It was decidedly late in the day when I finally got round to lunching, today. I’d been in Beanscene for Espresso 100 purposes, the other day, and noticed they were still doing pizzas, so when I found myself hungry and in Haymarket, I put two and two together, crossing their threshold with a longing for pepperoni.
A converted bank, and one where I used to actually do some banking, Beanscene has been trading for a number of years. I’ve used its services on a few occasions, often when meeting people off the train from Haymarket station.
The place has a good blend of seating options, with formal wooden tables and chairs matched with comfy sofas.
Once I’d ordered my pizza, paying an extra £1 to top their standard £5 margarita with the longed for pepperoni and mushrooms, I added an espresso and some water, which were delivered to my table.
The pizza took a moment longer, but arrived in entirely timely fashion. It looked rather good, and proved to be very tasty indeed. The base was very light and crispy, and the topping packed plenty of meltiness and flavour. It was twice as good as the pizza I had at Mamma’s recently, at half the cost. It was really very pleasing.
So overall, I enjoyed my stop at Beanscene. Their pizza was very good, the coffee very decent, and the service suitably friendly and efficient. I’d be happy to point you in its direction, next time you’re in the neighbourhood.
Blythe scores Beanscene
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: pepperoni and mushroom pizza
I drank: espresso, water
I wore: brown suit
Total bill: £7.35