I’m starting to run out of West End breakfast places to try, so I was pleased to see that Wannaburger had started opening for breakfasts, again.
Under the slogan “real fast food”, the place has been tending to local burger needs for a good few years. They’re famous for their burger specials, sometimes featuring some weird and wacky combos.
My attention was on breakfast fare, though, and I opted for a bacon and egg roll, matching it with an espresso, from Lyon’s. Apparently, Wannaburger is the first place in Scotland to be showcasing their new coffee.
Once I’d completed my ordering with the cheery counter man, he handed me a little device and told me it would buzz when my dish was ready, then I could collect it from the counter end. There were three people in the shop, and I went to sit-in about five feet away, so this seemed a rather over-engineered solution.
I watched as things were prepared, and was baffled as the cook took my items to the end of the counter, activated my buzzer, then returned to his station. Talk about technology getting in the way of human interaction. When they’re busy, I’m sure this is a fine system, which keeps the kids amused; when they’re not, it’s just plain silly.
The roll proved to be pretty decent, with plenty of bacon heaped on. The yolk of the egg burst everywhere, but this was good news, as it illustrated with its brightly hued yolk that it was nicely fresh. The coffee was no great shakes, though.
So overall, the pointlessly silly use of technology marred what was otherwise a fairly decent breakfast experience. Wannaburger’s diner set-up is very smart. Their approach to service is anything but.
Blythe scores Wannaburger
3/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
1.5/5 for service
giving an overall 11/20
I ate: bacon and egg roll
I drank: espresso
I wore: blue suit
Total bill: £2.49