The Birchwood is a welcoming and friendly bistro based in Marchmont. This light and airy local gem focuses on fresh cooking, an epic brunch menu and delicious homemade cakes. In 2017, Birchwood was Hitlisted in The List, and has quickly become one of the city’s most popular brunch destinations.
Go for a traditional full Scottish breakfast to set you up for the day before exploring the city, or opt for their famous eggs Benedict or sweet waffl es. Sample the locally roasted coffee, delicious loose-leaf teas, and homemade smoothies. Call in for lunch and you’ll also be able to choose from a selection of wine and Scottish beer to accompany the likes of hearty homemade soup and creative open sandwiches. Make sure to save room for one of Emma’s homemade sponge cakes – the raspberry and white chocolate is a must.
With vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, it’s easy to see why The Birchwood always has a stream of locals, regulars and tourists vying for tables. Anyone exploring the south side of Edinburgh should make The Birchwood top of their list; it’s the perfect pit-stop for a trip to nearby Bruntsfi eld or Blackford Hill.