Run by husband-and-wife team Richard and Michelle Heller, this local institution on Edinburgh’s Southside morphs from a breakfast haunt and daytime café into a lively and sociable neighbourhood bistro in the evening. Kick off your day with a big Scottish fry-up, croissants or American-style pancakes, pop in for a pizza and a deli sandwich at lunchtime or take a punt on the full menu – a familiar line-up that runs from smoked haddock fishcakes or goats’ cheese and beetroot salad to char-grilled burgers, battered haddock and chips, steaks and so on. Also check out the bulging specials board for some more adventurous offerings. The drinks list includes plenty of reasonably priced wines and beers. Sadly, snail-like service can let the place down when it’s busy – which is often.