Breakfast

Stays at The Coach House are on a room only basis.

However, there are tea and coffee-making facilities in the room. There is a fridge with fresh milk, and we also provide fresh fruit, yogurt and home-made flapjacks so that you have something to start your day.

Stockbridge Edinburgh Breakfast Cafes
Stockbridge Edinburgh Breakfast Cafes

The Best Nearby Breakfast Options:

Only a short walk away here in Stockbridge there are branches of the popular chain coffee shops Starbucks, Neros and Costa. For something a little more unusual, tru Patisserie Florentin that serves is a traditional French style breakfast from 7am in the morning.

Edinburgh Patisserie Serving Breakfast
Edinburgh Patisserie Serving Breakfast

The local market features a variety of different stalls set up by the river on Sundays throughout the year (www.stockbridgemarket.com) and only a couple of minutes walk from the Coach House. Expect to find everything from local produce to unusual gifts and hot food to take away here on Sunday mornings.

Stockbridge Market, Edinburgh
Stockbridge Market, Edinburgh

There is a little cafe on Howe Street (a continuation of Frederick Street, one of the roads that cut across George Street, just towards the west end) called Leo’s Beanery (www.leosbeanery.co.uk) and they serve particularly good bacon rolls in the morning, but check opening hours on their website.

Dining Out in Stockbridge and Dean Village

The Stockbridge Restaurant (St Stephen’s Street, less than a 5 minute walk away) is brilliant, and you may be able to ‘bring your own bottle’ to save costs. Also on St Stephen’s Street is Bell’s Diner, which does home-made hamburgers mainly and is a bit of an institution. Looks kind of cosy retro and that’s because it hasn’t changed for about 30 years.

Peckham's Cafe in Edinburgh
Peckham’s Cafe in Edinburgh

The Stockbridge area has a number of other restaurants catering for all tastes including Argentinian cuisine, French, Italian, Indian and of course Scottish. Within a few minutes walk of each other are a choice of good pubs, often with live music or a quiz night providing the evening entertainment.

If you’re looking for lunch, The Portrait Gallery on Queen Street is fabulous. In fact, all of the gallery cafes are excellent and much better than the other places nearby. So that would include the National Gallery in Princes Street, and the Modern Art Galleries near the West End.

Recommendations in George Street and Edinburgh’s New Town Area

It takes only 10-15 minutes to walk from – Coach House Edinburgh – to George Street and the rest of the New Town.

George Street has lots of places to eat. The tend to be a bit more ‘trendy’ with designer interiors, but very nicely done. For a fancy looking place in George Street where the food isn’t outrageously dear, try Le Monde at the eastern end, next to The Dome which is also lovely but more expensive. Le Monde is absolutely lovely. The food isn’t fancy, and it’s good value. If you like seafood, the Mussel Inn on Rose Street is really good.

Another area you might like to check out is Broughton Street. It’s down from the East End of Princes Street, about 15 minutes’ walk from George Street. There are lots of little pubs and cafes there, and a really interesting (quite famous) shop called Joey D’s. There are loads of cafes in the Broughton Street area serving good breakfast options.