I’d visited Rocksalt on a couple of occasions previously but hadn’t tried their food. Finding myself in Leith and in need of breakfast I paid the place a visit.
The interior is spacious and airy with a elaborate central chandelier and elegant cornicing. A former stationers, it’s a really lovely location.
I was feeling pretty hungry so ordered their Rocksalt special breakfast, from their Mediterranean influenced menu, with an espresso to accompany it. The counter man set about preparing things.
Their espresso, by Union, was really pretty good and an improvement on the last time I’d visited. It packed a good punch.
The breakfast looked plentiful when it arrived. I was slightly pressed for time so tore into it with unconcealed gusto.
It proved to be a hearty plateful with some delicious elements, particularly the chunky toast and tattie scone. There was a lot of good bacon, too, but I would have taken a rasher less in exchange for a second sausage. However, the mushroom needed a little more cooking and the black pudding was a little characterless. Still it was pretty tasty stuff.
So overall, Rocksalt is a lovely cafe space and the food on offer is pleasingly good. I’d be happy to visit again particularly if the coffee remains at the good standard I found today.
Blythe scores Rocksalt
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
4/5 for setting
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: Rocksalt special breakfast
I drank: espresso, water
I wore: black and red
Total bill: £8.45