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New foodie openings in Edinburgh for Spring 2016

05 April 2016

Spring has certainly sprung, and so have some of Edinburgh's newest bars and restaurants! Take a look to see which ones tickles your taste buds, from cheese toasties at Cairngorm Coffee in the West End and indulgent cakes at Mimi's Corstorphine, to refreshing bubble teas at the Tempo Tea Bar and yummy global cuisine at Tony Singh. There's something for everyone to take a bite of in Edinburgh this spring!  

Mimi's Bakehouse - Corstorphine

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Corstorphine locals will rejoice at the news of the new Mimi's Bakehouse opening up right on their doorstep. The cafe has already made a name for itself in its other locations of Leith and the Old Town, and now the Corstorphine branch is only a short stroll away from Edinburgh Zoo making it handy for those afternoon cake treats after a visit to see the penguins and pandas - perfect for a family day out! 

277 St John's Road, Edinburgh, EH12 7XD (website)

The Wee Restaurant

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This family run Scottish restaurant is due to open its second site on Frederick Street on 7 April. Looking to replicate their North Queensferry ethos of delivering simple and delicous local produce, we can't wait to try out their seafood right here in the city centre!

61 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1LH (website)

Cairngorm Coffee West End

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Mammoth cheese toasties, frothy artisan coffees and decadent slabs of cake await residents of the West End who pop in to the new branch of Cairngorm Coffee, which recently opened its doors on Melville Place. Following roaring success at their Frederick Street site, the famed cheese toastie merchants are expanding their offering to the West End of the city, which will be a welcome addition to those craving a special lunchtime coffee and toastie fix. 

1 Melville Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7PR (website)

Badger & Co

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Look out for this Wind and the Willows inspired bar and restaurant which has just popped up on Edinburgh's Castle Street. The venue's style and name takes inspiration from Edinburgh local Kenneth Grahame's children's novel The Wind and the Willows, which stars Badger, Toad of Toad Hall and Mole. Expect to find a cocktail menu focusing on good old fashioned classics and carefully selected wines. 

32 Castle St, Edinburgh, EH2 3HT (website

Belted Burgers

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Carlisle based Belted Burgers opened their latest branch on the Capital's Frederick Street in mid-March and have already racked up rave reviews for their aptly named belt-busting offering. The 90 seater restaurant serves up a burger menu curated by a Michelin-starred chef bursting with meat treats to make even the hardiest burger connoisseur weak at the knees. Make sure you leave an extra hole in your belt for this one!

57a Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1LH (website) 

Southpour

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Everyone loves a good brunch and the Southpour bar and restaurant offers some of the best selections. We like the sound of the brioche eggy bread with vanilla ice cream or maple syrup and bacon! Southpour is open until late so we won't blame you if you fancy hanging around for an evening cocktail too.

1-5 Newington Rd, Edinburgh EH9 1QR (website)

Tempo Tea Bar

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It's taken the UK by storm - Bubble Tea (also known as Pearl Milk tea or Boba) is a refreshing sweet drink made hot or cold and comes in a variety of flavours. Originating in Taiwan, its flavours and options are virtually borderless. So if you like your tea with a twist, pop down to the Tempo Tea Bar, located at the trendy New Waverley Arches for an authentically refreshing Asian caffiene hit.

New Waverely Arches, 7 E Market St, Edinburgh, EH8 8FS (website)

Maison Bleue Le Bistrot - Morningside

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Experience a taste of Paris in the city’s bustling Morningside area at Maison Bleue's sister restaurant Maison Bleue Le Bistrot. The exciting, up-market venue is expected to bring some cafe-culture chic to Morningside. Due to be up and running by mid-April, the bistro promises to offer its guests a first-rate dining experience to rival dining out by the Seine. 

Morningside Road, EH10 4AY (website)

Jessie Mays Bar & Kitchen

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This new bar and kitchen in Gorgie is sure to liven up the area with their tasty foodie offer. Looking for somewhere to eat after the game? The location is also very handy for pre or after drinks (or food) to all the sporting actions at Murrayfield. 

316 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2QZ (Facebook)

Boardwalk Beach Club

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Looking for some coffee with stunning sea views? Then head over to the Boardwalk Beach Club who have recently opened their doors to the public. It's a great stop-over after a nice stroll along the Cramond beaches. We hear there will also Luca's ice creams on offer, which is perfect sweet treat for a day at the beach! 

50 Marine Drive, Edinburgh, EH4 5ES (facebook)

Tony Singh

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If you fancy a bit of spice in Edinburgh then look no further than the new Tony Singh restaurant in Edinburgh. Returning to his successful festival pop-up location, the award winning chef will be making the Apex Grassmarket Hotel his permanent home. His "proper tasty" menu is made for sharing, so make sure you go with lots of chums and get stuck in! 

Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS (website)

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