Freshly opened on Bread Street, FYUL (Food You Utterly Love) showcases wonderfully eclectic decor, in light and airy premises.
Their approach won’t be entirely unfamiliar to you. It’s very much the modern coffee shop way, but their wall of mismatched doors, retro wallpaper, array of seating options, classic radio and typewriter detailing is all nicely unified by a spectacular wooden floor.
The cafe is finding its feet quite nicely, in its first few weeks of business. Curiously, one of the standout items was their tap water, persented as it was in five different bottled or jugged forms: natural, with lemon, with orange, with melon, and with mint.
The skill on offer in the kitchen is impressive, too. They produced a very well thought-out breakfast panini, which brought together salty bacon, melty cheese, lovely pesto and sliced boiled egg. What’s more, it wasn’t one of those mangled paninis that you sometimes get. It was much more of a carefully constructed sandwich that just teetered on the edge of being a knife and fork job.
It was presented in restaurant style, on possibly the biggest piece of slate I’ve ever seen. I did enjoy the presentation, which matched a few grapes and cherries with the toasted porky glory.
Every element tasted glorious. It made me very happy indeed. Their espresso, from Burntisland roaster Myrtle, was solidly good, too.
So overall, I thought FYUL was a really smart new place. As things develop, I think they might need to broaden out their menu, but where they’re starting from makes a lot of immediate sense. The folks running it are full of enthusiasm and offered wonderfully friendly service, throughout. I’ll be back for a lunchtime visit, soon.
Blythe scores Fyul
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16/20
Today’s quester was: Blythe
I ate: breakfast panini
I drank: espresso, water
I wore: Festival wear
Total bill: £5.55