On My Plate: 4 Edinburgh Brunch Recommendations

Sunday, 1 September 2019

There's never a shortage of places to go for a good brunch in Edinburgh. With the Fringe winding down and the city getting quiet again, I thought it was the perfect time to share some great brunch spots for those looking for a lazy, autumn weekend treat. I may have moved to Cambridge but whilst I get myself sorted out down here (and by that I mean scouting out the local eateries) I'm going to be working through a backlog of Edinburgh restaurants I've got mouth-watering photos from. 

Just when you thought Edinburgh couldn't get more Edinburgh... then you find out it has an artisan porridge place. I will be the first to admit I was a little judgemental at first - but the more I heard the more I wanted to try it out. Brochan, named after the Gaelic word for porridge, is located in the middle of Marchmont - the perfect location for a lazy weekend breakfast and walk around the meadows. I visited on a Sunday around 12 before the Fringe madness took over the city and whilst it was busy, tables move quite quickly. All the porridge is made with coconut milk so is suitable for vegans too. 

My friend ordered the black forest porridge - topped with chocolate almond brownie, oat creme fraiche, cherry almond compote, cacao nibs and toasted flaked almonds. I went for the daily special which was topped with roasted peaches, raspberries, berry coulis and crunchy pumpkin seeds. Both were absolutely delicious. It was by far the smoothest porridge I have ever eaten and not too heavy or stodgy either. I never would have thought of myself as the sort of person who would order porridge off a breakfast menu but I've been totally proven wrong. The portion size was also very generous - but I pushed myself to finish it because it was just so good. If you want a filling, delicious breakfast in Edinburgh - this is the place to go! 

See the menu online here