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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
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Published March 19th 2014
Buon appetito
Now, I've never been to Italy, nor Edinburgh until recently, but you can find a slice of Milan in Edinburgh's Old Town.

Caffe Lucano, cafe, Italian, brunch, breakfast, cake, coffee
Coffee and cake


My friends and I dropped into Caffe Lucano for breakfast the other day, and we felt as though we'd been whisked away to Italy. Dapper Italian gentlemen sip their daily cappuccino, fresh pasta and seafood specials are scrawled on a floor-to-ceiling blackboard and it smells like fresh basil and Amalfi lemons.

I've got a thing for Eggs Benedict (7.50), which is a speciality at Caffe Lucano, with an especially tasty prosciutto version available alongside the usual ham, Florentine and smoked salmon variations. My friends and I hoovered up breakfast in no time, and sipped little mugs of espresso. It was a great start to the day.

Caffe Lucano, cafe, Italian, brunch, breakfast, cake, coffee
Eggs Benedict


Another perk of this little place is that there's ice-cream on the menu at every time of day. If you visit around lunchtime mood try the small but perfectly formed pizza menu - starting from 8.00. It's fantastic.
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Why? For an Italian breakfast
When: Mon - Fri: 7am - 10pm Sat: 8am - 10pm Sun: 9am - 8pm
Phone: 0131 225 6690
Where: George IV Bridge
Cost: Breakfast starts at 5.00
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