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Laila Lunch & Brunch

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 20/07/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/07/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Edinburgh's most instagramable cafe - a Middle Eastern twist on brunch in the heart of Edinburgh's old town. From Aleppo eggs to candyfloss covered pan cakes and our signature unicorn and ruby rose lattes, with a bespoke selection of wines and cocktails, it's the must visit Edinburgh destination
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
European, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went this Tuesday for brunch with a small child (6) I had some amazing rose pancakes and they went out of there way to make plain pancakes for my daughter they were and I quote "the fluffiest pancakes I've ever eaten". I had an...amazing pink coffee and the rose cheesecake was to die for. We would highly recommend this little gem.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a busy Saturday managed to get an outside table straight away . Service was efficient. Ruby Latte was lovely and Shakshuka eggs - loved them . I love trying new food and drinks and this was really unusual. All the other customers seemed...happy too .More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a really good place to eat and there was a barista called Mohannad, he was very kind ❤️, I advice you all to go to this cafe.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Laila cafe on a Sunday afternoon. The decor is lovely but unfortunately I would say that was the only great thing. I didn’t find it very kid friendly - no kids menu and no effort to make any adjustments to the menu to suit...children. The place was freezing as the door was left open the whole time and some of the food was cold when it arrived to the table! The food was very aesthetically pleasing, however the taste was nothing amazing and the pancakes and waffles were quite dry! Overall it was OK.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a quick lunch in here during the week. The venue was able to accommodate a drop-in with no booking which was great. Staff were attentive, food was promptly served and very tasty. Cocktails looked good. Recommend a visit if you are passing.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After stumbling across this place we decided to see if they had seats available as it was quite busy. They was very accommodating and offered us a table inside. The place is just Wow! Definitely ‘Instagram worthy’. The food was amazing I got the berry...waffles and my husband got the lamb and we shared half and half. The signature dishes are definitely different but the flavours work well together and thats why I think its such a unique place. The service was great although very busy and could see the poor owner was getting slightly stressed as a big group arrived but stayed professional. I would definitely visit here again and be telling everyone about it. We both loved this place!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this little gem whilst walking up a steep alley from the station! I needed a stop off to recover! Very attractive with all the flowers. It was full inside but that wasn’t a problem as I was warm and there was seating outside....I only had a hot chocolate so didn’t see a food menu but heard what others around me were ordering and it all sounded very nice. Polite staff and quick service. The hot chocolate was very tasty and hot the spot as I needed a sugar intake! Would recommend and will visit again when I’m in EdinburghMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch, lots of tempting things to choose from, went for waffles with chicken, satay avo on toast and halloumi fries all delicious! Hot drinks look beautiful…..very insta worthy but I’d not have another.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was pleasant experience, the room is wonderfully decorated, the staff was friendly and welcoming. The menu is a bit poorly but the food is well confectioned!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really amazing staff- friendly and welcoming. We had the halloumi pitta and the lamb pitta. Both so fresh and tasty. The place itself is pretty and fun. Would definitely recommend. Can’t wait to go back for the lovely looking brunch menu.

Date of visit: November 2021
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HayleyLPike
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Response from Jamal-Owner | Property representative |
Yes, except for the venison salami
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10 December 2019|
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Response from Jamal-Owner | Property representative |
Hi, yes have many GF options, please check with your server who will advise you of the suitable options for you.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Laila Lunch & Brunch

Yes, Laila Lunch & Brunch offers takeaway services.

Yes, Laila Lunch & Brunch is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Laila Lunch & Brunch is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5