The Skinny Food & Drink Survey 2019: Best Breakfasts

Your favourite breakfast spots – however you like your eggs in the morning, you'll find them here

Feature by Paris Karstedt | 07 Jan 2019

Offering a choice of no less than 14 cracking Benny dishes, Loudons (94b Fountainbridge, Edinburgh) certainly knows a thing or two about how to keep hungry breakfast fans and brunch-goers happy. Options range from the impressive haggis and black pudding Benny Hoots Mon, to gluten-free options such as the signature Loudons benny generously topped with hot smoked salmon and oozy poached egg served on their house-baked gluten-free English muffin.

Cafe Strange Brew (1082 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow) continues to be a breakfast favorite and it's not hard to see why. The decadent dishes are stunning to look at and oh so tasty. Scrambled, fried, poached... however you like them, Cafe Strange brew delivers organic eggs sure to make any foodie's mouth water, amid many more delightful breakfast choices. 

Breakfast magic, that's what you’ll find at Dishoom (3a St Andrew Square, Edinburgh) in more ways than one. Not only does the restaurant serve the ultimate delectable breakfast dishes such as their savory bacon Naan Roll, but for breakfast, Dishoom has a policy-- a meal for a meal. For each and every breakfast you eat at Dishoom, a breakfast will be donated to a school in London.

To give you a morning boost Roseleaf (23-24 Sandport Pl, Edinburgh) created the P-Nut Job – crispy szechuan chili oil and peanut butter on toasted homemade bread with seasoned tomatoes on top. With Vitamin C in the tomatoes, protein from the peanuts, carbs from the bread and a chilli for an extra kick it’s the perfect ‘wake-me-up’ breakfast dish. 


With meaty, veggie, and vegan options Singl-end (263 Renfrew St, Glasgow) has something for everyone. It’s the veggie baked eggs with Stornoway black pudding that tells the story of Singl-end perfectly though – hearty, healthy and interesting. This dish is served in a skillet and is perfect for sharing or tackling solo if you’re brave enough.

MalaCarne (1036 Cathcart Rd, Glasgow) is a vegetarian cafe that brings breakfast to life sans meat. Vegan pancakes are MalaCarne’s weekend-only specialty with a gluten-free option substituting chickpeas for sourdough. The toppings change weekly – perhaps you'll be delighted with poached plums and crumble, or grab yourself some cinnamon-stewed apple and raisins, with homemade granola and vanilla ice cream.

Does it get any better than brunch all day every day? At The Brunch Club (67 Old Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow) there's no such thing as too much of a good thing. Waffles, pancakes, french toast, acai bowls, bennys, and steak; you name it, the Bruch Club has got it, and boy is it good. We can’t stop thinking about the Secret French Toast ladened with creme anglaise and fresh berries.

And if you've been scouring the galaxy for the ultimate breakfast roll, Comet Pieces (150 Queen Margaret Dr, Glasgow) might have just gotten it right with a selection of fillings and sauce. The avocado and halloumi roll with wilted spinach, chia seeds, red onion, and garlic mayo is a crowd pleaser, served up on sourdough with a gluten-free option. After a night on the town perhaps the best menu item to reach for is the signature whisky roll, dubbed a hangover cure in a bun.