The Lioness of Leith, with its ridiculously cool décor and roaring vibes, is as hip as they come. The coffee, teas and cocktails epitomise all things divine, whereas the contemporary British and European eats — all conjured up from fresher than fresh seasonal produce — are simply delicious. Arty feels and effortlessly chic surroundings put this wildcat in front of the competition.
The Lioness of Leith, 21-25 Duke St, Edinburgh, Scotland, +44 131 629 0580
Roseleaf, with its unrestrained array of pre-loved furnishings and laissez-faire attitude, is a magnet for folk with a penchant for great times. Catering to one and all, Roseleaf serves up the full works and then some. The loose-leaf teas are just as addictive as the fresh juices, whereas the pints and real ales comfort all who sip them. Those Pot Tails though (cocktails in teapots) — they deserve a standing ovation! From the smashing menu, to a Sunday Roast nothing short of perfection, this garden of Eden is forever in full bloom.
Roseleaf, 23-24 Sandport Pl, Edinburgh, Scotland, +44 131 476 5268