Edinburgh venues round-up: September 2023

In autumn, the back-and-forth between sun and gloom seems never-ending. Luckily, we have a round-up of Edinburgh venues that will suit you, rain or shine

Feature by Marinel Dizon | 04 Oct 2023
  • Patron Saint

Sunrise Café and Bistro

Look no further for family restaurants, especially for brunch. Sunrise Café and Bistro is a hidden gem tucked in Comiston, known for their paninis and loose leaf teas. Their soup offerings change everyday, ideal for a light pick-me-up. Craving something heavier? A mac and cheese paired with garlic bread might be the one for you. While the bistro itself is minimalistic, the food, on the other hand, certainly goes all out. 125 Comiston Rd, EH10 6AQ

Pudding & Stories

Opened by children’s author Çiğdem Kaplangi, Pudding & Stories is a hub where taste meets ambience. The pastries, inspired by Mediterranean flavours, are homemade. Our personal favourites? The Portuguese almond cake and basque cheesecake. Pair this with their coffee, made of 100% Arabica beans, and you have the perfect accompaniment to their range of prize-winning books, conveniently arranged on a shelf that decorates an entire wall. They also offer creative and practical workshops, ranging from paper-cutting to writing a personal statement. Pudding & Stories lives up to its name, but don’t be fooled: they certainly offer much more. 135 Comiston Rd, EH10 6AQ

Patron Saint

We’ve finally found the best Bloody Mary in town – grab yours at Patron Saint, made in-house with a gorgeous, thicker consistency. Not quite up for a full glass? The eccentric yet delicious Bloody Mary burger gives a taste minus the commitment. For those craving smaller plates, a staff-favourite pairing is their veggie or chicken tacos with charred pineapple. While their cocktails take the metaphorical cake, Patron Saint also offer excellent beers such as Pilot's Peach Melba Sour. The wide selection of cocktails and small plates and colourful interiors make for a cosy ambience – a true feast for the senses. 1-3 Barclay Pl, EH10 4HW