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Cowan and Sons – Glorious brunches

Summer seems to fly by so fast, especially in Scotland! That, however, is no reason to be sad, for Scotland is a place made for cold weather and Edinburgh is no different!

I walked past this cafe many times but finally ducked in one lazy Saturday afternoon. It was a bit chilly and we came in to the smell of coffee and cakes, so not a bad start! We ordered a bowl of chunky hummus with crusty bread and a cheese toasty with a shot of chutney. This was really the dream lunch for a chilly autumn day.

The bread was great and I would come back for this alone, but the whole lunch had a wholesome and rustic feel, and I also appreciated the large glass bottles of tap water for each table, so no need to keep asking for more! I must mention, I missed it by an hour, but the cafe also does breakfast until 15:00! The breakfast menu looked amazing and I was kicking myself for just missing it, but it’s definitely going to be one of my regular spots from now on.

To top things off, we ordered a walnut brownie on the way out and it was one of the softest, most indulgent brownies I’ve had, so if you can only pop in, pop in – it’s a delicious option for an afternoon!

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Details about this spot



33 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh

Telephone number


Opening Times

08:30 - 17:00 daily


Toasty: £ 4.75
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)