Urban Angel

Price guide: Mid-range

1 Forth Street, Edinburgh

Price guide: Mid-range

Urban Angel interior at Forth Street

By Alison Craig, your Edinburgh expert

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#30 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Edinburgh
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
3.6
3.6
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Singles, Art, Chilling out, People watching, Relaxation, Trendiness

Expert review of Urban Angel

Trendy cafe/restaurant open all day - and breakfast is the business.

Just off Edinburgh's main drag and right in the heart of the area known as the pink triangle, Urban Angel ticks all the boxes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, though breakfasts are what I would seek them out for. Clean lines, big windows with window seats, plus a more intimate dining area. There is a downstairs too, which I would avoid as it just feels to enclosed and subterranean.

Food and drink: 

You get seasonal, mainly organic food produced in a clean, stylish urban environment. Try the Bloody Mary to assuage the heaviest head and driest mouth. French toast with free range bacon and maple syrup or home-made organic muesli and coffee ensure the perfect start to any day, hangover or not. A blackboard displays daily specials. There is an even more urban Urban Angel in Hanover Street, which is also excellent, but this one wins out for its airy rooms, which are perfect after a late night!

Recommended dishes: 

Breakfast. The Eggs Benedict with crispy bacon is hard to see past, though home-baked cakes and pastries are just the job too.

Ambience: 

Clean colours, wooden furnishings. Some soft cushions in the window seats. It's bright, functional and trendy.

Service: 

Staff are young, trendy, smiley and friendly. Informal service with a smile.

Location: 

Forth Street is just off Broughton Street which is at the top of Leith Walk and the edge of the New Town.

More information on Urban Angel:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Café, Diner, Restaurant
Food:
British, Fusion, Seafood, Tapas, Vegetarian
Address:
1 Forth Street, Edinburgh
Telephone:
0131 556 6323
Website:
http://www.urban-angel.co.uk
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sun 9am til late
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
homebakes

Have you been to Urban Angel? Would you recommended it?