Located beside St. Andrew’s Square, this café and wine bar is an offshoot of Valvona & Crolla, the city’s oldest operating deli. Inside, the two-story restaurant is designed in a modern European style with marble floors, dark walnut paneling, and glass counters lined with fresh pastries. Classic cocktails and coffee drinks are available at the downstairs counter, while the upstairs dining room serves a menu of light Italian fare. Popular options include the antipasto plate, and the linguini with crab cooked in olive oil, garlic, and chili. The extensive wine list has more than 50 selections available by the glass.
Before or after your meal, take advantage of the café’s location on Multrees Walk—one of Edinburgh’s most exclusive shopping streets—and stop by the upscale Harvey Nichols department store.