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 Consequently, my usual strolling around town has been replaced by floaty orbiting a few feet off the ground.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.
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.
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