I’d been meaning to stop in for a lunchtime visit to Kilimanjaro, ever since I popped in to try their espresso and spotted that they offered a wide selection of daily soups.
On a surprisingly warm and sunny day, I joined Hannah, who’d arrived a few minutes before me, at a window table that proved to be a rather good people-watching position.
From their wide selection of soups, Hannah opted for the wild mushroom, while I chose the chicken chowder. I added a pastrami sandwich, too. Ordering was done at the counter, with our selections then swiftly brought to our table, by the friendly staff members.
The soups were served with three thick slices of good bread. Given that my sandwich arrived at the same time, this looked like an awful lot of bread for me to be eating in one sitting, but it was a generously sized soup portion, so I was glad to have plenty of dunking material.
Both soups were very tasty, with mine a very hearty, corn-filled chowder. It was the kind of soup that will come in to its own when fending off colder Edinburgh climes, later in the year.
The sandwich was really good, too, with the excellent bread containing a good amount of filling. The pastrami was well matched with emmental, mustard and crunchy gherkins. I enjoyed it, muchly.
I rounded things out with very good espresso, although I do think that their Squaremile blend works an awful lot better with milk in it, so I’m not surprised to hear that the place is a highly-rated flat white purveyor.
So overall, we enjoyed our visit to Kilimanjaro. It served really good quality soup and a tasty sandwich, in a friendly atmosphere. I’d be happy to pop back again, in the future, and would suggest you visit, next time you’re passing.
Blythe scores Kilimanjaro
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 questers were: Hannah, Blythe
We ate: wild mushroom soup, chicken chowder, pastrami sandwich
We drank: water, tea, espresso
We wore: brown boots, grey patterned leggings
Total bill: c.£17