Posted : 28 July 2020

Eating out has changed, but Britain’s Coolest Little City knows how to roll with the times.

Especially when it comes to brunch.

Eateries across the city are adapting not only to the measures needed to keep customers safe from Coronavirus (Covid-19), but also to our changing habits.

So, whether you’re a local keeping up with the morning walks or a Staycationer emerging from the months of lockdown, where better to while away a relaxing morning than in one of the city’s fantastic cafes?

With such a wide variety of brunch spots to choose from, all in walking distance, you’re never far from a cosy spot to enjoy a sweet or savoury morning pick-me-up.

Dundee caters to all tastes when it comes to brunch. The Herald said that Pacamara’s “poached eggs are a particular standout” having the café place second on their list of top 15 brunch places in Scotland! Situated on the Perth Road, it’s just the perfect distance from the centre of town to walk off anything that took your fancy. They offer artisanal dishes in a relaxed café atmosphere but it’s their show-stopping coffees that will have you going back for more. 

Edinburgh based Social Bitches reviewed The Bach, a ‘Kiwiana’ café. The review references their former residence but due to popularity and reputation, The Bach moved to a bigger location (which has just as much character as its predecessor) This blog said they “were utterly in love” and enjoyed the “greatest hits collection of New Zealand confectionary.” So why not transport yourself across the world right here in the heart of the city?

The Birchwood Emporium offers great breakfasts, brunches and lunches. One Tripadvisor review said, “The menu has a great selection of goodies for vegetarian or vegan visitors - which can obviously be enjoyed by all.” A selection of grain dispensers, artisanal bread and dairy alternatives are also on offer, which lends to a more sustainable style of shopping. 

Not far from the Birchwood is the oh-so photogenic Bird and Bear, situated on the waterfront and styled beautifully. They serve their own style (in every sense of the word). A review in The Courier said their menu was “interesting and different and varied” and that their choice of brunch was “cooked to perfection.” Bird and Bear also blend food and atmosphere, serving up a ‘hip-hop brunch’ every weekend, like a midday party, what’s not to love?

Much like her sister venue, Gracie’s of Broughty Ferry offers up some delightful brunch options. With style tips from Bird and Bear, Gracie’s offers a unique dining experience, giving you interesting surroundings you can soak up along with your coffee. Your Instagram feed has never looked so good! 

If you are venturing out to enjoy the city’s brunch spots and other retail premises, please follow the latest hygiene and health advice to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.