7 Epic Edinburgh Sandwiches

Everyone loves a good sandwich. Here are some of Edinburgh finest:

Caffe Piccolo
Caffe Piccolo has been a bit of a sleeper success at the heart of the Grassmarket, quietly going about making knockout sandwiches. Their prosciutto and pesto focaccia is a joy to behold and should be munched on a regular basis.
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Two places have serious claims on the crown of finest grilled cheese sandwich in the city. Firstly, there is Cairngorm, with its patented three-cheese and chilli jam sandwiches proving hugely popular. With excellent coffee at the core of their offering, this is a smart little café that demands your attention.
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IJ Mellis
The second place that aspires to the grilled cheese crown is Mellis. A cheesemonger at heart, it’s no wonder that they have probably the best range of different grilled cheese options. Their Stockbridge tasting room is a wonderful little hideaway in which to sample these sandwiches of distinction.
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Jacob does the sandwich fundamentals as well as anyone in the city. Their bread is excellent and their fillings, although sometimes fairly straightforward sounding pack a considerable punch. Their Thai chicken sandwich is a particular favourite and should be added to your list of must-try items, soon.
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Knight’s Kitchen
The herdsman sandwich at Knight’s Kitchen is one of the most impressively bonkers sandwiches in the city. Packing in an extraordinary amount of meat, it’s a meal in itself and guaranteed to chase the hunger away for hours on end.
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O Canto Do Passerinho
A pimped-out croque monsieur filled with steak and sausage then served in secret beer and tomato sauce. Sound pretty crazy? Well, that’s exactly what O Canto Do Passerinho will serve you when you order the Francesinha, a truly epic sandwich that is apparently a cornerstone of Portuguese cuisine. It’s a dish that needs to be eaten to be believed.
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Twenty Princes Street
Twenty Princes Street will serve you the best steak sandwich we’ve come across in its very smart and elegant Princes Street premises. A lunchtime favourite, cooked on their Josper grill, this is a dish that will hit the spot very nicely when you try it.
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