Edinburgh is blessed with some excellent cafés, takeaways and cheap eat spots catering to city centre workers, shoppers, the year-round tourist trade and those just looking for a decent lunch. Yes, you can find the usual chain coffee-and-sandwich spots by the bucket-load but there's also a healthy community of independents providing a range of lunch alternatives - all the way from stellar soups and high-class sandwiches to the kind of dishes of which Edinburgh's best restaurants would be proud to serve.
Edinburgh's best lunch spots
Our pick of the best lunch spots in Edinburgh, from pizza and pasta to salads, sandwiches and soups
Lunch spots in Edinburgh
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