The Best Cafes in Edinburgh's West End

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The West End is a lively, cosmopolitan part of Edinburgh, filled with unique shops, quirky bars and cool cafes.

If you're staying in one of our beautiful West End apartments and looking for a nice place to grab a quick cuppa, or perhaps to sit and while away the hours, here are our top three cafes in Edinburgh's West End.


94b Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QA

A family-run business, Loudons is a welcoming cafe and artisan bakery providing Edinburgh with delicious breakfasts, lunches and cakes. With a choice of comfortable sofas and tables inside, and outside too. You'll find this is a place where you can relax for several hours.

Perfect for a satisfying breakfast after a hectic night out at the festival. There are also tasty pizzas, quiches, soups and sandwiches. And you might find it impossible to ignore the incredible cakes, all freshly made by the bakers on the premises.


232 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EA

This wee gem serves up good food fast! For fresh, local and seasonal produce, MILK is the place to go. Everything on the menu here is natural and thoughtfully-sourced. Using the very best of ingredients, even the cake is nutritious! There's a wide vegan and dairy-free selection too.

Well-known for its friendly atmosphere, wholesome dishes and great coffee. MILK is a quirky little cafe with good food and good values.

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7 Home Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9JR

A cosy and colourful cafe at Tollcross with bright paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling. Popular for its lovely breakfast and brunch menu. It has some of the best coffee and cakes in Edinburgh too.

Although it gets rather busy, it still has a calm, laid-back feel. It's a great place to meet up with friends. But it's equally nice to come here with the morning papers and relax on your own.

Holiday Lets near our Favourite Cafes in Edinburgh's West End

If you're currently planning a visit to Edinburgh's West End, we have a wide selection of self-catering West End holiday homes perfect for a city break. Please contact us if we can help you plan your trip. We are based in the city and always happy to assist!

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