The Edinburgh Rodi is a great place for meaty treats. Their open charcoal barbecue is quite something and it’s my default place to visit when I am really, really hungry as portions are huge, delicious and filling.The Dundee version has that same meaty theme, with a full selection of Turkish classics, but is more of a cafe, with a large range of breakfast and lunch options, across dishes with a Mediterranean influence and those from closer to home.
I was up for giving their Turkish breakfast a go, not least because I was feeling a bit indecisive and it offered a broad range of items.It soon arrived looking really pretty good. The toast looked a little anaemic, but did the job well enough once I loaded feta and honey on to it. A little medley of sucuk (spiced Turkish sausage), onion, pepper and mushrooms was nicely savoury.
Marinated olives hit the spot, and the little herby omelette was rather good. It was a pleasing array and just what I was after.
The tea was better than the coffee, but I’m increasingly finding that when I have a little bit of hangover, which was the case today, tea hits the mark rather better than coffee.
So overall, I enjoyed my trip to Cafe Rodi. Their Turkish breakfast was tasty stuff and it was good to spend a nice relaxing hour in the place before a busy day ahead. Do pop in next time you’re in the neighbourhood.
Blythe scores Cafe Rodi
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13.5/20
I ate: Turkish breakfast
I drank: water, espresso, tea
I wore: black and white
Total bill: £8.90