A neat and tidy place with a certain down-at-heel charm, service seemed to be conducted by taking a seat then shouting over to the obliging counter woman, who then set about the preparation of things in the back room kitchen. I was happy to follow this pattern, ordering a veggie breakfast and a mug of tea.This came with a rather sad looking slice of toast that arrived before the main event. The breakfast was also a little alarming on the eye with a veritable lake of beans dominating the plate and completely drowning a prized tattie scone (although I must admit it was quite fun when I did discover it lurking in the depths).
However, the fried egg was beautifully cooked, the mushrooms, so often badly mangled on breakfast plates, were rather good and the veggie haggis (a couple of veggie sausages could be chosen as an alternative item) was grand. But that bean lake…So overall, I quite enjoyed the informal delights of the Leith Walk Cafe. Now Rest has it beaten all ends up for quality, but variety is the spice and all that. I’d be happy to pop back and will maybe give one of their breakfast rolls a try, next time.
Blythe scores the Leith Walk Cafe
3/5 for food
2/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 11.5/20
I ate: veggie breakfast (egg, beans, tattie scone, mushrooms, haggis, toast)
I drank: tea
I wore: full questing pinstripes
Total bill: £6