On a bright and sunny morning, I had a hankering for sausages and brown sauce, so toddled up Morrison Street to find the required items. It pained me to walk past the excellent Copper Bird, but the quest for new and interesting places drove me on, resulting in my arrival at Pronto.
Smart, spacious and modern, Pronto styles itself as a panini bar. Judging by the generous floor space, and relatively modest amount of seating, they’re aiming for takeout custom, primarily. In typically contrary fashion, I decided to sit in, at one of their window shelf seats.
My need for sausage and brown sauce was met by a Crombie’s link sausage roll. I chose to accompany it with an espresso.
I made myself comfortable on the shelf stool, and in no time at all my items were with me. The roll looked particularly good, with an entertainingly rustic, seeded brown roll filled with two good looking sausages. I applied brown sauce, as per my requirements, and prepared to munch.
The roll proved to be extremely tasty, with the sausages just as good as you’d expect from Crombie’s, given their tall reputation for sausage excellence. The roll, from Patisserie Joldo, was noteworthy, too, as it was beautifully fresh.
Their espresso, by Puro, was pretty decent, too, so I was left with an overall sense of wellbeing, and felt suitably fortified for the day ahead.
So overall, I thought Pronto was an impressive little place. I’d happily recommend it as a morning stop-off, and look forward to popping back, at some point, to sample their lunchtime offerings.
Blythe scores Pronto
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20
Today’s quester was: Blythe
I ate: Crombie’s sausage roll
I drank: espresso
I wore: pink tie
Total bill: £3.55