Edinburgh: Meltmongers

Meltmongers Edinburgh Grilled Cheese Café

Guys, there’s a new cheese toastie shop in town and it is amazing. If you’re searching for delicious, cheesy comfort food in Edinburgh, Meltmongers should be your first stop. After hearing lots about it on Twitter, I decided it was necessary to pay a visit and find out for myself just what Meltmongers had in store. So, on a rainy Tuesday afternoon, I headed up to Bruntsfield to begin the toastie taste test.

Meltmongers Edinburgh Grilled Cheese Café

Meltmongers Edinburgh Grilled Cheese Café

What We Ate At Meltmongers

The menu has a decent selection of different grilled cheese toasties, both sweet and savoury varieties, along with some sides and plenty of coffees and drinks. After much deliberation (choosing cheese varieties is HARD, you know), I finally decided on the bacon cheese melt with a side of fries. It turned out to be an excellent choice, with lots crispy, sweetcured bacon and gooey cheese sandwiched between two slices of toasted sourdough bread. Owen went for the spicy jalapeno cheese melt which was equally tasty and I also managed to pinch a couple of his sweet potato fries. The normal fries were great too, but next time I’ll definitely be ordering the sweet potato ones – seriously they were up there with some of the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had, which I wasn’t really expecting from a grilled cheese restaurant. Bonus points there! Not being a fan of coffee I didn’t try one, but I’m assured it was very good – I stuck to the fairtrade Karma Cola instead.

Meltmongers Edinburgh Grilled Cheese Café

About Meltmongers

If I’m not mistaken, Meltmongers is the first grilled cheese shop in Edinburgh. Their menu is simple but that’s why it works well – it is quickly becoming the destination for a unique, tasty lunch in Edinburgh. Yes, you probably know how to make a cheese toastie yourself, but Meltmongers have taken them to a whole new level with lots of different cheeses and fillings to choose from. Located in Bruntsfield, just opposite the Links, the café is the perfect place to chill out for an hour or so. It’s small but perfectly formed, with minimal decor and simple seating. Beware: Meltmongers can get very busy at the weekends so be prepared to get a takeaway and enjoy your toastie elsewhere, or visit midweek for a quieter sit-in experience.

Meltmongers Edinburgh Grilled Cheese Café

Worth a Visit?

It’s most definitely a yes from me! As they’re brand new on the scene, Meltmongers are still working out a few kinks so it’s worth following along on Facebook and Instagram to make sure you’re up to date with opening times and the like. I love it when a new indie restaurant opens up and offers something a little bit unusual, so I can’t wait to see how Meltmongers develops over the next few months. The food was deliciously comforting, the service was friendly and casual and, well, the melted cheese just speaks for itself. Head along to 80 Bruntsfield Place to give it a try yourself.

Will you be visiting Meltmongers soon?

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • Really tries to say “Edin-brah” and not “Eden-berg” in my head this time.

    It’s cute that grilled cheeses are called toasties where you are. It makes sense, but here we just call them sandwiches. A grilled cheese restaurant sounds amazing. Ever had a grilled cheese with tomato soup? NOMNOMNOM! Or tomatoes in the sandwich. MMMMMMM

    Beautiful light and photography, as usual.

    • Gillian says:

      I think the first time I realised people outside the UK called them “grilled cheese” instead of “toasties” was when I started playing The Sims haha! Grilled cheese with tomato soup sounds amazing – will definitely need to try that soon. And thank you!

  • Michelle says:

    This looks amazing Gillian! Haven’t visited Edinburgh in a few years but maybe this summer I’ll finally pop back AND try this place. YOM.

    • Gillian says:

      You definitely need to try it next time you’re visiting, there’s nothing better than melted grilled cheese yummmm!

  • Paula says:

    This looks and sounds absolutely amazing! Hope they bring it to Glasgow.

    • Gillian says:

      Fingers crossed! Every city needs a grilled cheese café as far as I’m concerned!

  • Katie says:

    Oh wow, I need to get myself up to Edinburgh! Nothing better than a good toastie – these look delicious.

  • Nancy Wilde says:

    YUMMMMM next visit to Edinburgh I’ll make sure I won’t miss this grilled cheese emporium! can’t believe there’s not such thing in Dublin yet – the concept is perfect.

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