September 28, 2014 Edinburgh Cafe, soup, West 1 Comment



After my usual Saturday wanderings, including a stop at Alplings at the Tram Stop Market, I stopped for a mid-afternoon post-lunch bowl of soup at the Saltyard Cafe, on Dalry Road.

Run by the Gorgie Dalry church, the premises are light and airy, with the feel of a smartly appointed community cafe. I’ve visited a couple of places in this style, recently, including the Undercroft Cafe. I’ve been generally impressed with the friendly atmosphere and value on offer. The Saltyard was no exception.



As I say, my eyes were simply on soup. I had carrot & tarragon and sweet potato to choose from, opting for the latter. I took a seat at the one free table in the busy cafe.

The soup was soon with me. The accompanying bread was a rather limp piece of brown sliced bread.



Fortunately, the soup was very tasty. A thick and hearty sweet potato soup was warmly spiced, making for an entirely enjoyable dish. The sliced bread was pretty rubbish at mopping things up, though.

So overall, the Saltyard is a rather nice spot offering very good soup. An improvement to their bread would be greatly appreciated as it’s currently letting things down. I’d be happy to visit again next time I’m looking for a good quality bowl of soup.

Blythe scores the Saltyard Cafe
3/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13/20

I ate: sweet potato soup

I drank: water

I wore: blue stripy shirt

Total bill: £2.80

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Written by BKR