Morningside Street with shops

Bruntsfield and Morningside

A paradise of charming cafés, specialist food retailers and charity shops full of vintage and designer fashions await in these popular neighbourhoods.

  • Update your wardrobe or home with a wander round the area’s pretty shops and boutiques.

  • Enjoy a night at the flicks or an afternoon on the green.

  • Stock up on treats from specialist grocers or indulge in classic dishes from top-class restaurants and cafes.

Getting to Bruntsfields and Morningside

It’s a lovely 15 minute bike ride from Edinburgh’s Old Town out to Bruntsfield and Morningside, through the Meadows, on mostly segregated bike paths. 

It’s also not too far to walk on a nice day – it takes 35 minutes to get to the Royal Mile from Bruntsfield, or 45 if you’re coming from Morningside.

If travelling by public transport, Lothian Buses services 10, 11 and 16 run regularly from Princes Street, or you can catch the 23 service from George IV Bridge.

Discover all food and drink in Bruntsfield and Morningside

Enjoy artisan cafés, local independent restaurants, and some of Edinburgh’s best bakes.

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