During our visit to Edinburgh earlier this year, we were catching our flight back to London late morning, so we wanted to find somewhere close to our hotel for a spot of breakfast before we left this beautiful city. And we found a brilliant new restaurant called Badger & Co.
It had only just opened up a week or so before, and with it being 8.30am and pouring with rain outside, we pretty much had the place to ourselves. I was completely in love with the decor!
You might be wondering about the name, and the reason for the badger artwork adorning the walls. Well, it has a very cool reason indeed. The restaurant is located on Castle Street in the former home of Kenneth Grahame, the author of Wind in the Willows! The literary geek in me was having a whale of a time – Tim has experienced this on many occasions to his peril, such as the time I made him trek around Brooklyn for hours trying to find the former home of Truman Capote!
There was a wide range of options on the breakfast menu – Tim ordered the ‘Full Sett’: Char-Grilled Borders Bacon, Pork Sausage, Roast Vine Tomato, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Toasted Rye Bread, Fried Duck Egg & House Baked Beans.
It was certainly a whopper of a breakfast – look at the size of that duck egg! I ordered the ‘Brexit Brekkie’: Smoked Ham, Blarliath Cheddar, Doorstop Toast, Homemade Jam, Strained Yoghurt, Honey & Fruit.
We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfasts – we only wish we’d heard about this place earlier in our stay in Edinburgh, as we’d have loved to have visited for lunch or dinner, the menu looked great!
If you’re in Edinburgh, I’d recommend paying them a visit – you can find out more on their website here.