I’d popped in to the 2 Nice cafe on Dalry Road on one of its first days of trading and been dazzled by its yellow and blue interior. I made a note to come back for a proper review visit once it’d had some time to bed in.

Tea, flower, interior

Tea, flower, interior

As far as I’m aware this is Edinburgh’s first Ukranian cafe, with the yellow and blue colours reflecting the country’s flag.

The menu is a traditional all-day breakfast and light meal selection, augmented by a growing specials list of Ukranian dishes such as borsht, marinated cucumbers and very elaborate sounding salads.

With a promise made to bring the Strumpets to sample that part of the menu, I concentrated on the breakfast options choosing their number 1 set selection.



This was cooked to order by the very friendly owner and was soon with me. It brought together sausage, egg, turkey bacon, haggis, mushrooms, hash brown, tomato, beans and toast. I added a mug of Tetley tea for good measure.

It proved a satisfyingly good eat. The egg was very accurately cooked and the turkey bacon very tasty. As is often the way with breakfasts in this style the sausage was the weak link, but otherwise this was pretty good stuff.

So overall, 2 Nice is a very friendly little cafe doing good breakfast options. I look forward to trying their Ukraniain dishes on a future visit so will report back when I do.

Blythe scores 2 Nice
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14/20

I ate: set breakfast 1

I drank: tea

I wore: light trousers

Total bill: £6.45

Address: 175 Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2EB

Written by BKR