The Hidden Trax team would like to take a moment to shine a light on just a few of our favourite semi-newcomers to Edinburgh’s food & drink scene, which don’t yet feature on any of our Trax (a fact that we hope changes very, very soon!)
Conveniently situated just a few doors down from our recording studio and general beloved hangout (The Noisefloor/Spilt Milk) on Great Junction Street – Razzo Pizza has arrived into Edinburgh’s competitive pizza scene with a bang. Offering simple, delicious Neapolitan pizza at unbeatable prices, we’ve found ourselves having an indulgent perhaps one too many times…
We recommend: the Aubergine pizza, with a side of Mozzarella Frita.
Hard to really give this place enough kudos, but thankfully it is getting the attention it deserves. Owners Matt & Tash are serving out big hot sandwiches to die for, from their wee late night hangout down near Ocean Terminal. Open from midday till 10pm, Wed-Sun, Alby’s is BYOB, and has veggie and vegan options.
We recommend: Genuinely everything. All of it. Go eat it.
…has opened another branch on Lothian Road! Thank goodness. Because having delicious, affordable Pad Thai nearby at all times kind of improves things. Established first opposite Bristo Square, Tings has maintained a queue out of the door since it opened. Serving satisfying thai food in takeaway boxes, this place is perfect for a fast, fun meal.
We recommend: Get the seabass. Honestly. And a roti.
Abode Cafe & Bar
Opened by best mates Nathan and Louise in October, Leith’s latest boozer has a great selection of local beers including Barney’s, Campervan and Tempest. Abode prides themselves on a wine list with a twist, and their super popular local meat and cheese sharing boards; courtesy of East Coast Cured and George Mewes. They also double up as a cosy cafe in the day, open from midday and serving Machina Espresso coffee.
They might also have the best neon sign in town.
We recommend: Sharing board + sharing bottle of Tabula Rasa red, with a pal.