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US$3 - US$14
British, Cafe, Scottish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Superb. Best brunch I've had. Staff super friendly. Clean. Busy but booking made and text sent. Went for a short walk around the park. Will definitely be back

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visiting here and will definitely be back! The food was amazing, with lots of gluten free options and very helpful staff. Also got a great cup of coffee! 10/10 recommend!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 2 December 2021 via mobile

My hubby & I had breakfast at Scran this morning for the first time. Interior - cozy & a bit quirky - we sat at the window which was ideal for people watching! Service was warm, welcoming & efficient. Food was well presented & tasty...(clearly made with good quality ingredients). Overall brilliant! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: December 2021
ChrisMears2014, Owner at Scran, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2021

Thank you so much 🙏 glad you enjoyed it Chris

Reviewed 14 November 2021 via mobile

Although my plan for the day was to wander around Glasgow’s Southside, the starting point had to be Scran in Dennistoun which is in the opposite direction.Having figured out when to arrive to get a seat, I went for the ‘Bayou Bowl’ from the new...menu, which is a superb combination of ox-cheek, poached eggs, cauliflower purée and pit beans, served with corn bread. It was a great start to the day and so filling that, give or take a knickerbocker glory late in the afternoon, I didn’t feel hungry until late in the evening.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 27 September 2021 via mobile

Great quality food, with a good choice and nice portions. And very friendly staff. A very relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2021 via mobile

We had brunch here yesterday and were seated promptly. We ordered the classic French toast and eggs florentine with two coffees. Portions were huge and very tasty.

Date of visit: September 2021
ChrisMears2014, Owner at Scran, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2021

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the kind words and hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 25 August 2021

I walked from the Cathedral on a blistering hot day knowing there would be a great lunch at Scran. Without hesitation I went for the ‘special’ which was Vietnamese-style toasties with pork and all sorts of interesting and tasty items including a mug of soup....Then a small chocolate tart which was both very chocolatey and not full of sugar as offerings like that usually are. All for £15 including Irn-Bru, espresso and tip. Tremendous value for money!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 August 2021 via mobile

Honestly so obsessed with this place - only been three times and every dish I’ve had so far has been sublime. The burger fries are spot on and the coffee is also class (and I’m fussy with coffee lol) . Staff are super friendly and...chill and there’s just such a relaxed atmosphere about the place, already anticipating my next visit.More

Date of visit: July 2021
ChrisMears2014, Owner at Scran, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2021

Such a kind review. Look forward to welcoming you back soon 😊

Reviewed 20 July 2021 via mobile

Had high hopes for this place after reading a lot of reviews. Always busy when walking past. Had a portion of “nonnas fries” and sadly found it tasting quite oily. The fries itself felt like they were frozen as they had that hard inner texture...as if there were two tones of heat to them. Could just be an off day but wouldn’t rush back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 17 July 2021

Top quality food and service. Staff are very accommodating and friendly- they do a great job at managing the busy cafe with a smile 😄. My whole family loves the food and we are never left disappointed by the quality/portions. Looking forward to many more...takeaways and weekend specials. Thank you ScranMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scran

Yes, Scran offers takeaway services.

Yes, Scran is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Scran is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5