We are from Arizona in the US and this was the very first restaurant we’ve ever been to in Scotland and it didn’t disappoint! Wonderful experience all around! Had Haggis for the FIRST time and it was delicious! Dani had Carbonara and it was scrumptious too! Highly recommended!
Inviting Bistro to step in off the street. I had the chai tea and a scone.. both were delicious. The prices are super fair for the area. The staff is friendly and the food comes out quick. They have indoor and outdoor seating. The bathroom was clean. I would recommend this cute little stop.
I got the Scottish breakfast. It’s amazing, especially the haggis! Good portion, friendly staffs, and lovely atmosphere.
Everything was decent. The portions are good, the price was reasonable, and the taste was good.
Great experience here! I got the Scottish breakfast and although I’ve never had one before, I thought it tasted great! The atmosphere was nice and the service was fantastic!
We enjoyed the food and service here. Breakfast options are mostly the same as a cafe anywhere in central Edinburgh, but delivered in a relaxed atmosphere with courteous service. As a tourist, it's nice to be recognised when entering an eatery. it doesn't often happen in tourist areas. Customers are here one day, and gone the next day, and it can show in the level of service. We didn't find that here, and it was a pleasant surprise. Staff were happy to accommodate my partner's request for a different option during breakfast serving hours.
As a bonus, the coffee is better than most - and we've tried a few.
If you're in the Grassmarket area, take the time to find this place. We are glad we did.
We found the Alba in 2022. Frequented it often for supper, then returning for a late coffee. Food was always great, varied and they would accommodate your needs. Owners are friendly and staff is attentive. This year was the same with great food and service. It’s in a really neat location in the grass market. Pricing is reasonable. Friendly and reliable establishment.
Truly exceptional service. We were walking to an early tour and the city hadn’t opened yet but we were looking for coffee and breakfast before we left. Before they even opened, they welcomed us into the bistro and made sure we were fed before we left. Thank you so much!
Lovely breakfast spot. Friendly staff. Nice ambiance. Great chai latte. Had the full British breakfast. Prices reasonable (11L for full Brit). I may be especially biased because they welcomed me as a solo traveler (even during a busy morning) instead of most places that appear to treat dining alone like a contagious disease. Vegetarian breakfast available but I didn't try because rasher bacon exists.
This is hands down the best place on the Grassmarket! The menu is so varied that you'll have difficulty deciding what to order! We had a table of four and all of us ordered something different and every dish was so tasty! We really only went in for a drink and even though they were filling up, they offered us a table and we loved it so much we wound up staying for dinner. The staff was so welcoming and just super fun, unlike the other places we had visited on the Grassmarket. The only regret was that we did not visit this place on our first night because we would not have wasted our time anywhere else. Thanks so much!