Salt Café


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Edinburgh’s number one café on Tripadvisor, best café at the Edinburgh evening news restaurant awards 2022, fifth best brunch spot in the world at Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2021- these are just a few of the accolades on Salt’s every-expanding list of accomplishments. Standing for Seasonal, artisanal, local, thoughtful, Salt is a must-visit spot for anyone passing through the Scottish capital.  

Salt is located in the picturesque suburb of Mornington, Edinburgh best and therefore most competitive brunch spot. So, what sets Salt apart from the others?  

Their ingredients for a start. Everything here is fresh, seasonal, and sourced from truly exceptional local artisanal producers and suppliers. The quality of these products, combined with some subtle additions to the dishes, provides a brunch that is elevated but still accessible to everyone.  

Brunch is divided into savoury and sweet. Expect comforting classics with elevated twists; think full breakfasts with confit cherry tomatoes and srirahca baked beans, and a croque madame accompanied by dry-cured bacon lardons and mustard bechamel. If you want something completely different, go for the magic mojito fritters with peas, broad beans and a chilli and garlic yoghurt. 

Sweet tooth calling your name? Satisfy that craving with some fluffy made with buttermilk or buckwheat pancakes, or the intriguingly named lost bread, a French dish made with house-made brioche soaked in vanilla custard for two hours before frying it and available with a variety of toppings.  

There are also a bunch of cakes and pastries up for grabs, made by in-house head baker Liv, as well as a menu of small plates and dishes for the ‘wee ones.’  

All of this is available to enjoy in a beautiful calming setting. A pastel mint exterior leads diners to a nautically-themed interior with hulls from old rowing boats adorning the walls, burnished metal tables and rolls of brown paper listing the daily specials. A wealth of natural light provides the perfect backdrop for these hearty, elevated dishes.  


54-56 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4BZ

0131 629 5910 0131 629 5910



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