There are a number of sandwich shops on Lothian Road, serving the major office buildings, nearby. In the past, most of my attention has been paid to the lunch places in the nearby “noodle district”, but today I was in need of breakfast on the run, so popped in to Freshcut Sandwiches.
My eye was caught by mention of a double filled breakfast roll for £1.90, which sounded like a great plan to me. Haggis and black pudding was my offal marriage of choice, topped with lashings of brown sauce. I added a single espresso, to assist in the enjoyment.
I had time to sip the espresso, a Matthew Algie, while my roll was prepared, so had a moment to contemplate the smart surroundings. If you were in the mood to linger, the place was neat and tidy, with room for around a dozen folk to sit in.
I was soon on my way out in to the sun-kissed morning. The weight of the brown-bagged roll was impressive, so it was with considerable excitement that I peered inside.
It proved to be very generously stuffed, with filling and sauce poking out the sides of the fresh morning roll. It looked like I would have great fun splodging it all over my shirt and tie.
However, with due care and attention, I was able to negotiate my way through it without any major staining incidents. It was a joyously tasty eat, and definitely one of the better breakfast rolls I’ve eaten, of late.
So overall, I was impressed with Freshcut. The service was smiley, quick and helpful, and the breakfast roll was monstrously good. I’d be happy to recommend it for the next time you’re looking for a large morning feed. Remember to pack your bib, though.
Blythe scores Freshcut
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
Today’s quester was: Blythe
I ate: haggis and black pudding roll
I drank: espresso
I wore: purple striped shirt
Total bill: £3.25