September 17, 2014 Breakfast, Leith 1 Comment



It had been a good long while since I’d been in Leith around breakfast time, so I was looking forward to trying somewhere new when I stepped off the bus on Great Junction Street.

Although it was masked behind scaffolding, the twinkling “open” sign beckoned me towards La Dolce Vita, which looked more greasy spoon than Fellini masterpiece.



There was plenty of room in the spacious interior when I arrived, but I was soon joined by several other customers, with a balance between sit-in and takeaway patrons.

Their menu is very broad, with several grouped categories. My eye was caught by a section called “starters” which offered three options: chips; onion rings; or scones. Remarkable.

Menu fun!

Menu fun!

From the “on toast” section, I chose scrambled eggs on toast. I added a mug of tea. The friendly counter folks were soon about preparing items to order.

A neat plate of toast and eggs were soon with me. They were a solidly good effort – light, fresh and nicely seasoned. Will they live as long in the memory as the quixotic menu? Probably not, but they did the job.

So overall, I enjoyed my visit to La Dolce Vita. As greasy spoons go, it’s a pretty decent one. I’d happily visit again.

Blythe scores La Dolce Vita
3/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 13/20

I ate: scrambled eggs on toast

I drank: tea

I wore: brogues

Total bill: £4.40

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Written by BKR