If you only ever go to Rocket once, go before 12:30. Their brunch menu is great, and like the rest of their food, is pretty reasonably priced. My favourite breakfast item is probably the Rocket Rancheros: a tortilla filled with salsa, chorizo, cheese and spring onions, served with two eggs. I also recommend the french toast with bacon and maple syrup, but they’re very generous with their toast, so you’d better be hungry. Both of these cost about £ 6 for generous portions, and there are smaller, cheaper items on the menu, too.
Rocket is situated in Morningside, a beautiful neighbourhood in the south of Edinburgh. There are many great places in Morningside, and the 30 minute walk there from the centre will take you through Bruntsfield or Marchmont, both vibrant areas of the city with lovely independent shops and good cafés, bars and restaurants. The café’s not pretentious or intimidating in any way, and they are very kid-friendly.
Rocket will serve you a great lunch, too; they have a deli counter full of delicious sandwich fillings, that you can get in a variety of different breads and wraps. If you can’t decide on what fillings you’d like, they have a great suggestions board full of classic combinations. If you fancy something warmer, there are always two or three soups and stews on.