Eating good quality gluten free food, mainly in Edinburgh



It’s the weekend and you want to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. But where are the best gluten free breakfasts in Edinburgh?


Loudons makes its own gluten free bread and sells it to takeaway too. The menu options for GF breakfast are pretty extensive and it is a good choice. A few people who visited Edinburgh over the summer have told me they had good breakfasts here. Scrambled eggs on toast, bacon, the full works, eggs benedict. Opens 8 am

94B Fountainbridge
EH3 9QA –
0131 228 9774

Urban Angel

Urban Angel is only suffering from one thing at the moment: popularity! Sometimes it gets really rammed at breakfast time because the food is so good. It is worth a try though, as the choices are brilliant and the place really gets gluten free eating. Poached eggs, smoked mackerel with kale, Arbroath smokies (a bit like a kipper, but more northern) and gluten free bread from the fab Archipelago Bakery. Opens 8 am during the week and 9 am at weekends.

I reviewed morning coffee and cake here:

121 Hanover St EH2 1DJ
0131 225 6215 –


Hula Juice Bar

In the Grassmarket, Hula Juice Bar is a great location for good quality healthy eating. They do amazing smoothies that are super healthy. Gluten free Granola with yoghurt and fruit is a brilliant way to kick start your day. Opens 8 am.  Review here

103-105 West Bow
EH1 2JP –

The Edinburgh Larder
A lovely café for breakfast, but also lunch, the Edinburgh Larder does a good hearty breakfast with healthy options. They also have gluten free options, so you are in good company here. Opens 8 am

15 Blackfriars Street
EH1 1NB –
0131 556 6922

Also try:
Contini Cannonball – I have not been here for breakfast and the menu looks pretty gluten-laden with porridge etc, but it is hard to have a bad meal in a Contini restaurant ….
Union of Genius – Forrest Road – NEW gluten free granola now served. Opens 8.30 am