September 12, 2014 Abbeyhill, Burger, Chips, Chipshop No Comments



After a quick visit to the nearby Safari Lounge to book their back room for an upcoming social occasion, I crossed the road to give the Sea Breeze Café a visit.

I’m not one to shy away from the odd unhealthy dining experience. I have quite the soft spot for greasy spoons and chip shops. The Sea Breeze combines the two, with a classic chippy counter on one side and Ikea’s finest to accommodate a dozen sit-in customers on the other.

Burger and chips

Burger and chips

My eye was caught by talk of a homemade burger for £2.80. For an additional £1 you could add chips. That sounded like a good plan to me.

The counter man was a friendly character. He quickly went about preparing things and in no time at all was delivering a generous looking lunchtime portion.



With two burgers and a nice slice of bacon packed into a morning roll, then topped with dressed salad, this was a highly impressive amount of stuff for the money. And what’s more, it tasted really very good.

Too often, the first bite of a burger is a muddy melange of flavours. The first bite of this was deliciously beefy through and through. I was impressed. The chips were good quality chip shop chips, too.

So overall, the value proposition on offer at the Sea Breeze Café was highly attractive. I’ve routinely paid three times as much for burgers of much poorer flavour and quality, so what is on offer here is well worth checking out. I’ll definitely be back.

Blythe scores Sea Breeze Cafe
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13.5/20

I ate: burger and chips

I wore: lilac shirt

Total bill: £3.80

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Written by BKR