Wandering along George Street in Edinburgh looking for somewhere to have brunch with my daughter we decided to try Caffe Centro. An Italian coffee house/restaurant and pizzeria, which sits up a small flight of stairs and is very attractive on the outside (and in).
Once inside we were shown to our table at the back of the restaurant and the team (I dislike the name staff) were all really friendly and made us feel very welcome. Whilst we looked at the menu, I couldn’t resist but take a couple of snaps of the great photos of Italy, which adorned all the walls.
Addicted to sugar (something we are trying to combat but everyone needs a treat – which is a whole other blog post) my daughter Elodie ordered a hot chocolate with cream and pancakes with syrup, honey and cream. I smiled and decided as her Dad was taking her swimming later on, she would have plenty of opportunity to burn off all that excess energy.
The breakfast menu is served until 1pm, perfect for brunch and has all the classics including Full Breakfast, Scrambled Eggs and Waffles but also some more adventurous dishes including a Toasted Panini with bacon, sausage, beans and melted swiss cheese and also a Breakfast Calzone, which is a folded pizza stuffed with haggis, black pudding, bacon, sausage, egg, tomato, mushrooms and swiss cheese. I ordered Eggs Benedict and a cup of tea.
When the drinks arrived, Elodie was delighted with her huge hot chocolate, which I tasted and can confirm was delicious. The tea tasted great but was served in a tall glass, which I was not so keen on. I like a tea cup!
Elodie’s eyes almost popped out of her head when the pancakes were put in front of her, a huge pile with lots of different pots of syrups. She couldn’t eat them all but she certainly had lots of fun smothering them all in syrup and mixing raspberry sauce with honey to create her special ‘raspberry honey’. The eggs benedict were perfect. Just what I wanted and a good portion size. The ham and eggs were great quality.
They also have a lovely selection of cakes and pastries, which looked divine but we couldn’t manage anything else.
We had a lovely ladies brunch at Caffe Centro and would definately return. There is an outdoor terrace out the back, which will be great as the weather starts to get warmer.
Maybe next time we will treat Daddy. 🙂
You can find out more and reserve a table on their website – centroedinburgh.co.uk