June 5, 2014 Dundee, soup 2 Comments



After a meeting on the banks of the silvery Tay, I found myself in Dundee in want of some mid-afternoon sustenanace. I’d heard good things about the Parlour Cafe so took a wee wander towards its relaxed confines.

With a very laid-back vibe to the place, the menu is strong on healthy ingredients. Their excellent selection of fresh veg was on display on a neat little rack of shelves.



A busy little place, I did well to get a seat at a window table. The friendly waitress was soon in attendance, taking my drink order while pointing me in the direction of their extensive chalkboards for food options. I tried their espresso, which was fairly routine stuff, while I contemplated.

I tried their cauliflower, broccoli and parmesan soup. This was pretty good, although I couldn’t quite fathom the deep brown hue. Maybe brown lentils had been blitzed in to give it more body?

Frittata and salad

Frittata and salad

I followed with a smoked haddock and pea frittata. This came served with a choice from their array of salads, all of which looked tasty. I settled upon the lentil one. The frittata was full of flavour, but it was the salad that was the star of the show. It was really nicely balanced and provided just the kind of wholesome deliciousness that I was needing.

As I munched, I did a little multi-tasking contribution to the Humans of Dundee project by being interviewed and photographed by Dylan Drummond. It was all very enjoyable.

So overall, I was impressed with the Parlour. It served me two good courses that hit the spot rather nicely. It’s a place with a lovely atmosphere and wonderfully welcoming service so I’d be happy to visit again, next time I’m in the neighbourhood.

Blythe scores the Parlour Cafe
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20

I ate: cauliflower, broccoli and parmesan soup; smoked haddock, pea and spinach frittata with lentil salad

I drank: espresso, water

I wore: brown suit

Total bill: £12.45

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Written by BKR