February 8, 2014 Old Town, soup, Turkish No Comments



Café Truva has three branches across the city, with one on The Shore, one on the Canongate and a third on Lady Lawson Street, which was the one I visited today. This completed the set for me as I’d visited the other two, last year.

Truva has a wide-ranging menu, principally featuring Turkish dishes, but with some more generic fare mixed in.



I opted for their soup of the day, which was lentil, then followed with a Turkish panini featuring sucuk (a spicy Turkish sausage) and cheese.

Service was friendly with things being kept efficient throughout. There was a slight mishap when my panini slid off the plate on its way from the kitchen, but things were handled very smartly and a replacement freshly prepared.



The soup made it to the table without a problem and was a hearty and healthy lentil soup, which hit the spot quite nicely.

The panini was pretty good, too. I’m a great fan of sucuk with its warm spicing. It worked very well as the flavour-packed central element of the toastie.

So overall, Café Truva served decently tasty fare and the welcome was warm. On balance, I think the Lady Lawson Street shop offered me the best overall experience. I’d be happen to pop in for another visit next time I’m in the neighbourhood.

Blythe scores Café Truva
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 13.5/20

I ate: lentil soup; sucuk and cheese panini

I drank: water

I wore: pale yellow shirt

Total bill: £8.75

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Written by BKR