Scheduled to open on Monday 1st May at Merchiston Place in Bruntsfield, Honeycomb and Co will be an all-day operation with international flavours very much to the fore.
You could play it reasonably traditional by starting your day with smoky baked beans on sourdough toast topped with a poached egg.
Or you could look to the Middle East for inspiration and get going with a plate of shakshuka with crispy black pudding and hazelnut dukkah.
At the time of writing, we are little short on menu details. However, we are already looking forward to the beef ramen slow-cooked in the kitchen's master stock and served with kimchee and a soft boiled egg.
Back in the olden days, the idea of a 'sexy salad' was an oxymoron but Honeycomb and Co are vowing that it can be done.
As the name suggests, Honeycomb and Co is a champion of all things bee-related.
They are working in association with Plan Bee – an ethical, sustainable Scottish business which offers beehive adoption, management and educational services.
Honeycomb and Co keep it sweet
On the plate, this means they will be using honey and pollen from Plan B hives in dishes such as their signature honey buns and granola bowls.
The core team of three behind the business have worked together for more than fifteen years.
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Hopetoun House have all benefited from their expertise at some point.
Those in the trade will realise that the catering company Heritage Portfolio is a name which looms large on their joint CV.
We haven’t eaten there but hear good reports from friends and family who have been at soft opening events.
What we can say, with some confidence, is that the food looks fantastic.
Ishka and The Salvation of Leith
Looking a little further ahead, Ishka is a new restaurant and cocktail bar which will open to the public in a couple of weeks on Morrison Street.
Daily charcuterie boards, seasonal seafood and dishes like the nori-crusted plaice with babycorn, seafood broth and crispy lotus root are promised.
More info soon.
Last, but certainly not least, The Salvation of Leith is a new bar coming together on the Shore.
From the team behind Jeremiah’s Taproom and The Empress of Broughton Street, it is taking over the premises formerly occupied by The Leith Beer Company.