September 25, 2017 Breakfast, Leith No Comments


I had a busy day of thinking ahead of me so a hearty breakfast seemed in order. I was spending the day near the Shore so decided that Mitchell’s on Henderson Street might be just the spot.


I’d never previously visited but their self-saucing hotdog man out front is something of a neighbourhood icon and a sight I’d long admired.

The interior of the place was entirely charming with 70s wood-cladding to the fore and some rather splendid booth seating. I was very pleasantly surprised.

Their breakfast menu offered various choices but I was happy to go for their first set breakfast. This came with a choice of toast, roll or fried bread – it was the unhealthy option I chose – and a glass of orange juice all for the very reasonable price of £5.50.


When it arrived it was an absolute mountain of food. Two slices of fried bread got a plate to themselves while the rest of the items were piled high.

The breakfast was made up of two fried eggs, three bacon rashers, link and lorne sausage, two tattie scones, two slices of black pudding, a small bean lake and some heated tinned tomatoes. It was a feast.

Most things were to a very pleasing standard with only the link sausage letting the side down. I really enjoyed the black pudding and the eggs were very well cooked. It was an enjoyable plate of food.

So overall, Mitchell’s served me a huge portion of none too healthy goodness but I was very pleased with it. It set me up for the day ahead and meant light grazing was all that was needed until much later in the day. Give it a visit next time you’re looking for a high value, high calorie treat.

Blythe scores Mitchell’s
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20

I ate: breakfast

I drank: orange juice

I wore: blue pinstripes

Total bill: £5.50

Address: 21-23 Henderson Street, EH6 6BT

Written by BKR