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Christmas stars, strong coffee and perfect pastries, at Victor Hugo

VictorHugos pencil doodleThis Edinburgh deli has been a strong favourite of Mrs Sketcher and I for a long time, ever since we discovered it as a haven of normality when our baby was staying at the Sick Kids hospital.

Almost six years later and we still love sitting in the window looking out over the Meadows as we sip cappuccinos and let our worries fade into daydreams.

Sketcher Twin 1 had an appointment at Rillbank this afternoon and so found ourselves there once again but this time looking through sparkly Christmas stars in the window, and doodling with Sketcher Twin 2. I will miss this place when the hospital moves out to Little France next year, and the views over the ever changing Meadows Park.

Today’s drawing doodled in pencil

Victor Hugos Delicatessen twitter page.

Deli-lightful :)

VictorHugoInteriorSorry 🙂 but I love Victor Hugo’s delicatessen and coffee/cafe shop on the South side of the Meadows.


I was back to sketching in the city today after my holidays. I could easily spend my days sketching in coffee shops, and very happy I’d be too.


This is Victor Hugo, a place I sketched once before from the outside, HERE, but today I was tucked away in a booth watching the staff make lattes by the deli counter.



  • Victor Hugo’s website.


Coffee haven

Back to normality today, and into work as we start to get back into a routine. But as we are still visiting Sick Kids daily for now I’m sure we will be popping into this cafe from time to time.

Victor Hugo Delicatessen is situated just around the corner from the hospital, and the nearest place we found to get good coffee. The home cooking is great too, if you don’t mind a bit of a wait, as a sign reads, ‘We don’t do fast food‘. However with views across the Meadows park it’s a great place to wait.