Exterior

Exterior

When the weather closed in after a sunny start to the day, I needed to duck in somewhere to avoid the rain. My chosen refuge was Cafe Station at Haymarket.

With a huge range of dishes on offer, from burgers to seafood to all-day breakfasts to pies, I was slightly at a loss as to what to order. I eventually settled on their Turkish breakfast which promised eggs, sucuk and feta served with olives and salad. The counter woman seemed a little surprised at this and was rather vague about things.

Piano

Piano

I tried their espresso while the breakfast was prepared to order. The coffee wasn’t great.

Things took a while to arrive and didn’t look too promising when they did. It looked like the poor egg had been frying the entire time. The yolk was solid and rather sad.

Breakfast

Breakfast

The sucuk, a traditional Turkish sausage, wasn’t sucuk but a poor quality smoked sausage. The feta was beyond crumbly; it was practically powder. It was just all rather disappointing. There were a couple of slices of mortadella on the plate. They were quite tasty, but seemed a little out of place.

So overall, Cafe Station isn’t doing too well. They have a piano in the cafe, which hints at quirky characterfulness, but the food just doesn’t match up. With many better options in the neighbourhood, you can safely walk past Cafe Station in the knowledge that you’re not missing much.

Scores
Blythe scores Cafe Station
1.5/5 for food
2.5/5 for presentation
2/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 9/20

I ate: Turkish breakfast (fried eggs, sucuk, feta, tomatoes, olives)

I drank: espresso, water

I wore: slightly wet apparel

Total bill: £7.60

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Written by BKR