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Bruntsfield: The Secrets of Edinburgh's South Side

Edinburgh is the perfect spot for tourists, Scotlands' Capital City hosts beautiful historic buildings, some of the best eateries in the UK, mountains, seascapes and of course a huge variety of shops and traditional markets.

We are not here to tell you about the well known areas of the city, ones you might find on a blog "3 days in Edinburgh" listing the Grassmarket, Arthurs Seat, Old Town and even New town spots. We are here to tell you about the unknown, the un-blogged. Yet the absolute hidden gems of Edinburgh.

Reader, meet Bruntsfield. Set in the south of Edinburgh, surrounded by the greenery of The Bruntsfield Links, a public 36 hole pitch and putt and beautiful tenement buildings facing towards the castle and Arthurs seat. Just a stones throw from the city centre it is where the locals live, and we are proud to have our first pop up shop here.

Walking through the Links, you will often see outdoor fitness classes, people on their bikes, runners and dog walkers: no matter what the weather and this is Edinburgh so expect ALL weathers. The energetic locals is one of the reasons we came to Bruntsfield, the locals LOVE our fleeces, sports leggings and beanies (needed all year round).

We are located on 140 Bruntsfield place next to the best coffee Artisan Roast and would love to see you, but there are so many more shops and eateries to lure you this way.

Setting the scene on a typical Saturday from morning to night:

9:30 am:

Let's start with a brunch at Project Coffee. It is a bustling coffee shop in the heart of Bruntsfield. Big recommendations for the Eggs Benny! Alternatively, if you’ve got more of a sweet tooth, then head across the road to Montpeliers and order yourself some yummy pancakes.

11:30 am:

You "Beauty" there are so many beauticians and hair salons but our favourites include Frenchys and Nicoles, both make you feel at home, glamorous and refreshed.

12:00 pm. Time to shop: Ruby Shoes and Biscuit, both stocking some gorgeous brands. MBAC (that's us)and Beira sharing the space at 140 Bruntsfield Place, unique female designers we are proud to be independent.

1:30 pm

If you are not full from the brunch, maybe some lunch, we love Three Birds, Honeycomb or even further down towards town is Tom Kitchins' new restariatn Kora.


Back to the shops, lets talk homewares and gifting, Nordic Living, Curiouser and The Bay Tree Company. Set to find something beautiful and unique.

5:00 pm

If you’ve managed to conquer the shops of Bruntsfield, then why not take a walk along the canal? Just 5 minutes down the road (as if you’re walking towards Boroughmuir High School), the canal is the perfect place for a mid-afternoon stroll.

7:00 pm

And to finish off your Saturday stroll, cocktail desinations such as Mclarens on the Corner or The Black Ivy. Wine bars Decanter or Fin and Grape.

Happy shopping and eating, hope to see you this way soon!

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