The quest to populate the forthcoming Espresso 100 has become an all-consuming task, recently. Consequently, my usual strolling around town has been replaced by floaty orbiting a few feet off the ground.



Today’s caffeine-fuelled drifting took me to Flavour, which isn’t short of an Illy sign or two, making it abundantly which coffee they choose to serve. Illy isn’t a huge favourite with me, but I have come across a couple of places that serve it well, to whose number I’m happy to say Flavour will be added.

My focus was equally on sustenance today, though, so I asked about their breakfast rolls. From the wide selection, I opted for a haggis and poached egg filling.

Roll and coffee

Roll and coffee

I sat in at one of their shelf seats, while the delightful counter woman went about preparing items, full of lively banter and sunny jollity.

I strongly feared for the safety of my tie, so opted not to add my traditional brown sauce accompaniment. As it turned out, it was a fairly manageable eat, not least because the yolk of the poached egg wasn’t of the runny variety.

Deli counter

Deli counter

The roll was nicely overstuffed and it tasted really good. I would have liked a little more softness to the yolk, but I had mentioned that I was a notoriously messy eater, so I have a feeling that the kitchen took pity on me with this firmer yolk preparation.

The deli counter looked pretty impressive, with a particular good looking range of cheeses on offer, so I’ll need to pop back and try their lunchtime offerings, at some stage.

So overall, I was really charmed by Flavour. The welcome was as warm as you’re ever likely to find, and the breakfast roll I had was really good. Their espresso, although not my favourite bean, was smartly prepared, too. I’d be happy to recommend that you pay the place a visit, next time you’re at this end of town.

Blythe scores Flavour
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14.5/20

Today’s quester was: Blythe

I ate: haggis and poached egg roll

I drank: espresso

I wore: brown suit

Total bill: £4.10

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Written by BKR