Our Favourite Cafes in the Grassmarket

Coffee on a table in a cafe

Edinburgh's Grassmarket is an ancient market place in the Old Town. A wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by!

So, here are our top cafes in the Grassmarket and close by, where our guests staying nearby can grab a quick coffee and cake, or enjoy a leisurely lunch.


155 West Port, Edinburgh, EH3 9DP

We love this welcoming little cafe in West Port, Grassmarket. With speciality coffee and mouthwatering cakes, we always make excuses to pop in. Lovecrumbs has a hip and quirky interior and a fantastic range of tea, coffee and cakes. In our view, this must be one of the best cafes in Edinburgh.

Always busy and yet still relaxing - our favourite spot has to be the big cushions directly in the window. Climb up, lounge back and watch the world go by, while munching on some divine cakes.

La Baratine

89 West Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2JP

La Baratine is lovely artisan bakery in the Grassmarket, bringing a touch of France to Scotland. The people of Edinburgh can't get enough of the concept and there are now four branches of this typical French cafe in the city. In addition to this one in the Grassmarket, there are two in Bruntsfield and another in Stockbridge.

Celine, Vincent and their teams serve up breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, delicious gateaux and French breads. And their macarons are simply incroyable!

Graze on Grassmarket

67 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HJ

If you're craving some good, wholesome, healthy food, this is the place to come. Graze on Grassmarket specialises in fresh, light and affordable foods to graze on.

With rustic Italian breads, hot baked potatoes, toasties, wraps, soups and salad boxes,you can choose any filling combination to create your own nutritious lunch. The seating area has an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Modern, without the fuss.

Enjoy these Cafes in the Grassmarket on your Edinburgh Holiday

There are several more great cafes in the Grassmarket for you to choose from. You could also try Let Me Eat Too for sandwiches, paninis, salads and wraps. Or Pumpkin Brown for plant-based, organic lunches.

And if you're looking for holiday accommodation, take a look at our beautiful self-catering holiday lets near the GrassmarketJust shout if you need any help in planning your trip!

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