While the thought of waking up daily to a boyfriend to cuddle is nice, the thought of waking up to brunch in bed fills me with a greater sense of euphoria. I love brunch like really love it. And while that may sound like the most middle class and stereotypical basic white girl statement that there could possibly be, without mentioning the words pumpkin spice, it's true. Brunch is a great meal where the beauty of breakfast and lunch combine to make it perfectly acceptable to eat savoury and sweet... at the same time. For me, the ideal brunch combines smoothies or a little fizz if the occasion deems fit, french toast and a variation of some form of eggs benedict. I usually opt for eggs royal which is just benedict but with smoked salmon instead of ham because it's my absolute favourite. So because I feel so strongly about eggs benedict/royale/florentine I have become a bit of a connoisseur in said area and I'm always on the hunt for a great brunch spot wherever I may be. So when one of my flatmates during my month in Edinburgh said she wanted the best eggs benny on the morning of her birthday you bet I did my darndest to find the best, and oh did I. After a little Google here and a bit of Buzzfeed there it seemed the 'best eggs benedict in Edinburgh' resided at Urban Angel so off we went on the hunt for deliciousness and boy, oh boy did we find it.
Just below street level on Hanover street sits Urban Angel, it's just up from Princess Street which is Edinburgh's main shopping area, which makes it ideal for a girly brunch before some serious retail therapy. The place was very busy, expected during the Fringe but I have a feeling this place on weekends could leave you waiting a while, still worth the wait, though. Luckily we only had to wait about fifteen minutes for a table because most people were getting their food to go, the entire menu is available for take-out and at a fraction of the price I might add. We decided to wait outside in the slightly grey weather as the sun decided to just peek out and start ourselves off with a smoothie from their extensive list. I opted for the recovery angel which was full of berries, banana, coconut water, honey and peanut butter. It tasted soo good. Roisin had the sunshine smoothie which was also amazing and the perfect start of the day smoothie with tonnes of berries, banana and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Do you love brunch? Are you an eggs benedict fanatic like me? Where's your favourite brunch?
Let me know in the comments below.