On most days, my morning walk to work allows me the opportunity to ease my way in to the day, with perhaps a stop for an espresso, to perk things up. Sometimes, an early meeting looms in my schedule, making things a little more urgent, with sustenance often needing to be taken on board, as I briskly stroll. Today was in the latter camp.



Having still not developed an aptitude for supping porridge on the hoof, I’m eating a few more breakfast rolls than is strictly ideal, but I’m sure I’ll make the emotional leap to a more oat-rich breakfasting regimen, eventually.

Today, my focus was on a haggis and scrambled egg roll, from Simply Sandwiches, on Lothian Road. I’d had a really good haggis and black pudding roll from Freshcut, just next door, so it did occur to me that perhaps I should order something entirely different, but the completion of that thought was not timed appropriately to arrest the escape of the words from my lips.

Haggis and scrambled egg roll

Haggis and scrambled egg roll

The counter folks were soon about their business, in cheery and efficient fashion, with the solidly heavy roll soon in my possession. It featured two round slices of haggis, with a beautifully crisp exterior, sitting atop a bed of eggs, with a nicely fired roll as the outer casing. It made for enjoyable eating, and made the briskness of today’s eastward trot that bit more bearable.

So overall, I liked my visit to Simply Sandwiches. Although the interior isn’t quite so smart as Freshcut, it seemed to be a solid and reliable little place. I liked the sound of their lunchtime steak sandwiches, so must try to pop back for a go at one of them, soon. For now, I’d be happy to point you in their direction, next time you’re in need of a filling breakfast.

Blythe scores Simply Sandwiches
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13.5/20

I ate: haggis and scrambled egg roll

I wore: black suit

Total bill: £1.80

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Written by BKR