I’ve had my eye on the Blackcherry Café for a few weeks, as I’ve wandered past on my travels, a number of times. Today was the day, as I was in the mood for soup (as always) and a roll.

The quaint little café has seating room for around a dozen or more patrons, with the large windows affording a rather nice view of scenic Old Town Edinburgh. They have a table outside, too, although today’s weather didn’t invite outdoor dining.


It’s a fairly standard deli counter set-up, with a blackboard full of sandwich and wrap combos to consider, as well as a selection of all-day breakfast items.

Their soup of the day was leek and potato, so to that I added one of their “gourmet” sandwiches, which was described as “cool and spicy”. It contained bacon, brie, tomato and chorizo. I wish I could show you photos of the items, but I deleted the photos!

The friendly counter man had soon ladled my soup and assembled my roll, so with the financial exchange completed, I was soon on my way.

Once returned to the temperate climes of my office, I checked the soup, then tucked in to the roll. I’m not sure “cool and spicy” was a particularly accurate description, but the roll was very good. The two types of pork worked nicely together, and the cheese and tomato performed their expected roles. The roll itself was soft and fresh. It was entirely pleasing.

The soup was also very good, with a lovely creamy leek and potato, replete with chunky goodness, bringing warmth and comfort.

So overall, I was highly delighted by the fare on offer at the Blackcherry Café. It keeps things simple and straightforward, makes a cracking bowl of soup, and the welcome is warm. Well done, I say – keep up the good work!


Blythe scores the Blackcherry Cafe
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14/20

Today’s quester was: Blythe

I ate: leek and potato soup; chorizo, brie, bacon and tomato roll

I drank: nowt

I wore: pink tie

Total bill: £5.20

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Written by BKR