marriott Traveller and after the hustle and bustle of the markets we escaped to Haymarket for lunch at Coates Cafe.

5. Nobles Cafe Bar & Restaurant / 44 Constitution Street, Leith

It's always fun to visit somewhere new especially when you've heard glowing recommendations from various people! I finally visited Nobles and tried their very impressive vegetarian full breakfast. I'm always slightly sceptical when it comes to vegetarian breakfasts as I'm not a big fan of soy products or Quorn, thankfully my friend had been previously and assured me it was one of the best veggie breakfasts she'd seen. I have to agree, it was great!

6. Seeds of the Soul / 167 Bruntsfield Place

On a drizzly, grey day in Brunstfield, I met up with one of my dear friends for a wander and to look for a few Christmas gifts. We decided to try Seeds of the Soul for lunch as it looked lovely. Half way through eating my cheese toastie, it occurred to me that everything on their menu is vegan and therefore, I was trying vegan cheese for the first time. Odd consistancy but tasted pretty good! The cafe had a lovely ambiance and I'd highly recommend it for both vegans and non-vegans.

7. Hector's / 47-49 Deanhaugh Street

After an adorable festive photo shoot with the cutest Samoyed Sally (@scotlandwithfluffywolf) at Circus Lane, Claire and I were in need of some lunch. We had planned on visiting Patisserie Florentin however they were pretty busy, so we made our way along to the very dog-friendly, Hector's. It was my first time to visit and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

8. The Pastry Section / 86 Raeburn Place

It's always a good day when The Pastry Section is involved! I usually opt for one of their delightful tarts but since it was the festive season, I decided to try one of their famous mince pies (did you know they made it into the Sunday Post recently?!). It was definitely one of the best mince pies I've had this season and possibly ever!

9. William & Johnson Coffee Co / 3 Waverley Bridge

Last but not least, I caught up with my lovely friend Ildi (@edienthusiast) for a catch up and photo walk. We started off at the City Art Centre for the Robert Bloomfield photography exhibition (which I'd would highly recommend!) and decided we'd visit William & Johnson for lunch. I've been meaning to visit for quite some time and it was just as good as I expected! If you're waiting for a train, I'd highly recommend popping in for a cuppa too!

That's all for now, see you next month!


  1. OMG. These places look incredible! Those dishes/place settings at The Pastry Section got me...love those warm toned pastels!! And Nobles Cafe Bar looked so adorable and quaint as well!

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