I was in need of breakfast in the West End, once more, and this time I decided to break the bacon roll habit. I wandered along to Lothian Road to visit recently arrived coffee shop Coletti & Co.

It was not my first visit. I’ve been quite a frequent visitor since it opened in August. I like their coffee very much. With nearby Mlle Macaron on Grindlay Street they have brought a lovely bit of Steampunk charm to this part of town.



The interior of Coletti is simple and really rather elegant. They have a blend of seating options in their long, narrow dining space. I like it a lot.

Service is still finding its feet (no-one seems to have quite mastered the till, yet) but they’re a wonderfully friendly bunch, full of kind and welcoming words.



As alluded to previously, I opted for a healthy breakfast, with porridge my choice. This came with a range of toppings, from which I chose apple compote.

Once I had sat down on the banquette seating, the porridge was soon with me along with the requisite espresso.

Regular readers will recall that I struggle with porridge. I want to love it but I find it hard going, sometimes. Today’s version was right up there with the best I’ve sampled and the apple compote was quite outstanding. I was an entirely happy chappy.

So overall, Coletti & Co is a new favourite. Their breakfast is excellent, their lunch looks like it holds plenty of goodness and their coffee is very good. I’d recommend a visit at your earliest convenient opportunity.

Blythe scores Coletti & Co
4.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 15.5/20

I ate: porridge with apple compote

I drank: espresso

I wore: brogues

Total bill: £3.10

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Written by BKR