Firstly, apologies for the lack of photos in this post – I had a phone fail and lost the pics.
Patisserie Jacob, on Haymarket Terrace, is just about the closest eatery to my abode so it’s a little strange that I’d not reviewed it, previously. I visited for espresso sampling purposes and found it very disappointing in that regard so that perhaps in some way explains things.
Having relocated from their previous bakery shop in Gorgie, Jacob has built a good reputation for freshly baked savoury and sweet treats. The space is wonderfully airy and bright, with light wood and chairs with a green tinge. The cornicing is very elegant and the mirrors are similarly impressive.
My visit was an early morning one so breakfast was the order of the day. I opted to give their espresso another go, to accompany a bacon roll.
Once the counter man had noted my requirements, the bacon was cooked to order on their grill then encased in a fresh ciabatta roll. Brown sauce was applied as is my predilection.
The roll was wonderfully fresh and the bacon plentiful. It could have used a minute or two longer on the grill as the fat was a little difficult to bite through, but it was still a tasty item.
Sadly, their coffee was still way short of where it should have been, so there remains considerable room for improvement on that aspect.
So overall, I enjoyed my visit to Patisserie Jacob. The cafe is a wonderfully tranquil and relaxing spot and their freshly baked goods are very tasty. I’d be happy to point you in its direction, next time you’re looking for a moment of calm in an elegant setting.
Blythe scores Patisserie Jacob
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: bacon roll
I drank: espresso
I wore: striped blue
Total bill: £4