6a Nicholson Street | Edinburgh EH8 9DH
Phone: 0131 623 1752
Gorgeously eclectic upper-level café and bistro, Spoon relocated from its popular location on Blackfriars Street to these larger premises across the road from the Festival Theatre. While decor is most definitely a strong-point – with print-customised tables and chairs, pop-art cushions and painstakingly selected knick-knicks – it's definitely not a case of style over substance. Spoon offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, all reasonably-priced, seasonal, and damn delicious (the hearty mixed grill breakfast-cum-lunch being a good starting point), alongside a daily selection of specials, and, if word of mouth is to be believed, Edinburgh's most delectable carrot cake.