Where Beanscene traded for many years, at the heart of Haymarket, Le Petit Repas has recently taken over. I popped in for a breakfast visit on a sunnily chilly morning.

There are elements of continuity matched with signs of change in evidence. The £5 pizzas still feature, the interior is largely the same, but the coffee has changed to Portioli, an Italian roast, and things have a generally fresher and more optimistic feel.



This wasn’t my first visit under the new regime, as I’ve popped in a few times for espresso. They’re serving one of the better Italian roasts I’ve had in the city.

The breakfast menu is focussed, but covered the things I often order: bacon rolls; porridge, and scrambled eggs. I opted for the latter adding some crispy bacon for an extra pound.



The food arrived in good time. It was a slightly odd looking arrangement with eggs and bacon in separate ramekins, two slices of toast, one little pack of butter and rather a large dish of ketchup.

It was rather similar to how they present breakfast in Turkey, but that’s done generally because a number of discrete elements are on offer. In theory, all of these should have been coming together to form a single coherent dish. The assembly job was a little beyond the powers of my early morning brain. This wasn’t aided by the desiccated eggs that seemed hell-bent on scrambling all over the plate.

Anyhoo, the eggs weren’t great, but the bacon was crisp and profuse, and the brown toast was nicely done. It was decent and filling fare.

So overall, I enjoyed my visit to Le Petit Repas. I think the place is going in the right direction, even though today’s breakfast dish was presented in a rather unhelpfully fussy way. I’ll no doubt be back for another visit, as it’s very handy for me.

Blythe scores Le Petit Repas
3.5/5 for food
2.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 13/20

I ate: scrambled eggs with bacon

I drank: espresso, water

I wore: brown

Total bill: £5.20

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Written by BKR