My preferred direction when this is the feeling is to pace it out along Regent Road. From there you can take in one of the most inspiring views that any urban area in the world affords the eye. The blend of hill, history and hubbub is hard to equal.
Spiritual refreshment initiated I headed down Easter Road to get something more humble to deal with lunchtime hunger. Mum’s on Albion Street was my location of choice.
A caff with an appreciative audience, cheap and cheerful is the territory it inhabits. Surroundings are not bonnie but the smiling counter women lend the place a welcoming atmosphere.
I had an eye on a blended approach to lunch and their prominent mention of soup supported this view. I ordered just soup and a plain roll.
The soup was gorgeous. Really, just what I was requiring. Light in texture it had all the depth of flavour of a soup they had been slaved over for hours.
So overall, I was really happy with Mum’s. Stylish no; tasty yes. A place that has good soup as its cornerstone? That’s always going to be a winner with me.
Blythe scores Mum’s
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
2.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13/20
I ate: green split pea soup
I wore: heavy overcoat
Total bill: £1.50