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103-105 West Bow, Edinburgh 220 1121. Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; Sat/Sun 8am–noon This friendly juice bar also serves smoothies and fruit salads, or bagels and porridge for a more substantial breakfast. Hot dishes such as scrambled eggs make an appearance at weekends. Although tropically oriented, they do use local produce where possible. (NW)
HEALTHY TAPA COFFEEHOUSE
721 Pollokshaws Road, Strathbungo, Glasgow, 423 9494. Mon–Fri 8am–noon,
Sat 8am-6pm; Sun 9am–5pm Also at: TAPA BAKEHOUSE 19-21 Whitehill Road, Dennistoun, 554 9981. Mon–Sat 8am–6pm; Sun 9am–5pm Morning should always smell like Tapa’s newly roasted coffee beans and bread (gluten-free available) fresh from their Dennistoun bakehouse. The sourcing policy is as wholesome as the rustic interior; everything’s organic or local, even the ketchup on thick-cut bacon sarnies. (CM)
CAFÉZIQUE 66 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, 339 7180. Mon–Sun 9am–5pm ‘Healthy’ is often as simple as eating good quality ingredients, and here you can browse them in the sister deli (Delizique) a few steps up the road. Big
THE MANNA HOUSE 22–24 Easter Road, Edinburgh, 652
2349. Tue–Sat 8am until they run out; closed Sun/Mon You’ll have to get here early so as not to miss the many different freshly baked breads that locals congregate towards. Loaves are stacked on wooden shelves behind the counter and beautiful pastries lined up below, bringing a touch of the French boulangerie to Leith. (NW)
SPECIAL MENTION: Falko Konditerei (185 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh) for the pastries. North Star (108 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow) for the French toast.
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breakfasts such as eggs Benedict are pricey but of excellent quality – the ‘royale’ uses Inverawe smoked salmon. (NW)
CAFÉ SEJUICED 77 Hanson Street, Glasgow, 556 6733. Mon–Fri 8–11.30am
Based in the Wasps studio, a former tobacco factory, this family-run café is all about ethical eating. Great coffee, cinnamon pastries and maple syrup- drizzled pancakes make saving the planet tasty; porridge, scrambled eggs and yoghurt ensure it’s healthy too. (CM)
366 Morningside Road, Edinburgh 466 8337. Mon–Fri 7.30–11.30am, Sat 8–11.30am, Sun 9–11.30am This South African joint boasts ‘red espresso’, with rooibos tea, not caffeine. Made with love and a smile, a big bowl of yoghurt, grated apple and cinnamon is delicious and fresh, while chunky maize meal is an alternative to porridge. (NW)
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SPECIAL MENTIONS: CCA Bar and Cafe (350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow) for simple, light, and delicious breakfasts.
TRADITIONAL HYNDLAND CAFÉ
96 Clarence Drive, Glasgow, 334 2719. Mon–Fri 7.30am–5.30pm; Sat 8.30am–5pm, Sun 9.30am–4pm This is the sort of place everyone wants around the corner. Choose between the cosy interior or picnic tables outside and
have a bottomless pot of tea and a full fry-up. Weekend brunch specials include eggs Benedict. (NW)
87 Byres Road, Glasgow, 339 5217. Mon–Fri 6.30am–10pm, Sat/Sun 10.30am–10pm Slide into a 50s style booth and take a comforting bite of nostalgia. When you’re feeling rough, the Uni Caff’s full fry-up with chips and a mug of tea has magical curative powers, even if it makes your arteries cry. (CM)
118 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, 662 9009. Mon- Sat 7am–6pm; Sun 8am–6pm An institution amongst locals, Snax is the perfect place when all you want is a good fry-up and tea in a mug. Newspapers, wooden tables and friendly staff make it somewhere you would be happy to sit all day – or at least until the hangover slackens off. (NW)
RIO CAFÉ 27 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, 334 9909. Mon-Sun 9am–9pm The long bar and booths with leather seats lend this place a retro appeal, and although the atmosphere is that of an American diner, their breakfasts are based around more local favourites, with great big fry-ups and also porridge. (NW)
SPECIAL MENTION: Where The Monkey Sleeps (182 West Regent Street, Glasgow) for the breakfast rolls.
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