If you want to flee Edinburgh and are tempted by a rural venue that has everything from decent scones to a nature detective trail and PYO fruit in season, then Craigie’s is worth the trip. With a fresh, contemporary look, its counter-service café/deli does ample breakfasts, homemade soup, a daily hot special (roast beef and Yorkshire pud on a Sunday), paninis, baked potatoes, ice creams and cakes. Alcoholic drinks are limited to a handful of wines and bottled beers. The children’s menu includes baby food, and supervised kids can investigate the animals in the adjacent farm buildings; there’s even a menu – and toilet area – for dogs. Craigie’s is off the A90 between Edinburgh and South Queensferry, around eight miles west of the city centre – check its website for precise directions as SatNav may be unreliable.