September 4, 2014 Coffee shop, Street food 1 Comment

Sunny day at the market

Sunny day at the market

On a sunny and warm Thursday, I took a little trip down to the Tram Stop Market for a lunchtime feast.

Having stopped off at Jones & Son and Scoff for a wee blether, I first made a trip to new coffee stall Mariners.

Combining both a good selection of beans for retail and a back-of-the-van coffee machine offering the usual range of drinks, this was an impressive little place, serving a short and intense espresso (£1.50). I look forward to visiting again.

Then it was decision time as to where I ate. I must give the Mighty Mexican a go, soon, but I was lured in by Zoete Koek, a Belgian waffle and chocolate van that was doing savoury crepes for the first time, today.

Crepe van

Crepe van

I liked the sound of the mozzarella, tomato and pesto one (£4), which was duly assembled by the friendly stallholders. A super-thin crepe was cooked on the hotplate and filled with the advertised elements, along with some walnuts, seeds and spring onions, all of which added different textures and flavours.

The van has a little shelf with a couple of seats, so rather than ruin another tie while eating it on the go, I sat down to munch. The folks helpfully cut up the crepe with their big, sharp cutter, which made things entirely more straightforward.

Cut-up crepe

Cut-up crepe

It proved to be extremely good, with the elements coming together to form exciting savoury mouthfuls. I really enjoyed it.

So overall, while Zoete Koek is probably geared more towards the sweet-tooth audience, they did a very good job with their savoury crepes. Together with the enjoyable espresso from Mariners, this formed another highly pleasing visit to the Tram Stop Market.

4 stars 2

Written by BKR